Contributor Guidelines

We welcome contributions. But before you start writing please have a look at these guidelines.

What we're after

  • Contribute your opinion

    Our regular Comment column is suitable for the expression of a firm opinion on a specific topic.

  • Contribute your research

    Our regular It’s Academic column is suitable for academics and post-graduate students who have completed an interesting piece of research on a specific topic.

  • Contribute your health and wellness expertise

    Our regular Health Matters column is suitable for anyone with expertise in occupational health or workplace wellbeing with an interesting angle to share.

  • Contribute news about health and safety in New Zealand

    Have you helped launch a new health and safety guideline or best practice guide? Have you run a professional body seminar and have a couple of good photos of the action? This is the kind of thing that might be suitable for our regular Community section.

Contribution guidelines

  • Editorial content vs Advertorial content

    The bulk of the magazine consists of editorial content – that is, text and images which provide information, expertise, opinion and sometimes inspiration. Editorial does not promote a company, product or service. Advertorial content promotes a product or service.

  • Contact us first!

    If you wish to write an editorial piece, please contact the editor first with a specific story idea.

    If you wish to submit a piece you have already written, please note we seek to publish only material which has not been published in New Zealand before.

    If you wish to submit an advertorial (promotional) piece or discuss advertising, please contact our advertising manager.

  • Original material

    We prefer to publish only original editorial – that is, material which has not been published in New Zealand before. Please disclose if your contribution has also been submitted elsewhere.

  • Copyright

    Thomson Reuters, publisher of Safeguard, holds the copyright on any material we commission for the magazine. In submitting a piece, the author licenses us to publish it in Safeguard and associated websites and publications.

  • Writing style

    Safeguard is not an academic journal. We publish material written in conversational English suitable for a wide readership, from the staff canteen to the boardroom. Don’t worry about the finer points of grammar and spelling – we will edit your material so that it shines! What we want is your expertise and enthusiasm.

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