Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology


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The Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology (BACIT) is an open-access online journal with a focus on new and emerging research related to applied computing and information technology. The Bulletin contains a range of articles - double blind peer-reviewed papers, invited papers, views, opinions, reports, book reviews. It is published by the New Zealand National Advisory Committee for Computing Qualifications (NACCQ); its target audience includes academics, students and industry practitioners - based primarily (but not exclusively) in New Zealand, and working in the areas of computing, information technology and information systems.

BACIT is an Open Access Journal, DOAJ # 11764120. Individual authors retain their intellectual property rights. We welcomes submissions from established authors but particularly encourages contributions from new researchers and students, especially from those in postgraduate study who are also employed in the field.

The Bulletin is published in electronic format only. Refereed articles are subject to a double-blind review process, involving at least two anonymous reviewers. Reviewer names are published.

We are proud that BACIT holds a C rating by the Australian Research Council ( http://www.arc.gov.au/era/era_journal_list.htm ) and in COmputing Research & Education (CORE) conference and journal rankings ( http://www.core.edu.au/ ). BACIT is also indexed in the EBSCO Online research database.


BACIT accepts papers for publication that are directly related to the scope of the Bulletin and which might from time to time address special areas of interest that we highlight. Discussions on research in progress and emerging research will be considered...

The Bulletin is primarily designed as a vehicle to publish Applied Computing papers principally from New Zealand, but we do consider international papers that would be of interest to our readers, particularly if related to education, or that refer to the work of New Zealand researchers.

Submissions should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words and submitted as a zip package that includes:

  • The document, as a
    • Microsoft Word document (preferably .doc). The guidelines are provided in the document  template below (we strongly advise you to use this template as it will greatly assist the editors).
  • Any associated digital assets (for example, images).
    • Images are to be submitted as gif, jpg or png and the maximum image width is 500 pixels.


  • Download the Microsoft Word Document Template (.dot) file (20K) Word Document Template
  • Articles for submission can be emailed as a zip attachment to the Executive Editor.

Editorial Board

Executive Editor Dr Michael Verhaart, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Associate Editor Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Editors Dr Tony Clear, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dr Donald Joyce, UNITEC, New Zealand
Diane McCarthy, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Catherine Snell-Siddle , UCOL, New Zealand
Nick Wallingford, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, New Zealand

Reviewer guidelines

Guidelines to assist reviewers are available here. Word Document Template

Contact us

Email the Executive Editor or the Associate Editor.

Updated: September 2010 | If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Editor