Volume 28 Issue 2 (2022) of Third Sector Review – Serving the Academic and Not-for-profit Community for a Quarter of a Century

Over 25 years have passed since the establishment of the Third Sector Review in 1995 and the Not-for-profit and charitable landscape has never been more complex. Of course, COVID-19 has impacted the sector and its stakeholders greatly. However, the enduring challenges related to resourcing and policy impact remain significant for sector leaders, organisations and policymakers.

The Third Sector Review is the region’s premier multidisciplinary research journal focused on examining the challenges faced by the sector and meeting the needs of academics and practitioners. It is also the house journal of Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR), the regional professional association of researchers with a focus on all aspects of the Not-for-profit sector.

The journal has been successful in bringing academia and practitioners together with a focus on high-quality research reporting and industry-ready outputs via its Academic and From-the-field sections.

We encourage authors to forward their papers or a 250-word abstract paper proposal to help us to showcase the breadth and depth of work being undertaken and to highlight the challenges being faced by practitioners.

Please submit your article to editor@anztsr.org.au by 30 September 2022.

Aims and Scope

Third Sector Review has been publishing research for 25 years. Articles address characteristics of the third sector or any aspect of its management, including governance, human resource management, the labour market, financial management, strategic management and managing change, community development, fund-raising, user rights, relations with government, legal issues and historical development.

The Review is explicitly cross-disciplinary, with both theoretical and empirical papers invited from a range of disciplines and fields of practice in the third sector. Critiques of existing theory or practice are invited. Contributions are encouraged from both practitioners and academics on third sector issues of interest to those in Australia, New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours. While there must be some relevance to those jurisdictions, papers on issues of global and regional relevance are strongly encouraged.


The Review is published twice a year, in June and December and submissions are welcomed on a rolling basis. A subscription is part of ANZTSR’s membership benefits. See: https://www.anztsr.org.au/third-sector-review/

Editors (contact at editor@anztsr.org.au):  

Guidelines for Contributors

Explaining complex concepts concisely is prized and papers should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length.

More details are provided on the Review’s website: https://www.anztsr.org.au/third-sector-review/. In brief, papers should be written in a jargon-free, non-technical style accessible to managers, workers and board members of third sector profit organisations, and to academic researchers, teachers and students from a variety of disciplines. Papers are subject to rigorous peer review, normally by two independent reviewers.