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Australia and New Zealand Continence Journal

The Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal (ANZCJ) is the only multidisciplinary journal dedicated to researching the diagnosis, treatment and management of incontinence, bringing together the medical, nursing and allied health specialties of:

  • Nursing
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gerontology
  • Paediatrics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Urogynaecology
  • Urology

The ANZCJ is listed on a number of medical databases. These include:

  • Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)
  • InfoRMIT (Australian Medical Index)
  • Ebsco

The ANZCJ is a member of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and follows the recommendations of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). It is recommended that all authors review the ICMJE Recommendations (previously The Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals) and the ICMJE statement Defining the roles of authors and contributors before submitting a paper. Information on publishing research and research publishing ethics, with links to the COPE ethics guidelines and international research reporting guidelines, can be found on the EQUATOR Network website.

All papers relating to human and animal studies must contain an ethics statement as per the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). All papers relating to clinical trials must include the trial registration number and adhere to the research ethics statement.

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Submit a paper

The ANZCJ invites original research papers, and other scholarly manuscripts relating to the diagnosis, treatment and management of incontinence across the lifespan. A list of topics of interest to our readers is published in each edition of the journal.

All papers submitted to the journal are subject to blinded peer review by two members of the Peer Review Board, or those persons with the expertise and academic qualifications that they may be deemed as peers by the Editor.

While the journal is primarily dedicated to Australian and New Zealand research, it also accepts international research studies on issues of bowel and bladder health and incontinence.  

Submissions to the journal may also include:

  • letters to the editor (maximum 250 words)
  • case studies
  • research article critiques
  • book reviews (maximum 750 words)
  • clinical issues papers and practice updates
  • evaluation of products 

First-time authors are encouraged to submit papers to the ANZCJ which is supported by the Editorial Committee and Managing Editor. Before submitting papers to the Managing Editor please read the Instructions for Authors Guide.

All enquiries should be made via email to journal@continence.org.au.

ANZCJ Editorial Committee

Editorial committee

Chair & Editor

Dr Jenny Kruger
BSc (Nurs & Midwif), MSc (Sport & Exercise), PhD Senior Researcher, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Continence Foundation of Australia Representative
Mrs Rowan Cockerell, CEO

Continence New Zealand Representative
Ms Louise Judd, CEO

Assoc Prof Wendy Bower
BAppSc (Physio), PhD, PgD Epidemiology and
Physiotherapy Research Lead & Senior Continence Clinician, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences,
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne,  VIC, Australia.  Visiting Professor, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Assoc Prof Christian Moro
BSc, BEd, MBus, PhD, SFHEA
Scientist, Centre for Urology Research, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz
Director, Aged Care Division, National Ageing Research Institute Ltd, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Dr Margaret Sherburn
PhD, BAppSc (Physio), MWomen’sHlth
Senior Fellow, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Ms Elizabeth Watt
RN, MNS, BAppSc (Adv Nur), Grad Cert Cont Prom, FACN
Senior Research Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute Ltd., Parkville, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
Sessional Lecturer, Deakin University, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Burwood Campus, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Prof Russ Chess-Williams
BSc(Hons), PhD, FBPhS
Director, Centre for Urology Research, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University,
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.

Dr Vivien Wong
Urogynaecologist, Senior Lecturer, University of
Queensland, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital, Brisbane & Robina Hospital, Gold Coast, Robina, QLD, Australia.

Co-Opted Members

Prof Kate Moore AO
Urogynaecologist, St George Hospital, Kogarah.

Assoc Prof Vincent Tse
MB,BS (Hons), MS (Syd), FRACS
Urologist, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Managing Editor
Jacinta Miller
Tel +61 0407849674
Email journal@continence.org.au
Please contact the Managing Editor for all correspondence


The ANZCJ Editorial Committee members provide a competing interest statement annually.

For more information about the ANZCJ and for author instructions and editorial policy or email the Editorial Manager at journal@continence.org.au.