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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

TITLE - The title should summarize the major contribution/idea of the paper. It should contain few words that represents the entire paper.

ABSTRACT - The abstract should encapsulate the brief summary of the research article including the corresponding keywords that allows other researchers to search your article. Also, it should capture the general information about your paper in order for your readers to have a clear picture of what your article is all about. It does not only provides the general scope of your research but also includes essential result of your study and the conclusion that can was drawn from the result.  The abstract should not exceed 250 words. 

Keywords - This part of your paper should provide at least a maximum of six key words arranged in alphabetical manner and should be separated by comma.

Introduction -The introduction of your research paper should explain what the research problem is all about which includes discussion of what has been done from previous research in relation to your problem. Likewise, the purpose of why you have conducted your research must be highlighted in this section including the contribution of the article. Literature citation should follow in-text citation following the 7th Edition of the APA Format. Each paragraph should be intended or aligned to the left. 

Methods - This part of the research article should have a detailed discussion as regards the procedures that had been followed in order to come up with this study. If in case that there are several methods that you have utilized in your study, you can separate each of the following components of your methods by making subsections. Each subheading should be Bold and Italicized.

Results-Theheadings of each table should be bold and should appeared centered above the table while captions of figures should appear below the figure itself and must be in lower case form.  When referring a figure in your discussion or in the body of text of your paper, it should be abbreviated “Fig.” At the same time, figures should be number based on how they appear in the text. Please do not send tables and figures in separate files and should be embedded in the paper itself. 

Conclusion and Future Works -This section of the research paper should contain the review of the major points of the research paper based on your objective. It should also include the limitation of the paper to allow other researchers to look into other possibilities of another research problem. Furthermore, possible applications and extensions of the study be included as well.  

Ethical Consideration - This section includes the declaration of protocols followed as part of the ethical considerations of your study especially when dealing with human and animals as subject of your study. 

Acknowledgement - This part of the paper includes those people A, B, or C which the author wishes to thank or those collaborating agency who provided grant for the realization of your study. 

Author's Bionote - This section includes a brief information about the author with attached picture preferably 1x1 for easy identification.

References- The number of references should be at least 15 references. It should also be as recent as possible from the last five (5) to 10 years. Only those references that can be found on the paper should be included. The references should follow the current format of the 7th Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Please see examples below.

Journal Article

Author, A.A., & Author, B.B (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Journal, Volume, Issue, page. DOI or URL if available.

Bird, F. (2020). A defense of objectivity in the social sciences, rightly understood. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 16(1), 83-98. (8)


Author, A. A., & Author, B.B. (Copyright Year). Title of the Book with Edition). Publisher. DOI or URL if available.

Serafica, J.P.J., Pawilen, G.T., Casilib, B.N., & Alata, E.J.P. (2018). Science, Technology and Society (1st ed.). Rex Book Store Publishing. 

Web Page

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (2020). Alternative Solutions to School Closure in Arab Countries to Ensuring that Learning Never Stops. 

News Article

Calonzo, A. (2020, October 23). Philippine Covid Cases Drop as Testing Falls Below Target. Bloomberg. 


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