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Call for Papers


The  College of Social Work and Community Development of the University of the Philippines is now accepting manuscripts for the  2013 issue of the Philippine Journal of Social Development (PJSD).  The deadline for submission of manuscripts is Feb. 21, 2013.


The goal of this journal is to promote analysis and dialogue about social development practice and issues in the fields of peace and conflict transformation and good governance in the Philippines and South-East Asian region.

Institutional Support and Editorial Staff

This journal is published by the College of Social Work and Community Development of the University of the Philippines Diliman.  The Editors of the journal are faculty members of the College of Social Work and Community Development of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Statement of Policy and Themes/Subjects

The PJSD is a national refereed journal that provides a venue for the exchange of knowledge and views among professionals and academics engaged in social welfare, social development and social policy work.  It is committed to the promotion of socially responsive and appropriate interventions that engender social equality and challenge discrimination and oppression of marginalized sectors and populations.  Opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the College of Social Work and Community Development or the University of the Philippines Diliman.

The journal invites submissions pertaining to the theme: Peace and Conflict Transformation and Good Governance. At the national level, the current administration is actively promoting good governance among government agencies and local government units (‘matuwid na daan’) and signed a peace contract with the MILF in 2012.  What have been the outcomes and impact of these efforts to marginalized communities? What community – based initiatives exist to promote peace and good governance? The theme hopes to encourage articles that discuss and challenge social development theories, policies and programs in these fields.

Guidelines for Manuscripts

Electronic submissions are encouraged.  If hard copies are mailed, one copy of the manuscript and one on CD/DVD (using Microsoft Word) should be submitted.  The manuscript should include a removable cover page with the author’s name, title, organizational affiliation, correspondence addresses, telephone numbers and electronic mail addresses.  Manuscripts should be typewritten, double-spaced and about 4,000 to 6,000 words in length including references.  They should be original works which have not been published or are being reviewed for publication elsewhere.  They should use non-sexist, non-discriminatory language.  An abstract of not more than 60 words must accompany all submissions. All manuscripts must be consistent with the following guidelines.

Titles and subtitles should be clear and concise.  Quotations over 40 words should be indented.  The use of footnotes is discouraged.  Notes are indicated by numbers in the text and printed at the end of the article.  Tables and figures should have short titles; please give sources and indicate their placement in the text.  Please supply figures as camera ready artwork.

If graphics or photographs are included, they should be titled and properly referenced (if taken from other sources).  They must be black and white, of good resolution (at least 200 dots per inch) and camera-ready.

Omit points in abbreviations such as UP

Use as few numerals as possible in dates and page numbers (e.g., 2005-6, 21-7).  Write dates as 17 July 2000.  Spell out numbers from one to nine, but use numerals for 10 and over, for percentages and for all tables.

Use APA format for in-text citations and reference list .

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be sent to:


Aleli B. Bawagan