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The Department of Social Work, College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines invites contributions in the form of research papers, case studies and literary works for the 11th volume of the Philippine Journal of Social Development to be published on December 2018.

The theme for this volume is “human rights from the margins“, with a special focus on how human rights inform social work and social development practice with vulnerable populations. Embedded in the theme is also the call for a critical appraisal of how advocates have engaged and challenged international and national human rights mechanisms to become more responsive to human rights issues.

Deadline of Submission: July 31, 2018 

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PJSD Volume 11 Guidelines for Authors


The following criteria guides the acceptance of articles submitted to PJSD Volume 11:

  1. The article must be the author’s original work.
  2. It should not have been published nor submitted for publication to other journals.
  3. It must be novel or innovative.
  4. It must be consistent with the theme, “Human Rights from the Margins”.
  5. It must offer analysis and conclusions with significant implications to policy and development practice.
  6. It should organize the ideas and main points in a logical manner.
  7. It must be evidence based.
  8. It must use non-discriminatory language.
  9. It may be any of the following forms:
    • Papers prepared specifically for publication in the journal;
    • A report or part of the report of a full blown research;
    • Papers presented in conferences/symposia conducted by the College and other fora;
    • Required course output from DSD students
    • Best papers prepared by undergraduate and graduate students as part of their academic requirements;
    • Papers based on theses and dissertations; and
    • Special articles such as book reviews and other written creative work, upon the call by the Issue Editor.
  10. It must be submitted on or before the deadline (31 July 2018).


Manuscript Guidelines (based from PJSD Editorial and Publication Policies)

  1. Manuscripts should be typewritten in 12” Times New Roman font, single spaced with 1” border margins, and consistent with the standard rules of bibliographic citation using the American Psychological Association (APA) format.
  2. Articles should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long, including tables, figures and list of references.
  3. Writers/contributors should submit both electronic and hard copies of their article. Electronic copies must be in MSWord (.doc, .docx) or Open Document Text format (.odt).
  4. Preferably, the electronic copies are to be submitted through
  5. Writers/contributors should adhere to the timetable set by the editor. Failure to do so would mean the author’s loss of interest to publish their articles and the withdrawal of the consideration of the article for publication.
  6. Manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter addressed to the Issue Editor and publisher, containing the author’s expression of intent to submit the article for publication, a brief description about the author, a declaration of the originality and integrity of the article and in the case of multiple authorship, a signed statement that all listed authors meet authorship criteria and that no others meeting the criteria have been omitted.
  7. Writers must also accomplish the Copyright Transfer Agreement, found in Annex E, which grants the PJSD to publish and disseminate the submitted manuscript if and when it is accepted for publication.
  8. The writer is solely responsible for the ideas and opinion stated in the manuscript. The article does not necessarily reflect the views of the College.
  9. Specific guidelines for special articles will be provided by the Issue Editor concerned.
  10. PJSD accepts articles written in either English or Filipino.