Manuscript Guidelines

Submission of paper and articles is through electronic copies. 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 3,500 to 5,000 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.

In-text citations should appear as Manalili (1990: 11-4), Palma and Veneracion (2001). Use `et al.’ for works with more than two authors, but give all surnames in the references list. Use `a’, `b’, etc for different works by the same author in a single year: Alcid (2006a, 2006b). All the cited references should appear in full at the end of the article using the APA style:

Articles in journal:

Harlow, H.F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Psychological Psychology, 55, 893-896.


Cruz, S. (2008). Social work and community development. Manila: Braille Press.

Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be sent to: