Author Guidelines

1. Articles must have a high degree of scholarship. They will be screened by the editorial board and undergo a double- blind review.

2. Submissions may be written in English or Filipino. All articles written in either language must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words written in English.

3. Reviews of books, exhibits, websites, films, fora and other relevant events are also accepted.

4. The article length is 5,000 to 12,000 words; for reviews it is about 1,500 words.

5. Send your contributions to The Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Assistant in the form of a soft copy in Open Office or Microsoft 2000 whether in a CD or as an email attachment (see email addresses below).

6. Contributors must fill out and sign the Manuscript Submission Form together with their submission. 

7. References must be listed at the end of the article and follow the APA style sheet.

8. Photos accompanying articles should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

9. It is the author’s responsibility to secure permission for the use of copyrighted materials.

10. Contributions should be accompanied by approximately five lines of biodata, which should include the author’s present position and area of work, as well as email address. Please list down funding sources, if any, in connection with the research and/or writing of your paper (write none if there are no funding sources).

Please address communications to:

The Editor-in-Chief
Social Science Diliman
Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
LGF Phivolcs Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue
University of the Philippines Diliman,
Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Tels. (632) 436-8720 / 981-8500 local 4048


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.

  1. Articles written in English or Filipino will be accepted. All articles written in either language must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words written in English. Reviews of current scholarship, local or foreign, will also be accepted.
  2. Articles must have a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum of 50 pages, including graphs, tables, and bibliography. Reviews must have up to 10 pages. All manuscripts must be typed double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt., on 8 ½” X 11” bond paper.
  3. All contributions must be original and must not have been published previously.
  4. Articles must use the APA style sheet. References must be listed at the end of the article.
  5. Photographs should be good quality, black and white. Color slides are also acceptable. Line drawings or maps should be original in black waterproof ink on separate sheets. All illustrations should be numbered on the reverse, with the numbered captions on a separate sheet. Photographs and drawings will be returned to the authors after publication.

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