An International Multidisciplinary Research Journal

Author Guidelines

The paper to be submitted must be formatted using this template (link). As part of the submission process, the author is expected to follow guidelines stipulated in the succeeding discussions.

Language. The journal accepts papers in English or Filipino languages.  If Filipino is used, the abstract must be written in English.

Number of Pages. The journal accepts papers that do not exceed the maximum number of pages which 20 including the references. The template stipulates the font size, style, margin, spacing, and other specifications of the paper.

Organization of the Manuscript. The paper contains and follows eight (8) parts: preliminary part, introduction, methodology, results and discussion, conclusion, recommendations, statements and declaration, and references/literature cited. Below are the contents of the mentioned parts of the paper.

The preliminary part includes the title of the paper, author/s information (institutional affiliation, email address, and contact number), a 250-word abstract, and keywords four (4) to five (5) keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

The introduction should be concise and define the background and significance of the research by considering the relevant literature, particularly the most recent publications. When preparing the introduction, please bear in mind that some readers will not be experts in your field of research. There should be clear gap analyses or presentation of gaps from reviewed literature that shall justify the conduct of the study.

The methodology contains detailed information about the procedures and steps followed in the study. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described. Subsections of this part include research design, population and locale, data gathering instrument, data gathering procedure, and analysis of data. It is to note that this section should include the stipulation of ethical considerations undertaken in the conduct or implementation of the research.

The results and discussion presents a comparative or descriptive analysis of the study based on the results/findings, previous literature, etc. The findings should be presented in a logical order, with the most important findings presented first and the study's stated objectives addressed. Only new or significant features of the results should be discussed by the author. The findings' usefulness in the context of existing research or current practice should also be considered.

The conclusion should highlight the implications of the findings not the summary of the findings. The implications should be provided to the agencies, people, or fields that are related to the study. It should be in paragraph format.

The recommendation presents the suggested actions based on the findings and conclusions of the study. Directions for future investigations should be given taking into consideration the limitations of the study. It should be in paragraph format.

The statements and declarations include the following: (a) Funding: Please add: “This research received no external funding” or “This research was funded by name of funder, grant number XXX”. (b) Conflicts of Interest: Declare conflicts of interest or state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.” (c) Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. can be mentioned. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

In the references/literature cited section, the references must be current and relevant. The paper's references should be formatted in the APA style and double-checked for accuracy and uniformity. Please double-check that any references listed in the text are also included in the reference list, and vice versa. In terms in-text citation, the author must use the official APA version 7. For three or more authors, just give the name of the first author followed by et al. [e.g. (Sa et al., 2020) or Sa et al. (2020)].

Permission from Concerned People or Agency. Prior to submitting the article, the author is responsible for securing all necessary permissions. All third-party content included in the submission or used in the research should have permission and owner information. If a method or tool is used in the study, such as software, questionnaires, or scales, the license under which it is available and any permission requirements should be specified. It is the author's obligation to check the license and secure the required permissions if an existing method or tool is used in the research. In the Materials and Methods section, provide statements confirming that permission was granted.