The Philippine Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities or PJSSH is the official scientific journal of the University of the Philippines Visayas for the social sciences and humanities. It publishes original articles, short communications, commentaries, and review papers on problems and issues covering diverse disciplines in the field of social sciences, humanities, management, and education. It accepts scientific and research findings conducted in and by scholars from the Philippines, Southeast Asia, West and Central Pacific region, and throughout the world.


PJSSH welcomes submissions. General correspondence may be directed to the
Executive Editor via the PJSSH email address (
Manuscripts must be written in English. Outstanding articles in Filipino may be
accepted provided that they have translations and abstracts in English. No limit is
set for the number of authors for a paper, provided all contributed substantially to
the content of the paper.

Author Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition.
Format of the Manuscript
All parts of the manuscript should be double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. The manuscript should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Manuscript should not exceed 35 pages. This includes the title page, abstract, references, tables, and figures. Abstract should not exceed 250 words. Manuscripts may also be copyedited for bias-free language, using chapter 5 of the APA publication manual as a guide.
The title page must contain:

– Full title of paper;
– Full name(s) of author(s);
– Name(s) and address(es) of institutions where author(s) is(are) affiliated;
– Name, email address, mailing address, telephone/mobile numbers of the
author to whom all correspondence and proofs should be sent;
– alternative email address that can be used in case of technical difficulties with
email communication using primary address;
– shortened version of the title that is suitable for the running head, not exceeding
50 character spaces; and
– a maximum of five keywords or brief phrases

Tables, Figures, Drawings, Illustrations
Authors are to use “table function” when creating tables. Each table are to be presented on a separate page following the References section. Graphic files should be supplied as TIFF, PNG, or JPEG file.
Authors are to use “table function” when creating tables. Each table are to be presented on a separate page following the References section. Graphic files should be supplied as TIFF, PNG, or JPEG file.
Journal article

Single author
Madrid, R. M. (2001). Socio-economic and physical
transformations in Iloilo City’s waterfront: 1855 to the postwar
years. DANYAG UPV Journal of Humanities and Social
Sciences, 6(2), 95-118.

Multiple authors
Tran, M. G., Hooper, S. R., Curley, A. D., & Nardolillo, E. M.
(1990). Determinants of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29(6), 265-268.

Newspaper article; letter to the editor

Moraleda, M. (2009, January 5). Expose Ponzi scheme in
schools. [Letter to the editor] The Philippine Daily Inquirer, p.


Two authors
Alden, J., & Boland, P. (1996). Regional development
strategies: A European Perspective. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Author as publisher
American Psychiatric Association. (2001). Diagnostic and
statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).
Washington, DC: Author.

Article or Chapter in an edited Book
Rogoff, B., & Mistry, J. (1985). Memory development in
cultural context. In M. Pressley & C. J. Brainerd (Eds.),
Cognitive learning and memory in children (pp. 117-142).
New York: Springer-Verlag.

Technical Reports

Author(s) named
Birney, A. J., & Hall, M. M. (1981). Early identification of
children with written language disabilities. (Report No. 81-
1502). Washington, DC: National Education Association.

Government report
Commonwealth Schools Commission. (1994). Quality and
equality: commonwealth specific purposes programs for
Australian schools. Canberra, ACT: Author.

Journal Article Reporting Standards

PJSSH is guided by the 2018 APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Authors are to review them. The JARS puts forward ways of improving transparency in reporting to make certain that readers are armed with the essential information for evaluating quality of research and facilitating collaboration and replication.

Review Policy

The Executive Editor primarily manages the review process with the assistance of
the Editorial Board members of . The Executive Editor or an Editorial Board member
initially reads the manuscripts to initiate the review process. At this stage, the initial
reviewers will look at the written quality of the manuscript, its fit with PJSSH, and its
potential significance If the manuscript pass the initial scrutiny, at least two experts
review the paper. Identities of authors and reviewers are masked.

Publication Policies

Following APA Publication Manual, PJSSH prohibits concurrent submission of the
same manuscript to other publications. PJSSH also does not allow publication of
manuscript that has already been published in whole or in substantial part in other
publication. Authors are required to reveal any possible conflict of interest in the
conduct and reporting of research. PJSSH holds the copyright of accepted

Ethical Principles

PJSSH expects authors to adhere to ethical standards, especially in the treatment of
their sample. Authors are required to ensure the availability of their data
throughout the editorial review process.