All intending authors must register at the Philippine Social Development and Resource Management Journal (PSDRMJ) online platform: (insert link). If you have already registered, you may simply log in and begin the submission process.


Articles should be prepared in a MS Word format, single-blocked and suitable for printing unto an 8.5” x 11” sized page. Font style shall be Times New Roman, size 11 for the body text and 12 for the title. 1-inch margins shall be observed on all sides


All submissions must be written in English language


Articles to be submitted must be between 4000 to 6000 words (including titles, abstract, keywords, body texts, tables and references) and double-spaced.


Cover Page indicating the following: title, name(s) of authors, affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s), email address(es) and telephone numbers of the authors.

Manuscript prepared in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Recommendations, Acknowledgment and References (see Article Sections for extensive guidelines).  



PSDRMJ prohibits concurrent submission of the same manuscript to other publications. PSDRMJ 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.


PSDRMJ holds the copyright for all accepted and published articles. 


Title. Concise and informative. As titles are often used in information-retrieval systems, avoid abbreviations and formulae. The title should not be more than 12 words, written in a title case with a 16-font size and centered.

Abstract. The abstract is a summary or synopsis of the complete document, written in one paragraph, which should include these elements: purpose, methodology, major findings, conclusion and recommendations. Written in 150-200 words, single-spaced, 10-font size and justified.

  • Specific words, phrases, concepts and keywords.
  • Precise, clear and descriptive language.
  • Correct English-language grammar and spelling.
  • Objective rather than evaluative point of view.
  • Complete sentence in active voice.

Keywords. Written immediately after the abstract, these are 3-5 terms that can make the article discoverable for indexing purposes. It must be written in alphabetical order with 10-font size and italicized.




Acronyms. Spell out acronyms or unfamiliar abbreviations when mentioned for the first time in the text.

Scientific Names. Write scientific names of species with author(s) when it is first mentioned in the text and without an author in succeeding references. Scientific names should be written in italics or boldface.

Numbers. Do not spell out numbers unless they are used to start a sentence. Spell out numbers from one to ten, except when used in tables and lists, and when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific or technical units and quantities such as distances, weights and measures. For percentages and decimal fractions, in nontechnical copy, use the word percent in the text, in technical copy use the symbol.

Metric System. Use the International System of Units. Only use abbreviations of units beside numerals (e.g. 9 m); otherwise spell out the units (e.g. kilometers from here). Do not use plural forms or periods for abbreviations of units. Use the bar for compound units (e.g. 7 kg/ha/yr). Place a zero before the decimal in numbers less than 1 (e.g. 0.75).

Tables. All tables must be editable text. Tables must be sequentially numbered and have an explanatory caption. The caption has to be in italics, title case and has to be as short as possible and understandable without referring to the text. The table number and caption must be written above the table. Table headings must be centered. The first column of the table must be left-aligned, all other columns must be centered.

Figures. All figures must be editable text. It should consist of simple line drawings, computer-generated graphics or good quality original photographs in a jpeg or png file format that is not enhanced electronically. Figure number and title must appear below the figure.

Space. Leave two spaces before and after the major headings and two spaces before and after the subheadings. References, Acknowledgments, Table Titles and Figure Legends should be typed single-spaced or numbered consecutively on all pages, including the title page, figures and tables.



Introduction. This section includes the background of the study and the purposes of the research. It encompasses the global and national context, theoretical ground, related research, the practical applications, the nature, and rationale of the study. The introduction should provide the significance, contribution to the existing body of knowledge and novelty of the research. Cited literature must be within a decade year range.

Methods (Methodology). This section describes the respondents (e.g. demographics, selection criteria, and group assignment), the materials (e.g. task [s], equipment, instruments, including a discussion of their validity and reliability, if appropriate), and the procedures employed in the study such as treatment (s) and data analysis. This section should be (1) stated objectively to help readers understand the process of how the authors achieve the objectives of the study and (2) detailed enough to allow replication.

Results (Findings) and Discussions. Results should be clear, concise and provide novel solutions to the research questions. Discussion should convey the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.  A combined Results and Discussion is often appropriate but for highly qualitative studies, separate sections for “Results” and “Discussion” is required.

Conclusion and Recommendations. Conclusion should highlight the benefits, limitations and implications of the results. The recommendation offers possible new but relevant topics addressing the limitations of the current study. This section should present the main objective of the study, summary of finding, and the author’s inferences based on the findings of the study, implications to theoretical grounds of the study and insights of the study. It should also focused on the future direction of the study and the study of these limitations and how these limitations may be addressed in the study replication.

Acknowledgments. This section presents the list of those individuals who provided help during the research and the funding agencies.

Reference. All in text citations must be listed in the reference section of the article. Both in text and reference citations must follow the APA 7th Edition format. List of references must be comprehensive, as it includes all pertinent information about the sources of ideas and arguments.

Author’s name and initial must be followed by a comma and a full stop (period), respectively. Period separates entries like author’s names, year of publication, title of the article or books, journals and books must be italicized. Electronic sources must include dates of access and site addresses.