Journal Format

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

The Science and Humanities Journal publishes original research papers, review articles, research notes, conference proceedings, and letters to the editor. It publishes articles on the following:

  • Biophysical Science Research
  • ¬†Environmental Research
  • Social Science Research

The editor-in-chief makes an initial assessment on the soundness of the research objectives and methodology of a submitted manuscript. After having been judged robust enough, the manuscript will be passed to an associate editor whose expertise aligns with the manuscript's disciplinary sphere. The associate editor reviews the manuscript with one or two other referees with pertinent disciplinary specialization. The review process is double blind where both authors and reviewers are kept anonymous. After the final revision by the author/s, the language editor goes through the manuscript, then finally to the managing editor and the editor-in-chief.

The SHJ is committed to uphold intellectual honesty in academic and scientific pursuits. To fulfill this commitment, the SHJ editorial board, which also serves as the ethics committee, probes submissions for plagiarism and breach of research ethics:

  1. Plagiarism.

    To ensure that all submitted manuscripts are original, the SHJ invites reviewers with long and vast experience in their field/s of specialization that enables them to recognize plagiarized statements. Author/s are required to make a declaration that the submitted manuscript is original, has not used data or information from other researches without properly acknowledging them, does not misrepresent research data to promote a certain agenda, and has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Recognizing the limitations of reviewers to detect plagiarism, the SHJ enjoins the entire science community to report to the Editor-in-Chief any plagiarized work published in the SHJ.

  2. Breach of research ethics.

    Aside from the theoretical and practical relevance of the study, the SHJ respects research ethics particularly in ensuring the confidentiality of respondents and the care and use of animals in scientific experiments. Thus, these are among the aspects that SHJ editors and reviewers consider in assessing the soundness of the study's methodology.

To prevent possible competing or conflicting interests that may affect their impartiality, reviewers are required to indicate in the signed reviewer's report form that he/she has no personal, financial, intellectual, professional, political or religious interest that may compromise his/her neutrality as peer reviewer.

Written in English, the articles should be organized following this outline: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods or Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion (and Recommendations, if any), Acknowledgment (if any), and References. Articles should not be more than 7,500 words, including title, tables, figures and references. Use the metric system for measurements.

REFERENCING STYLE

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Tulin EE and Ecleo ZT. 2007. Cytokine-mimetic properties of some Philippine food and medicinal plants. J Medicinal Food 10(2):290-299

Marschner H. 1995. Mineral nutrition of higher plants (2nd edn). Academic Press, London

Smith P. 2012. Cut to the the chase: Online video editing and the Wadsworth constant (3rd edn). E & K Publishing, Washington, DC

Goltiano HY. 2007. The face of subsistence farming in the Philippines: Donio. In Conklin AR Jr and Stilwell TC World Food: Production and Use (pp2-16). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey

Jahn R and Asio VB. 1998. Soils in the tropical forests of Leyte, Philippines: Weathering, characteristics, classification and site qualities. In Schulte A and Ruhiyat D (eds) Soils of Tropical Forest Ecosystems (pp26-29). Springer-Verlag, Berlin

Pasa AE, Harrison S & Cedamon E. 2013. Payment for environmental services: global experience and relevance for Philippine watersheds. In Harrison S, Bosch A & Herbohn J (eds) Improving the outcomes of watershed rehabilitation in the Philippines: Proceedings from the Planning Workshop for the ACIAR Watershed Rehabilitation Project (ASEM/2010/050), Sabin Resort Hotel, Ormoc City, Leyte, the Philippines, 18-19 July 2012. University of Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Bacusmo JL. 1986. Stability studies in sweetpotato (PhD dissertation). North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Belonias BS. 1996. Developmental physiology of the pod seed of bush bean grown in open and partially shaded conditions (MS thesis). Visayas State University, Leyte. Philippines