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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.
  • Contributors must cite their sources with care, precision, and honesty.

Author Guidelines

Text Authors should submit a copy of their paper (in MS Word), with any original illustrations (in high-resolution JPEG file, i.e. at least 300 dpi), to The Editor at kasarinlan@up.edu.ph or at kasarinlan@gmail.com. The online submission feature in this site can also be used for the same purpose; please see this link http://journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/kasarinlan/information/authors. It will be assumed that the authors will keep a copy of their paper. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. English or American spelling is acceptable provided usage is consistent. Submission of an article will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the Publisher. Permission to quote from or reproduce copyrighted material must be obtained by the authors before submission and acknowledgments should be included in the typescript, preferably in the form of an Acknowledgments section at the end of the paper, before the Notes or References.Where photographs or figures are reproduced, acknowledgement of source and copyright should be given in the caption. An abstract of the paper, of up to 300 words, should accompany the article. In addition a list of up to 6 keywords, suitable for indexing, abstracting services and on-line searching purposes should be supplied. Articles should not normally exceed 8,000 words in length. If your word-processor is capable of doing a word count please use it to print this at the end of the text, together with the date of the manuscript. Notes should be kept to a minimum and placed at the end of the article before the References; footnotes should be avoided. Opinion pieces for the Perspective section should be between 500 to 1000 words. Reviews should be between 1000 to 1500 words and must deal with recently released books, films, websites and other information sources which are relevant to the issue's theme etc. A brief biographical note about each author should be supplied on a separate sheet. Details should be given of author's full postal and e-mail addresses as well as telephone and fax numbers.

Tables should be prepared with the minimum use of horizontal rules (usually three are sufficient) and avoiding vertical rules. It is important to provide clear copy of figures (not photocopies or faxes) which can be reproduced by the printer and do not require redrawing. Photographs should be high-contrast black and white glossy prints, if the photograph is available in digital form, the electronic copy must also be submitted as a separate attachment. The desired position for each table, figure and plate should be indicated in the manuscript.

References The journal uses the author-date system of documentation following The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th edition can also be used for the same purpose. Within the text, parenthetical reference is used containing the author's last name,followed by the year of publication of the work cited. If a specific page, section, or other division of the work is cited, page numbers or other particular references follow the date of publication, preceded by a comma. There is no punctuation between author and date. A complete list of sources cited should be provided at the end of the text.

Book: Ileto, Reynaldo C. 1999. Filipinos and their Revolution: Event, Discourse, and Historiography. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

Article in journal: Hutchcroft, Paul D. 1997. "The Politics of Privilege: Assessing the Impact of Rents, Corruption, and Clientelism on Third World Development." Political Studies 45(3): 639-58.

Article in newspaper: David, Randolf. 2003. "Law and Politics." Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 June, A10.

Article in magazine: Wain, Barry. 2002. "Unfriendly Fire." Far Eastern Economic Review, 12 September, 15-17, 20, 22.

Article in an edited volume: de Dios, Emmanuel. 1998. "Between Nationalism and Globalization." In The State and the Market: Essays on a Socially-Oriented Philippine Economy, ed. Filomeno Sta. Ana, 17-32. Quezon City: Action for Economic Reforms.

Published Proceedings: Diokno, Maria Serena I. 1999. "Memory as a Means of Empowerment." In Memory, Truth Telling and the Pursuit of Justice: A Conference on the Legacies of Marcos Dictatorship Held in Ateneo de Manila University 20-22 September 1999, 79-87. Quezon City: Office of Research and Publications, Ateneo de Manila University.

Unpublished thesis or dissertation: Jayme, Maria Elissa R. 2003. "A Pluralist Perspective of State-Civil Society Cooperation at the International Level: NAMFREL Operations in Southeast Asia." MA Thesis, University of the Philippines.

WorldWideWeb text: Kaldor, Mary. 2002. "Civil Society and Accountability." Background paper for Human Development Report 2002. http://hdr.undp.org/docs/publications/background_papers/2002/Kaldor_2002.pdf (accessed August 27, 2002).

Online newspaper article: Balaba, R.M. 2004. "RP Defies US on Stricter Meat Import Rules." Business World, 22 June 2004. http://www.bworld.net/current/TopStories/topstory1.html.