Author Guidelines

AUTHOR GUIDELINES (for submission to any PSU Journals namely Journal of  Natural and Allied Sciences (JONAS), Journal of Education, Management and Social Sciences (JEMS), Journal of Engineering, technology and Computing Sciences (JETC), Journal of Gender Studies (JOGS), and Multidisciplinary Research Journal (MR J).

The  faculty and non-teaching/staff researchers could publish their 2015-2017 completed researches in JONAS, JEMS, JETC, JOGS and MR J.  For the undergraduate and graduate students  whose completed researches may be recommended for publication by their respective  Campus Research Coordinators  (including OUS and SAS), JOGS and MR J are the appropriate journals.

The manuscript considered for publication  must be:

  1. Original, new and unpublished
  2. Prepared in Microsoft Word using English Language
  3. measured on all sides (top, bottom, left, right) one (1)  inch margin
  4. typewritten using single space on a  short bond paper (8.5 x 11 inches)
  5. Times Roman (TR) font style
  6. organize the paper using the following, see attached template/s for guide :

Header –  name of the journal, underlined with TR 11 font size

Title –  TR 18   font size, bold and capitalized each first word, title of the study, and leave two  spaces before name/s of author/s

Author/s,  Institutional Address and  Email/s –   TR 10 font size, first name, middle initial and name/s of the author/s.  Institutional affiliation/s and email/s, leave two  spaces before Abstracts

Abstract (of not more than 300 words and maximum of 5 Key words), – TR 10 font size, leave one space for Key words.  Key words  or phrases are separated by commas.  Leave one space for Key words  after the  Abstracts  and  two spaces before Introduction.

INTRODUCTION– TR 11, uppercase bold, and centered.  This portion includes  the scope, context, and significance of the research  conducted by summarizing current understanding and background information about the topic. , explaining briefly the methodological approach used to examine the research problem, highlighting the potential outcomes your study can reveal, and outlining the remaining structure and organization of the paper. Immediately under the Introduction title is the first paragraph statement with 6 spaces  indentation.  Leave one space for the next paragraph.

OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY – TR 11 font size, uppercase bold,  centered, and 6 spaces indentation  of the statement of the purpose of the work in the form of the research problem supported by a hypothesis or a set of questions. Leave one space for next paragraph.

METHODOLOGY OR MATERIALS AND METHODS – TR 11 font size, uppercase bold, and centered. Six spaces indentation for first statement. Leave one space for next paragraph. Materials include all types of materials generated and utilized in the scope of scholarly research.  Methods vary by the sources from which information is obtained, how that information is sampled, and the types of instruments that are used in data collection. Methods also vary by whether they collect qualitative data, quantitative data or both.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION – TR 11 font size, uppercase bold, and centered. Six spaces indentation for first statement. Leave one space for next paragraph. The results report the findings of your study based upon the information gathered as a result of the methodology [or methodologies] you applied. The results simply state the findings, without bias or interpretation, and arranged in a logical sequence. The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of your findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated, and to explain any new understanding or insights about the problem after you’ve taken the findings into consideration.

CONCLUSION/S AND RECOMMENDATION/S – TR 11 font size, uppercase bold, and centered. Six spaces indentation for first statement. Leave one space for next paragraph. This portion presents your interpretation of the results given in Results Section and draw conclusions from your analysis of those results and then make recommendations based on your analysis. In short, tell your results mean and what actions should be taken as a result of your findings.

REFERENCES (preferably  taken from published journals ( print or online) and scholarly books) – TR 11 font size, capitalize each word, 3 spaces after the number in the bracket, leave one space for the next reference. Observe  the  numbered format of citation and the proper  style of referencing.

[1]  Author Name (s). (Year). Title of the Paper/Article, Journal Name, Volume &

Number, ISSN No. (if any), pp. (Printed Pages i.e. pp. 45-51)

[2]  Author Name (s). (Year). Title of the Book, Edition, Publisher, ISBN No. (if any),

  1. (Printed Pages i.e. pp. 45-51)

[3]  Author Name (s). (Year). Title of the Technical Report, Publisher, ISBN No. (if

any), pp. (Printed Pages i.e. pp. 45-51)

[4]  For online article: Author Name (if any), Title of the Article,  URL: (i.e.,

date retrieved:

[5]  Author Name (s), Title of the Paper/Article, Proceedings of (Name of the

Conference), Date & Year, Place & Country, Volume No., ISBN No. (if any), pp.

(Printed Pages i.e. pp. 45-51)

Footer – TR 10 font size, page number at  the center, underwhich and  leftside is ISSN

Print Number of the journal, website at the center,  and at the right side, ISSN Online

Number of the journal.

  1. Properly and formally cited (all ideas and words of others  should be properly and formally acknowledged  to avoid issues of plagiarism). Number citations consecutively in square brackets [1]. The sentence punctuation follows the brackets [2]. Multiple references [2], [3] are each numbered with separate brackets [1]–[3]. When citing a section in a book, please give the relevant page numbers [2]. In sentences, refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]. Do not use “Ref. [3]” or “reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Reference [3] shows … .” Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Arrange the reference section in order of citation appearance. Use the common format, Author(s) name., year of publication., Article title, Journal name, Volume(issue), page numbers, DOI.
  2. Leave one space before and after the major headings as well as one space before and after the sub-headings.
  3. Spell out acronyms or unfamiliar abbreviations when these are mentioned for the first time in the text.
  4. Write the scientific names of species completely with author (s) when it is first mentioned in the text and without author in succeeding references. Scientific names should be written in italics.
  5. Do not spell out numbers unless they are used to start a sentence.
  6. Use the metric system only or the International System of Units. Use abbreviations of units only beside numerals (e.g. 9 m); otherwise spell out the unit (e.g. kilometer from here). Do not use plural forms or periods for abbreviations of units. Use the bar for compound units (e.g. 1 kg.ha/yr). Place a zero before the decimal in numbers less than one (e.g. 0.25).
  7. Titles of Tables and Captions of Figures should be as short as possible and understandable without referring to the text. Figures should consist only of simple line drawings, computer-generated graphics or good quality black and white photographs. Label of Figures and plates should be written below the image and should be TR 10 font size.

Submission of manuscript should be made:

  1. The manuscript in Microsoft Word file should be e-mailed initially to the web administrator,

  1. The title of the mail should be “New submission-full name of correspondence-abbreviation

of journal”

  1. Check for errors before submission on July 15, 2017.
  1. Please coordinate with this office through Dr. Irene A. De Vera ( cp no. 09258886575,

email:           idevera@)  and Mr. Francis Albert (09255569758, using  all communication means i.e cellphones, telephones            and email relative to your clarification

with the above guidelines.

  1. For the information and reference of all concerned.



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