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Author Guidelines

Preparation of Manuscript

  • All manuscripts submitted to Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints should be original contributions and must not be under consideration for any other publication.
  • Translation to English of an article previously published in another language may be submitted for consideration, but the author is responsible for copyright permission. The manuscript will be refereed and may be published as a “Translation.”
  • Manuscripts must be prepared as MS Word files and double-spaced throughout, including quotations, notes, and references. Section headings must be provided. Only Word files must be uploaded; PDFs are not acceptable.
  • Notes, tables, figures, and illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Sources for tables, figures, and illustrations must be given in full. Each illustration must be placed in a separate file and have a dpi of at least 300.
  • Notes, numbered sequentially, must be placed at the end of the text manually, that is, without using the automatic endnote feature in Word.
  • We use author-date system of citation, following the form given in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Please consult recent issues of Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints as a guide. The journal’s style guide is available at


  • We expect manuscripts to range from 7,000 to 10,000 words, including notes and the list of references. Longer articles will be considered in exceptional cases.


  • Because we follow a blind refereeing system, all references to the author’s identity must be removed from the main text, notes, and document properties of the Word file.
  • Please submit a separate page that contains the title of the manuscript; an abstract of about 100 words; a list of five keywords; and a brief description of the author and the author’s institutional affiliation and contact details.
  • We aim to give authors a decision within three to six months, although this target may not always be reached. That decision may be a conditional or unconditional acceptance, a rejection, or an invitation to revise and resubmit.


  • The author is obliged to secure all necessary permissions for any parts of the article the copyright of which is owned by someone else and to pay any fees that may be involved.
  • It is a condition for publication that authors vest copyright in their articles, abstracts, and reviews in the Ateneo de Manila University. Authors may use their own articles in other publications provided prior permission is sought from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Submitting Papers

  • Please submit manuscripts via electronic mail to
  • Submissions can also be made online at or submit via Scholastica.


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements.

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