Publication Guidelines 


Submission must be between 6000–6500 words for research article and 4000–5000 words for action research, reviews, and note paper including the abstract, tables, references, and appendices. An Abstract of 300–500 words written in Calibri font style, 11 font size, justified in the area specified in the template. At least 3–5 keywords in alphabetical order, with the first letter of the word in lowercase except for proper names. The author/s should strictly follow the prescribed paper template. Submission not in the prescribed template should be automatically rejected and should not be considered for further review.

The article should be submitted in an MS Word file format attach to the official email address of the Editor-in-Chief: Please use the subject line PGJSRT-New-Submission: (Family name, Given name)

Ex. PGJSRT-New-Submission: Dela Fuente, Jayson


The authors are required to check their submission compliance based on the Author Guidelines. Author/s should ensure that submission has not been previously published, nor considered by another journal. Submission that does not adhere to the said guidelines and standards should be returned to the author/s.

Manuscript Preparation

  1. The intending author/s should organize the paper following these major headings: Title, Author/s, Affiliation/University/Country, Corresponding Email, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Result (Findings/Qualitative)and Discussion, Conclusion (Implications/Qualitative) and Recommendation, References, and Appendices if needed.
  2. The References should substantially consist of articles published in current content-covered or peer reviewed journals. Avoid citations of unpublished reports and theses. Authors are advised to ensure that all cited authors in the manuscript/article should be found in the References section.
  3. Type the entire manuscript single-spaced on an A4 paper size with a 0.75” margin on the left and right side, 1” from the top and the bottom” using Calibri font style and 11 font size. References, appendices, plates, and legends should also be typed single-spaced. Number consecutively all pages alternately on sides.
  4. Leave one space before and after the major headings as well as one space before and after the sub-headings.
  5. Spell out acronyms or unfamiliar abbreviations when these are mentioned for the first time in the text.
  6. Write the scientific names of species completely with author/s when it is first mentioned in the text and without an author/s in succeeding references. Scientific names should be written in italics.
  7. Do not spell out numbers unless they are used to start a sentence.
  8. 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).
  9. Titles of Tables and Captions should be as short as possible and understandable without referring to the text written above the tables. Figures should consist only of simple line drawing, computer-generated graphics, or good quality black and white or colored photographs. Labels of Figures and plates should be written below the image and should be such a size is still legible even after reducing the size by 50%.
  10. Please ensure that cited references in the text are also present in the reference list. Arrange the reference section alphabetically. Use the current APA style 7th Edition format.
  11. The manuscript should be as concise as the subject and research method, generally about 6000 –6500 words for research article and 4000–5000 words for action research, reviews, and note paper.
  12. To promote anonymous review, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their papers or in experimental test instruments included in the submission. The authors are advised to use gender-based words in the third person.


Title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information‐retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. The title should not be more than 14 words and is written with a 14-point size and centered.


Author/s the Given name, Middle initial, and Family name should be provided in 12 font size. It follows below the author/s profile is the Affiliation/University/Country and the Email in 11 font size.


Abstract of about 300–500 words should be presented immediately preceding the text. The abstract should concisely inform the reader of the manuscript’s topic, objective/s, methods, results/findings, conclusion, and recommendation.


Keywords at least 3–5 keywords to assist in indexing the paper and identifying qualified reviewers. Arrange in alphabetical order, with the first letter of the word in lowercase except for proper names.


Introduction provides more details about the paper’s rationale, motivation, significance, scope and limitations, and the setting of the study. Both the Abstract and Introduction should be relatively nontechnical yet clear enough for an informed reader to understand the manuscript’s contribution.


Methods describe the research design, the respondents/subjects/participants, the materials or experimental set-up, the instruments including discussion of their validity and reliability, and the procedures employed in the study such as treatment/s and data analysis.


Results/Findings and Discussion should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


Conclusions/Implications of the Study should briefly answer the objectives of the study. They are no repetitions of the discussions but are judgments of the results obtained.


Recommendations provide suggestions based on the findings as well as the limitations of the study.


References contain only those works cited within the text. Each entry should contain all information necessary or unambiguous identification of the published work. The style format is based on the current American Psychological Association (APA) style 7th Edition format with a hanging indention of 0.2. The reference list must be arranged alphabetically and a majority of which should come from printed and online journals.


Pagination of all pages, including tables, appendices, and references should be serially numbered alternately on both sides.


Tables/Figures titles of tables are written above while the title of figures and plates are written below the images.


Numbers 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, percentages, and decimal fractions (in nontechnical copy, use the word percent in the text).


Refereeing System  


The refereeing system shall adopt a three-stage evaluation process: Initial Appraisal, Double-Blind Peer review, and Editor-in-Chief final review and editing. Upon receipt, the submitted manuscript should be subjected to an appraisal by the technical team. This initial appraisal should include a plagiarism check using the plagiarism detection software Turnitin. The intending authors are advised to check their articles by plagiarism prevention tools (,, etc). The initial process shall ensure that each manuscript fits the objectives, scope, and standards of the PGJSRT. It should likewise establish the significance, technical soundness, and originality of the manuscript (the similarity index should not be more than 20%). The result of the initial appraisal shall determine whether the manuscript should be endorsed for an external review or returned to the author/s for revision. An author accepts the full responsibility of preparing the research paper for evaluation by independent reviewers and revising it before submission.


The review process should not be used as a means of obtaining feedback in the early stages of developing the research paper. Reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief are responsible for providing a constructive and prompt evaluation of the submitted research paper based on the significance of its contribution and the rigors of analysis and presentation using a standard Peer review Evaluation Form provided by the PGJSRT. The manuscript should be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it was not being submitted to another journal, has not been published, simultaneously submitted, or has already been considered/accepted for publication elsewhere.

All submitted manuscripts should be duly acknowledged by the technical team in charge. PGJSRT should not return the unaccepted manuscripts. Accepted manuscripts should be subjected to a peer review following the double-blind review process. Each manuscript should be assigned to a member of the editorial team according to their expertise and endorsed to the Editor-in-Chief for final review, editing, and approval for publication. Within a period of 2 to 3 weeks, the author/s should be informed of the peer reviewers’ comments as to the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. After the author/s revise the manuscript based on the reviewers’ comments, suggestions, and recommendations the Editor-in-Chief should do the final review. Accepted articles would be copy-edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. A proof copy should be sent to the author/s for proofreading and should be returned within two (2) days. Corrections, alterations, and changes received after that period may not be included.


It requires to use the PGJSRT Template in the final version of your manuscript

PGJSRT Template