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 written in Georgia font style, 11 font size, justified in the area specified in the template. An Abstract of 300–500 words with 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 available and can be downloaded in the PGJSRT website should be automatically rejected and should not be considered for further review.

The article should be strictly submitted in the PGJSRT portal system. The author/s is required to register in the system to have an account which can be used for lodging the article.

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.

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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 Avoid citations of unpublished reports and theses.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 Georgia 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).