Copyright and Ethics


No part of Philippiniana Sacra may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise - without the prior written permission of the publisher.

For use and reprints by authors

Authors who want to reuse their own article or publish an amended version of it in a new publication must seek prior permission from the editor of the Philippiniana Sacra. If the request is approved, proper acknowledgment for Philippiniana Sacra must be given in the new publication. Scholars and authors who wish to reuse any article (or part of it) published in the journal must also secure the permission of the editor.

For downloading, printing and photocopying

Individuals or institutions who have active and paid subscription to the journal may print and make multiple copies of any article for teaching purposes. But, they are not allowed to resell these copies.

For other concerns, please contact the editor.

Ethics Statement

To ensure that the journal adheres to the ethical standards for research and academic publication:

The journal commits to engage all manuscripts received through professional and scientific review process.

The journal commits to engage all manuscripts received through professional and scientific review process. As soon as a manuscript is submitted via the submission portal, the author shall receive an acknowledgement and the manuscript is forwarded to the editor who subjects it to an initial review. If the manuscript gets an approval, it will be forwarded to two experts in the field for the blind review. When the reviews are received, the merits of the article shall be discussed by the editorial board, and a decision (acceptance, revision, rejection) is communicated to the corresponding author. The whole process takes about two to five weeks.

The journal also commits to assign as blind reviewers only those scholars who are experts in the field covered by the submitted manuscript.

The reviewers are also expected to be constructive in their comments, and respectful of the confidentiality of the peer review process.

The authors are expected to prepare the manuscript for the double blind review process.

No statement in the manuscript must point to the identity of the author/s. The editorial board reserves the right to decline a submission if the corresponding author does not abide by this policy.

The authors are also expected to secure necessary permissions from persons and institutions if copyrighted materials are used in the article.

Moreover, they are expected to have secured the needed permission from their funding organizations which must also be properly acknowledged in the manuscript.

By submitting their manuscript to Philippiniana Sacra the authors attest that it is original and is not submitted to any other journal for publication.

The submission of the manuscript also implies that all the co-authors have given their explicit consent for the submission and are rightfully identified.

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