Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Permissions

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.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Philippiniana Sacra adheres to the highest ethical standards in the delivery of academic publication and is guided by the following principles:


The Editorial Board

All manuscripts submitted to the journal are subjected to double-blind review process and it is the responsibility of the Editorial Board to initiate this process. The Board is also responsible for the acceptance, rejection, or advice for resubmission of a manuscript. The Board’s decision is based on the recommendation of nominated referees who are experts in their respective fields. The Board is responsible for informing an author of the status of his/her submission, regardless of the outcome of the review process. The Board reserves the right to reject any submission that is libelous, plagiarized, or violative of copyright provisions. The Board must ensure that no research misconduct was committed in the preparation of the manuscript presented for publication.

The Board will keep confidential any information related to a manuscript under review until it is accepted and finally published. The journal is published both electronically (Open Access) and in print.

The Authors

Authors will not be required to pay any editorial fees for the publication of their manuscript. They must prepare their manuscript for double-blind review. Co-authored articles are accepted only when each of the mentioned authors has significantly contributed to the research. The authors are responsible for ensuring that their submission does not violate legal provisions on libel, plagiarism, and copyright. Authors must be willing to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. Sources used by the authors should be cited properly. The authors are expected to be transparent about the grants and financial support for their research, and they must ensure that there is no conflict of interest in their publication.

The authors are also responsible for ensuring that a manuscript submitted to Philippiniana Sacra is not being reviewed by another journal. They are also responsible for informing the Editorial Board if the manuscript is being reviewed by another journal.

The Referees and Review Process

The nominated referees are experts in their respective fields. The referees are responsible for assisting the Editorial Board in deciding whether to accept, reject, or require the revision and resubmission of a manuscript. The referees’ recommendation is based on their objective assessment and expert appreciation of a manuscript under review. They must point out relevant published works which are not yet cited by the author.

The referees are expected to keep confidential any information regarding a manuscript assigned to them for review. Nevertheless, the referees are responsible for informing the Editorial Board about any suspicion related to research misconduct and legal violation. The review of a manuscript is based solely on its academic merit and not on race, gender, sexuality, or religious and political orientation of the author. Assigned referees should have no conflict of interest.

The review and publication cycle requires the following:

  1. All articles published in the Philippiniana Sacra must go through the doubleblind review process.
  2. Authors prepare their manuscript for double-blind review following the house style of the journal. They will submit the article through the submission portal of the journal’s website or through email.
  3. The Editor reviews all submissions before distributing each manuscript to identified experts for the double-blind review process.
  4. Referees are given two to four weeks to return the evaluation form and their judgment on the manuscript assigned to them.
  5. The Editor reviews the referees’ comments and recommendations.
    • An article that is accepted by two referees without need for revision is forwarded to the Publication Staff for preparation of its inclusion in the journal.
    • An article that needs to be revised is given back to the author/s with the referees' comments and recommendations, and the instructions for resubmission.
    • Articles rejected by the referees are archived, and the authors are notified of the decision.
  6. Articles scheduled for release in a specified publication number are included in the layout and printing of the printed copy following the publication schedule, and are added to the website for the posting of the electronic copy.
Publication Ethics and Copyright Access

No manuscript that is prepared with any research misconduct shall be published in the Philippiniana Sacra.

Any allegation or suspicion of a research misconduct committed shall be dealt by the Editorial board appropriately, including a retraction or correction of the mistake, if necessary.

No part of the Philippiniana Sacra may be reproduced and stored in retrieval system without prior permission from the Editor.

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 permission from the Editor.

Individuals or institutions who have active and paid subscription to the journal’s print version may make a copy of an article for teaching purposes. But, they are not allowed to resell these copies.

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 Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

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Address PHILIPPINIANA SACRA
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University of Santo Tomas
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Website http://philsacra.ust.edu.ph
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