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Author Guidelines

  1. Prepare your paper following the required article structure outline:
    • Title
    • Author(s)
    • Introduction
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
    • Supplementary data

  2. Additional content rules to observe are:
  3. Abstract
    • At least 150 words but not to exceed 250 words.
    Highlights and keywords
    • 3-6 keywords.
    • Must contain at least the discipline of the study, concept studied, methods/ processes, geography.
    Accepted formats for artworks, data sources and videos.
  4. If accepted by the Editor, a paper will undergo three (3) reviews – two (2) by local reviewers and one (1) by an external reviewer.

  5. Consequently, a paper will undergo revisions at least twice from local reviews and once from an external review.


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. Organize the paper following these major headings:
    • Title
    • Author(s) and Address(es)
    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Acknowledgment
    • Literature Cited and References

    The discussion must already include the conclusion(s). The literature cited must substantially consist of articles published in current content-covered or peer-reviewed journals. Minimize citations of unpublished reports and theses.

  2. Type the entire manuscript double-spaced on a short white bond paper, 22X28 cm (8.5X11 in) on one (1) side only. Observe 2.5 cm margins on all sides and use 12-point normal-size type. Literature cited, acknowledgment, table titles and figure legends should also be typed double-spaced. Number consecutively all pages including title page, tables and figures.

  3. Allow three (3) single spaces before and after major headings; and two (2) single spaces before and after sub-headings. Do not use footnotes, unless necessary for better comprehension.

  4. Spell out acronyms and unfamiliar abbreviations on first mention in the text.

  5. Give the scientific name of a species on first mention in the text. Use the common name in succeeding references. Italicize scientific names.

  6. Do not spell out numbers unless they are used to start a sentence.

  7. Use the metric system only or the international system of units. Use abbreviations of units beside numerals only (e.g. 8m); otherwise, spell out the units (e.g. kilometers from here). Do not use plural forms nor periods for abbreviations of units. Use a bar for compound units (e.g. 1 kg/ha/yr). Place a zero before the decimal in numbers less than 1 (e.g. 0.25).

  8. Table titles and figure captions must be as short as possible and must be understandable without referring to the text. Figure captions must be typed double-spaced in a separate sheet. Figures must consist only of simple line drawings, computer-generated graphics or good quality black and white photographs. The figure number as it appears in the text and the author’s name must be written at the back to identify the figure. Figure labels must be of such size that these remain legible even after a 50% reduction. Corel Draw, Harvard Graphics and Excel are preferred for computer-generated graphics.

  9. Cite references in the text as Author (Year). Cite three (3) or more authors as (First Author et al, Year); references in press as (Author, In Press); and unpublished references as (Author, Unpubl. Data) or (Author, Pers. Comm.). If two (2) or more references are cited, arrange them by year, e.g. (Formacion 1987; Gepusdan 1990; Torres 1992).

  10. In the literature cited, list down references as follows:

    Journal Article
    Formacion, M.J., R. Hori and T.J. Lam. 1993. Overripening of Ovulated Eggs in Goldfish. I. Morphological Changes. Aquaculture 114:155-168.

    (Note: Abbreviate journal titles following the List of Scientific Periodicals.

    Same author with two (2) or more articles in one year
    Serrano, A.E. and F. Nagayama. 1991A. Activity and Stability of Liver Arylformamidase in Fish. Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi 57:149-152

    Serrano, A.E. and F. Nagayama. 1991B. Purification and Characterization of Liver Arylformamidase in Rainbow Trout and Cattle. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 98B:381-387.

    Serrano, A.E. and F. Nagayama. 1991C. Inhibition Studies on Liver Arylformamidases of Rainbow Trout and Cattle. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 99B:281-285.

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