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Author Guidelines


Authors should submit an electronic file of their paper, with any original illustrations, to The Editor at kasarinlan.updiliman@up.edu.ph. It will be assumed that the authors will keep a copy of their paper.

Submissions of articles and reviews should be in English or Filipino. For English manuscripts, American spelling is preferred. Manuscripts in Filipino must have an abstract in English.

Submission of an article or review to the journal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to the Publisher.

Permission to quote from or reproduce copyrighted material must be obtained by the authors before submission and acknowledgements should be included in the typescript, preferably in the form of an Acknowledgements section at the end of the paper, before the Notes or References. Where photographs or figures are reproduced, acknowledgement of source and copyright should be given in the caption.

An abstract of the paper, of up to 300 words, should accompany the article. In addition, a list of up to six keywords, suitable for indexing, abstracting services, and on-line searching purposes should be supplied.

Articles should not normally exceed 8,000 words in length. At the end of the manuscript, indicate the paper’s word count, with the date of the manuscript. Notes should be kept to a minimum and placed at the end of the article before the References; footnotes should be avoided.

Reviews should be between 1,500 to 2,000 words and must deal with recently released books, films, websites, and other information sources that are within the stated topical purview of the journal.

A brief biographical note about each author should be supplied on a separate sheet. Details should be given of author’s full postal and e-mail addresses as well as telephone number.

Illustrations and Tables

Tables, figures, and plates should not be inserted within the pages of the manuscript but should be submitted on separate sheets or electronic files together with the article.

Tables should be prepared with the minimum use of horizontal rules (usually three are sufficient) and avoiding vertical rules. If the paper relies on substantive statistical and quantitative data, submitting the spreadsheet that served as basis for tables and graphs is appreciated.

Tables and graphs must be prepared with the consideration that it will be rendered in grayscale. Avoid the use of colors in lines and bars.

It is important to provide high resolution (at least 300 dpi), clear copy of figures (not photocopies or faxes) which can be reproduced by the printer and do not require redrawing.

Photographs should be high-contrast black and white glossy prints, if the photograph is available in digital form, the electronic copy must also be submitted.

The desired position for each table, figure, and plate should be indicated in the manuscript.


The journal uses the author-date system of documentation following The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. If in Filipino, follow the KWF Manwal sa Masinop na Pagsulat. Within the text, parenthetical reference is used containing the author’s last name, followed by the year of publication of the work cited. If a specific page, section, or other division of the work is cited, page numbers or other particular references follow the date of publication, preceded by a comma. There is no punctuation between author and date. A complete list of sources cited should be provided at the end of the text. Here is a sample list of references:

Book: Ileto, Reynaldo C. 1999. Filipinos and Their Revolution: Event, Discourse, and Historiography. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Journal article: Verzola, Roberto. 2004. “The True Results of the 2004 Philippine Presidential Election Based on the NAMFREL Tally.” Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies 19 (2): 92–118.

Newspaper article: David, Randolf. 2003. “Law and Politics.” Public Lives, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 June, A10.

Article in magazine: Wain, Barry. 2002. Unfriendly Fire. Far Eastern Economic Review, 12 September, 15–17, 20, 22.

Chapter in an edited volume: Cruz, Elinor May, and Trina Joyce Sajo. 2015. “Cybersex as Affective Labour: Critical Interrogations of the Philippine ICT framework and the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.” In Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South, edited by Arul Chib, Julian May, and Roxana Barrantes, 187-202. Singapore: Springer.

Published proceedings: Diokno, Maria Serena I. 1999. “Memory as a Means of Empowerment.” In Memory, Truth Telling and the Pursuit of Justice: A Conference on the Legacies of Marcos Dictatorship Held in Ateneo de Manila University 20-22 September 1999, 79–87. Quezon City: Office of Research and Publications, Ateneo de Manila University.

Unpublished thesis or dissertation: Jayme, Maria Elissa R. 2003. A Pluralist Perspective of StateCivil Society Cooperation at the International Level: NAMFREL Operations in Southeast Asia. MA Thesis, University of the Philippines.

WorldWideWeb text (use date of access for undated online materials): PCIJ (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism). 2016. “Public Profiles: Enrile, Juan Ponce.” Moneypolitics. Accessed 19 January. http://moneypolitics.pcij.org/profiles/enrile-juan-ponce/#socialnetwork.

On-line newspaper article: Balaba, R.M. 2004. “RP Defies US on Stricter Meat Import Rules.” BusinessWorld, 22 June. http://www.bworld.net/current/TopStories/topstory1.html.

On social media content: UP Third World Studies Center (@up.twsc). 2018. “Kanino Kinikilig ang Korte Suprema? Samahan kami sa ikatlo’t huling forum ng ‘Sa Bungad ng Diktadura? Ang 2018 Third World Studies Center Public Forum Series.’” Facebook photo, May 2, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/up.twsc/photos/a.972618379420856.1073741825 .972618339420860/2143468125669203.


Authors will receive a PDF pre-print of their article. Any changes and corrections must be made at this point. Once the authors have returned their corrected and approved proof, with the final changes and corrections applied, the article will be considered locked and ready for both print and on-line publication.

Early Electronic Offprints

Corresponding authors can receive their article by e-mail as a complete PDF. This allows the author to print copies, free of charge, and disseminate them to colleagues. A copy of the journal will be sent by post to all authors after publication. Additional copies of the journal can be purchased at the author’s preferential rate of 20 percent discount.

All inquiries concerning the submission of articles should be addressed to:

The Editor
Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies
Third World Studies Center
Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Roxas Avenue, University of the Philippines
1101 Diliman, Quezon City
P.O. Box 210
Telephone: +63 2 8920 5428
E-mail: kasarinlan.updiliman@up.edu.ph