Guidelines

Information for authors

1.  SSD welcomes submissions throughout the year.

2.  Article submissions should be in a Word document format (.doc or .docx), double-spaced, paginated at the upper right corner starting on the second page, and in 12-point Calibri or Helvetica font. Book Reviews should adhere to the SSD book review guide. Please refer to the book review section below.

3.  Submissions may be in English or Filipino and should be fully documented. Full-length articles should be 7,000 to 10,000 words, with five keywords.

4. Submissions in Filipino should have titles and keywords with English translations.

5. A 50-word bionote should accompany each article submission. Submissions in Filipino must have bionotes in both English and Filipino.

6. Articles in English must have an abstract of not more than 300 words. Articles in Filipino must have abstracts, in both Filipino and English, of not more than 300 words each.

7. The primary reference/document for quotes and translations in languages other than English should accompany the text.

8. Titles in references not in English should have English translations.

9. All articles must follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (2010). Please refer to: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide. html.

We have provided the SSD Style Sheet to help authors prepare their manuscript. Please refer to the SSD Style Sheet.

10. In-text citation (Author-Date System) and references will be used following the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (2010).

11. Articles submitted to SSD should not have been previously published nor submitted simultaneously to any other publisher during the screening and review stages.

12. Articles will undergo preliminary screening by the Editor-in-Chief, who will assess submission in terms of format and appropriateness of content.

13. Articles that pass preliminary screening by the Editor-in-Chief will be assigned to a member of the editorial board for preliminary review before it can be sent for double-blind review.

14. Contributors are encouraged to submit articles by electronic mail. Please send your contributions to the Editor-in-chief (editor.socialscience. updiliman@up.edu.ph) and the Editorial assistant (socialscience. updiliman@up.edu.ph).

15. Contributors must fill in and sign the Manuscript Submission Form upon submission of their articles. The submission form may be downloaded from HERE.

16. Submissions should include only the title of the paper. Please exclude the author's name, affiliation or email address from the manuscript. When saving the paper electronically, please use an abbreviated title as file name (e.g. Science as alchemy).

17. Photos accompanying articles should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Authors will be required to provide appropriate copyright permissions for these photos and any other materials that are not their own.

18. Articles and materials in the SSD do not necessarily represent the views of the editor and/or the publisher. The responsibility for opinions expressed and the accuracy of facts published in the articles rests solely on the individual authors.

Editorial correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to:

The Editor-in-chief
Social Science Diliman
Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
LGF Phivolcs Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City 1101, Philippines
Tels. (632) 436-8720 / 981-8500 local 4048
E-mails: socialscience.updiliman@up.edu.ph, and editor.socialscience.updiliman@up.edu.ph

 

Book review guide

As we strive to best understand the needs and interests of social science scholars, surveying and reporting on recent cutting-edge scholarship is a responsibility of Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change (SSD). Thus, reviewing books is also one of SSD’s primary considerations.

Reviews are scholarly works that showcase and critically assess emerging trends and developments in knowledge production. It also allows the reviewer to engage with both the author of the book and its readers. Reviews should be approximately 1,200-1,500 words with the following content:

  • Introduction, including author’s name, book title, and the main theme
  • Summary of content
  • Analysis and evaluation of the book
  • Conclusion
  • Reviewer's name, affiliation, and institutional email address appears at the lower right of the review

Reviewers are expected to compose thoughtful and engaging critiques that explain the basic arguments of a book, evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, and place the work within a broader scholarly field as they address readers outside their area of specialization. It should also include bibliographic information, if necessary.

A review editor, who is also a member of the SSD Editorial Board, manages the book review section. Reviewers are chosen by invitation only, based on an assessment by the review editor or the editorial board regarding the appropriate match between book and reviewer.

 

Style Sheet

Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change (SSD)
Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development
LGF Phivolcs Building, C.P. Garcia Avenue, University of the Philippines Diliman 1101 Quezon City / Tels. (632) 436-8720 / 981-8500 loc. 4048
Website: http://journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/socialsciencediliman

Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change (SSD) accepts manuscript submissions in English and Filipino that have not yet been published in any form and are not under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.

The SSD Editorial Board will review submissions according to any standard set of scholarly conventions following the format below:

1. Spelling

Although American English is preferred, we are willing to review papers written in British English spelling and punctuation conventions.

2. Capitalization

For titles of books, articles, chapters, monographs, etc., written in languages using the Roman alphabet, capitalize the first word of the title and the first word after a colon or semi-colon, as well as any proper nouns. In transcribing from languages written in non-Roman scripts, capitalize only proper nouns.

3. Italics

Titles of books, pamphlets, and periodicals should be italicized, as should words of non-English origin except for words that have been incorporated into English. Examples of non-italicized words include ibid., ad hoc, and per annum. Avoid italicizing words for emphasis.

4. Quotations

Set off quotations of four lines or less with double quotation marks except for quotes within a quote, which should be marked with single quotations marks (inverted commas).

Unless sentences are full quotes, punctuations should be placed outside the quotation marks.

Use a five-space indentation to set off a quotation of five or more lines as a block quotation. If the quotation consists of two or more paragraphs, the second and any subsequent paragraphs should begin with a paragraph indentation.

5. Paragraphs

The first paragraphs and those in beginning sections as well as paragraphs following block quotes should not be indented.

6. Numbers

Spell out numbers below ten (0–9) and use numerals for others. Numbers that start off sentences, however, should be spelled out.

All statistics and fractions in the text should be written out and written as numerals in the appendix and footnotes. Decimals should be presented as numerals in both text and appendices/endnotes.

Use the word per cent rather than the symbol in the text, except in statistical tables and endnotes. Centuries spelled out in full (“seventeenth century” instead of “17th century”).

7. Dates

Present dates in this format: day month year (e.g., 30 September 2016).

8. Ellipses

For ellipses within and at the end of a sentence use three full stops [periods] ...

9. Abbreviations in Footnotes

For complete dates, use the abbreviated forms, e.g., 24 Aug. 1971; 18th century; for months use the following abbreviations: Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.

10. Acronyms and Abbreviations

Do not punctuate acronyms (e.g., ASEAN), which should be written in capitals, and titles such as Dr (for Doctor) or PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).

11. Units of Measure

Use the international metric system for measures of dimension and weight and Celsius for temperature. For other units of measure, provide their metric or Celsius equivalents in parentheses.

12. References to Scholars in the Text

When referring to the work of other scholars, use the full name in the first usage in the text and the last name in succeeding use.

13. Page numbers

Page numbers should be in the following format.

1 [for page 1]

15–9 [for pages 15–19]

147–72 [for pages 147–172]

288–95 [for pages 288–295]

14. Cross-References

Avoid cross-referencing pages in the manuscript, or from one footnote to another.

15. Placement of Citations

Citations should be placed closest to the punctuation mark or at the end of the sentence.

16. Brackets

Use square brackets [ ] to enclose material inserted in a verbatim quotation to complete a sentence or as part of a translated text to complete the meaning of the translation. Translations of the title of a book or article that is not in English should be provided and placed in brackets after the original title.

17. Appendices

Each appendix should start on a new page and arranged in alphabetical sequence (Appendix A, B, C, ...) and individually titled. The source/s for these materials should be cited if applicable and indicated below it.

The author must also indicate that permission to use these materials was granted, if necessary.

18. Diagrams, Illustrations, Tables, Maps

Visual material, figures, and tables integrated into the manuscript should be numbered in the order they are presented in the text. These should be placed on separate sheets and numbered as in the text. The source/s for these materials should be cited if applicable and indicated below it. The author must also indicate that permission to use these materials was granted, if necessary.

19. Material in Filipino

For authoritative spellings and definitions, refer to Leo James English, C.Ss.R., English-Tagalog Dictionary (Metro Manila: National Book Store, 1992).


Citation guide

1. Book with one author

Last name, First name. Year. Title. Place of Publication:Publisher.

Hawking, Stephen. 1988. A brief history of time: From the Big Bang to black holes.

New York: Bantam Books.

(Hawking 1988)

 2. Book with multiple authors

Last name, First name, and First name Last name. Year. Title. Place of Publication:

Publisher.

Marx, Karl, and Friedrich Engels. 1848. The communist manifesto. London:

Workers’ Educational Association.

(Marx and Engels 1848)

3. Book translated

Last name, First name. Year of the translated book. Title. Translated by First name

Last Name. Place of Publication: Publisher

Arouet, Francois-Marie. 2007. Candide. Translated by Burton Raffel. London:

Yale University Press.

(Arouet 2007)

4. Book chapter

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Chapter/Article.” In Title of the Book, edited by

First name Last name, page numbers. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Descartes, Rene. 1974. “Discourse in the method of rightly conducting the

reason and seeking truth in the sciences.” In The Rationalists, edited by

Anchor Books, 39–98. New York: Anchor Books.

(Descartes 1974)

5. Edited book

Last name, First name, ed/s. Year. Title. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Tilly, Charles, and Sidney Tarrow, eds. 2006. Contentious politics. Colorado:

Paradigm Publishers.

(Tilly and Tarrow 2006)

6. Foreword, introduction, acknowledgement, prologue, or epilogue of a book

Last name, First name. Year. Part of the Book of Title, page number. Place of

Publication: Publisher.

MacLeod, Roy. 2004. Introduction of The library of Alexandria: Center of learning

in the ancient world, 1–18. London: I.B. Tauris and Co. Ltd.

(MacLeod 2004)

7. Book series/encyclopedia

Last name, First name, ed/s. Year. Title of the Series: Title of the Volume, vol. no.

Place of Publication: Publisher.

Needham, Joseph. 1954. Science and civilization in China: Mathematics and the

sciences of heavens and earth, vol. 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University

Press.

(Needham 1954)

8. Printed journal

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume Number,

Issue number: pages. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Anderson, Benedict. 1994. “Exodus.” Critical Inquiry 20, no. 2: 314–327. Chicago:

The University of Chicago Press

 (Anderson 1994)

9. Electronic journal

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Journal Volume Number,

Issue number: pages. Retrieved from: URL.

Rosenberg, Charles. 1999. “Meanings, policies, and medicine: On the bioethical

enterprise and history.” Daedalus 128, no. 4: 27–46. Retrieved from:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/20027587.pdf.

(Rosenberg 1999)

10. Magazine

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Magazine Volume Number

(Month), Issue Number: pages.

Hirt, Eloise Sterling. 1937. “Leper women voted for suffrage, 918 to 5.” Philippine

Magazine 34 (August), no. 8: 354.

(Hirt 1937)

11. Newspaper

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of Newspaper (Place of Issue),

Month Day. 

Reyes, Fidel. 1908. “Aves de Rapina.” El Renacimiento (Manila), October 30.

(Reyes 1908)

12. PhD dissertation/Master's Thesis

Last name, First name. Year. “Title.” Degree Thesis, School.

Luna, Antonio. 1893. “El hematozoario del paludismo su estudio experimental.”

Doctoral dissertation, Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine and Surgery of the University of Santo Tomas.

(Luna 1893)

13. Web

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Article.” Title of webpage. Retrieved from:

URL

Annan, Kofi. 2003. In new century, world at crossroads between horros and hopes

of past. UN News Center. Retrieved from:

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.aspNewsID=7494&Cr=world&Cr1=economic#.WgA2qGhL_IV.

(Annan 2003)

14. Bible/Quran

Book Chapter: Verse

Ecclesiastes 3:1

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

15. Speeches

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Speech.” Speech at Title of Event, Place,

Month Day.

King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1963. “I have a dream.” Speech at march on Washington

for jobs and freedom, Lincoln Memorial, August 28.

(King 1963)

16. Public documents

Last name, First name/Institution. Year. Title of the document,

page number (if any). Place.

National Constituent Assembly. 1789. Declaration of the rights of man and of the

citizen. Paris, France.

(National Constituent Assembly 1789)

17. Video websites

Account Name. Year. “Video title.” Name of Video website posted Month Day.

Retrieved from: URL.

Da Vinci Learning. 2017. “Genius of the ancient world—Great minds: Buddha,

Socrates and Confucius.” YouTube posted July 12. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkRhR-4sZis. 

(Da Vinci Learning 2017)

18. Documentary/films

Director’s Last name, First name. Year. Title of Film/Documentary. Producer.

Coppola, Francis Ford. 1972. The godfather. Paramount Pictures.

(Coppola 1972)

19. Poems

Last name, First name/Pen name. Year. Title of Poem. Place written (if known).

Rizal, Jose. 1886. A Las Flores de Heidelberg. Universitat-platz 12, Germany.

(Rizal 1886)

20. Musical composition

Last name, First name. Year. Title of the song/musical composition. Place

composed (if known).

Abelardo, Nicanor. 1917. UP beloved. University of the the Philippines

Conservatory of Music.

(Abelardo 1917).

21. Visual arts (painting, sculptures, art displays)

Last name, First name/Pen name. Year. Title of the artwork. Place created (if

known).

Amorsolo, Fernando. 1939. Fruit pickers harvesting under the mango tree. Manila,

Philippines.

(Amorsolo 1939)

22. Musical plays/opera/theater shows

Director's First name, Last name. Year. Title of the play. Place shown.

Puccini, Giacomo. 1904. Madame Butterfly. Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

(Puccini 1904)

23. Interviews

Last name, First name. Year. Interviewed by First name Last name. Place of

interview.

Foucault, Michel. 1980. Interviewed by Michael Bess. University of California,

Berkeley.

(Foucault 1980)

24. Diary

Last name, First name. Year. Diary entry. Place written. Month Day.

Carter, Jimmy. 1978. Diary entry. Camp David, Maryland, September 5.

(Carter 1978)

25. Presentations/lectures

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of Presentation/Lecture.” Presented at the Title

of Event, Place, Month Day.

Einstein, Albert. 1923. “Fundamental ideas and problems of the theory of

relativity.” Presented at the Nobel Lecture, Nordic Assembly of Naturalists,

Gothenberg, July 11.

(Einstein 1923)

26. Letters/correspondences

Letter sender’s Last name, First name. Year. Letter to Receiver’s First name Last

name. Place written, Month Day.

Castro, Fidel. 1940. Letter to Franklin Roosevelt. Santiago de Cuba, November 6.

(Castro 1940)

27. Professorial Chair papers/working papers/technical reports/scientific papers

Last name, First name. Year. “Title of paper.” Title of series. Sponsoring

organization, Month Day (if known).

Thimann, Kenneth, and James Bonner. 1933. “The mechanism of the action of the

growth substance of plants.” William G. Kerckoff Laboratories of the

Biological Sciences. California Institute of Technology, January 27.

(Thimann and Bonner 1933)

28. Online Dictionary

Dictionary title, s.v. Word. Retrieved from: URL.

Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. Historiography. Retrieved from:

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/historiography.

(Oxford English Dictionary n.d.)

29. Printed dictionary

Compiler’s Last name, First name/Institution. Year. Title of dictionary, word. Place of

Publication: Publisher.

Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1989. Merriam-Webster Dictionary, health. Springfield:

Merriam-Webster, Inc.

(Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1989)

 

Archival and special collection materials

Below are the five elements of an archival material that should be identified before the material could be cited as archival material:

a. Title (Provide a short description if the material does not provide the information.)

b. Name of collection

c. Reference code (This is the identification number assigned to each document.)

d. Box and folder number

e. Name and location of the archives


Citation guide

1. Books, newspapers, or published materials in the archives should be cited according to the SSD style sheet and the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (2010).

2. Do not italicize any entry unless the entry is published.

3. Cite individual items when referencing only one item from a collection.

4. Note and follow the citation style of special collections libraries and archives that have citation guides.

5. Provide the URL refeference for digital sources after each citation.

6. Write “uncatalogued” for materials that do not have a reference code, box number, and folder number.

7. Write “undated” for undated materials.

Letters and correspondences

Description of letter, date of letter, reference code, box number, file/folder/folio/

series number, name of collection, name and location of archive/s.

Letter from Admiral F. W. Rockwell to the Commanding General of the US Army

Forces in the Far East, 22 January 1942, RG 30, box no. 1, folder no. 9,

Lieutenant General Richard K. Sutherland Papers, The MacArthur Memorial

Archives and Library, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

(Rockwell 1942)

Diaries/journals/logs/written notes

Author, Title or description of material, date of entry (if available), page numbers

(if available), reference code, box number, file/folder/folio number, name of collection, name and location of archive/s.

Cornwall, PR, Description of the prison camp diet, 25-26, RG 407, box no. 129,

folder no. 5, PR Cornwall Papers, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, USA.

 (Cornwall n.d.)

Yearbooks and reports

Name of author and/or institution, title of material, year released, page number

(if available), reference code, box number, file/folder/folio number, name of collection, name and location of archive/s.

Committee on Friendly Relations among Foreign Students, Report for the year 1911,

RG 13, box no. 1, folder no. 17, Yale University Divinity School Library Special Collections, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 

(Committee on Friendly Relations among Foreign Students 1911)

Photographs

Photographer’s name (if known), Title of photograph (if available), date

photograph was taken (if known), reference code, box number,

file/folder/folio/series number, name of collection, name and location of

archive/s.

Photographs of the Philippine Islands, 1898-1935, NAA photo lot 97, box no. 27,

folder no. 5, Division of Ethnology, United States National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, USA.

(Photographs of the Philippine Islands 1898)

Maps and cartographic materials

Name and description of map, year (if available), reference/series code, box

number, file/folder/folio/number, name of collection, name and location of archive/s.

Large Japanese wall map of Southeast Asia, 1943, item 1-series 10, box no. 3,

folder no. 3, William B. Simpson World War II Pacific Theatre Collection, Honnold/ Mudd Library, Claremont Colleges, Dartmouth, Claremont, USA.

(Large Japanese wall map of Southeast Asia 1943)

Literary materials

Author’s name, title of material, year (if available), page number (if

available),reference code, box number, file/folder/folio/ number, name of

collection, name and location of archive/s.

Bulosan, Carlos, All the Conspirators, 1936, 136, accession no. 0581-010, box no.

1, folder no. 1,Carlos Bulosan Papers, 1914-1976, University of Washington

Libraries Special Collections, Seattle, Washington, USA.

(Bulosan 1936)

Other graphic materials (paintings, caricatures, cartoons, posters, visual arts)

Author, Name or description of graphic material, date (if available), reference code/

series, box number, file/folder/folio number, name of collection, name and location of archive/s.

US Army Forces in the Far East, Aerial propaganda leaflets dropped on Manila, 2 January

1945, series 2 – bulk 1944-1945, box no. 1, folder no. 18, William B. Simpson

World War II Pacific Theatre Collection, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont Colleges,

Dartmouth, Claremont, USA.

(US Army Forces in the Far East 1945)

Other documents (those that are not archival materials based on the above but are part of the archival collection)

Author or institution (if applicable), name and description of material, date (if

there are any), reference code, box number, file/folder/folio number, name

of collection, name and location of archive/s.

People of the Philippines versus Camilo Osias, Case no. 3528, Box no. 217-1,

Folder no. 1, People’s Court Records, University of the Philippines Archives,

Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

(People of the Philippines versus Camilo Osias n.d.)

Digital sources (indicate the URL after the location of the archive/s)

Author (if available), name of material, reference code, box number,

file/folder/folio/ number or digital code assigned to the document, name of digital repository or website, URL.

Photo shows an instructor at the U.P. College of Agriculture in Los Banos

lecturing to students in a laboratory at the Chemistry Department, RF photo

#25122b, box no. 56, folder no. 1312, Rockefeller Foundation Digital

History, https:// rockfound.rockarch.org/digital-librarylisting/-/asset_publisher/yYxpQfeI4W8N/ content/classroom-lecture-at-the-university-of-the-philippines-college-of-agriculture.

(Photo shows an instructor at the U.P. College of Agriculture in Los Banos lecturing to students in a laboratory at the Chemistry Department, n.d.)