The Philippine Sociological Review publishes four types of manuscripts.

  • Articles. These are double-blind peer reviewed manuscripts that make a scholarly contribution to the field of sociology. Articles are 6,000–8,000 words in length.
  • Research Reports. These are pieces that present work-in-progress or those oriented toward practical sociology. Research reports are not double-blind reviewed but have been thoroughly reviewed by the Editorial Board. Reports are around 5,000 words in length.
  • Book Reviews. PSR main issues feature at least one book review, commissioned by the Editorial Board, of a recent (less than three years old) publication focusing on themes relevant to sociological studies. Book reviews are not double-blind reviewed but have been thoroughly reviewed by the Editorial Board. Reviews are 1,500–2,000 words in length.
  • Commentaries. In exceptional cases, the editorial team may commission a commentary from a sociologist who can provide timely analysis on topics relevant to contemporary scholarship. Commentaries are not double-blind reviewed but have been thoroughly reviewed by the Editorial Board.


Submitting a Manuscript

Please ensure that you have read and adhered to all journal requirements before proceeding. Manuscripts with incorrect or incomplete elements will be immediately returned to authors. Only corresponding authors should submit manuscripts via the journal’s submission form. 

Substantive Requirements

  1. Manuscripts should have a clearly articulated argument both in the abstract and in the main document. Scholarly contributions—whether theoretical, empirical, or methodological— should be immediately apparent to readers.
  2. PSR aims to reach a broad and global audience. Hence there is a preference for manuscripts to be published in plain and simple English. Theoretical and methodological concepts must be clearly defined. Empirical case studies must be properly contextualized to be accessible to readers who may be unfamiliar with the Philippine context.
  3. Although there is no prescribed format, all journal articles must have the following content: an introduction that clearly defines the manuscript’s argument; a review of literature that situates the article’s relationship to broader scholarship; a methodology section for empirical articles; a data analysis section where findings are systematically analyzed and put in conversation with the literature; and the concluding section where evidence is presented to support the argument the authors put forward in the introduction.
  4. Authors may submit manuscripts drawn from sections of a thesis, dissertation, or other research outputs but must be properly declared to the editor. It is crucial that the manuscript’s content can stand alone as a journal article.


Technical Requirements

  1. Manuscripts will only be considered if they have not been published or are currently not under consideration by other publication outlets.
  2. The article is 6,000 to 8,000 words in length. Only in exceptional circumstances are shorter or longer articles accepted. References, tables, figures, footnotes, and appendix are included in the word count.
  3. The journal follows the Author-Date style of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Style Guide, 6th Edition (2019). All in-text citations should be represented in the reference list; all references should have a corresponding citation in-text.
  4. Manuscripts should make use of a 12-point Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins on all sides and page numbers on the lower right-hand side (as footer).
  5. Figures, tables, and other forms of data visualization must be in high resolution and must have corresponding captions. All data visualizations must acknowledge the source and be properly referenced.
  6. Manuscripts must be blind-review ready. Any references to the author’s/authors’ name/work must be replaced with “Author” along with the corresponding year.
  7. All authors are encouraged to enlist the help of a copyeditor prior to submitting the manuscript.

Manuscripts that do not meet the technical requirements will be immediately returned to the author. The editor reserves the right to request revisions, suggest or make appropriate changes, and postpone or refuse publication of manuscripts. Please direct all correspondences to the editor-inichief, Bubbles Beverly N. Asor, PhD, at