Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Social Transformations is a journal that analyzes social movements, development paradigms, policies, and socio-political interventions in the Global South. We are interested in employing interdisciplinary methodologies to produce reflexive theorizing and commentary on contemporary social change in countries once associated with the Third World. We favor contextualized and embedded studies of interventions such as community-initiated outcome models and organized grassroots movements. Such studies trace the interrelations, both state and non-state, between various peoples and movements, while acknowledging the tensions and contradictions within the Global South. Given the history of uneven relations with the Global North and the social ills of poverty and violence in the South, we hope to generate research that addresses issues of social justice, global well being, and translocal sustainable development.

We welcome interdisciplinary empirical and conceptual contributions from the different social and human sciences. We also encourage writing that is accessible to specialists and nonspecialists, avoiding both excessive theoretical abstraction and unreflexive empiricism.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Conversations on the Global South

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review/s

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Editor's Introduction

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Ethics Statement

The publishers, editors, reviewers, and authors of the Ateneo de Manila University journals are committed to upholding high standards of quality and academic integrity.

To this end:

We exert our best effort in checking submissions using available tools;

Main articles are subjected to double blind peer review;

Editors continue to build a wide base of peer reviewers and endeavor to give authors feedback/result of peer review in a timely manner;

Interview transcripts are given to interviewees prior to publication to allow for corrections;

Authorship credits are based on substantial contributions to the manuscript which include: planning, conducting and concluding the research; drafting and revising majority of the article; and finalizing the version to be published;

To discourage/avoid plagiarism, authors are required, upon acceptance of their article, to sign the Consent to Publish and Transfer of copyright form, in which the author attests that he or she is the author of the article about to be published by the journal;

In case of publication fraud, discovered either prior to or after publication, the editors are committed to confronting the author with/informing the author of the discovery, reporting the fraud to the institution to which the author is affiliated, and informing the wronged party (following the Committee on Publication Ethics or COPE decision tree).  Should the plagiarism/fraud be discovered after publication, the journal shall publish a retraction;

All relevant cases shall be handled according to the University Code of Ethics in Research and the Code of Academic Integrity of the Loyola Schools; and

Changes in editorial policies or structure are agreed upon by the board and communicated accordingly to all stakeholders.