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Author Guidelines

All manuscripts submitted to Social Transformations Journal of the Global South should be original contributions and must not be under consideration for any other publication. However, translation into English of an article previously published in another language may be submitted for consideration, but the author is responsible for copyright permission.

Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced, including quotations, notes, and references. Adequate subheadings must be provided. Notes, tables, figures, and illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Sources for tables, figures, and illustrations must be given in full. Notes, numbered sequentially, must be placed at the end of the text manually, that is, without using the automatic endnote feature of software programs. We use author-date citations in the text of articles, following the form outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition. Please consult the latest issue of Social Transformations as a guide to the journal’s style. Email us for a copy of the style guide.

We expect manuscripts to range between 7,000 to 10,000 words, including notes and the list of references. Longer articles will be considered in exceptional cases. Authors should provide a total word count at the time of submission.

Because we follow a blind refereeing system, all references to the author’s identity must be removed from the body and notes. Please submit a separate page that contains the title of the manuscript; an abstract of about 100 words; a list of five keywords; a brief description of the author; and the author’s institutional affiliation, postal address, and other contact details.

We aim to give authors a decision within three months, although this target may not always be reached. That decision may be a conditional or unconditional acceptance, a rejection, or an invitation to revise and resubmit.

The author is obliged to secure all necessary permissions for any parts of the article the copyright of which is owned by someone else, and to pay any fees that may be involved.It is a condition for publication that authors vest copyright in their articles, abstracts, and reviews in the Ateneo de Manila University. Authors may use their own articles in other publications provided prior permission is sought from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Please submit your manuscript, preferably as a Word file, via email to stjgs@ateneo.edu.


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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Transfer of Copyright Agreement
(as of July 1, 2020)

For and in consideration of publishing the Article, I, as the sole Author/Corresponding Author and the authorized representative of the Coauthors, hereby agree to transfer and assign to the Ateneo de Manila University, as the Publisher of the Journal, the copyright to the said Article, including any and all my/our rights, interests, and claims related to it, subject to the following reservations:

  1. All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights.
  2. A nonexclusive, nontransferable, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to:
    a. Make further copies of all or part of the published Article for my/our use in teaching;
    b. Reuse all or part of the published Article in a compilation of my/our own works or in textbooks of which I/we are the authors and/or coauthors; and
    c. Make copies of the published Article for internal distribution within the institution/s that employ/s me/us.

provided that copies made under 2.a and 2.c will carry the copyright notice that appeared in the original published work.

I/we also hereby warrant the following:

  1. The Article is an original work;
  2. I/we own the copyright in the Article/I am authorized by the copyright owner/s to sign this agreement;
  3. The Article has not been previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  4. The Article does not contain any matter that is obscene, libelous, or otherwise contrary to law;
  5. I/we have obtained the necessary license/s or written authority/ies and paid any and all related fees for the use and reproduction of texts, tables, illustrations, and other copyrighted work/s from its/their intellectual property right owners, and I/we undertake to furnish the Publisher copies of the license/s or written authority/ies and proofs of payment of related fees upon the signing of this Agreement;
  6. As the Corresponding Author, I represent the Coauthor/s of the Article, if any, who has/have likewise agreed to the terms and conditions stated herein, and I undertake to submit the written authority/ies and consent/s of the Coauthors of the Article upon the signing of this Agreement.

Among other rights, the Publisher has the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, and publish the said Article, including its translations, in whole or in part, throughout the world during the full term of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof, if any is allowed by law at present or in the future, as well as exclusive rights, without limitation, for the mechanical, electronic, and visual reproduction; electronic storage and retrieval; and all other forms of electronic publication or any other types of publication.



In the event that I/we would intend to subsequently republish, reprint, or translate all or part of the Article in other publications, I will secure the prior written permission from Ateneo de Manila University through the Journal Editor.

Note to Contributors:

The Transfer of Copyright from Authors to Publisher must be clearly stated in writing to enable the Publisher to ensure maximum dissemination of the Author’s work.

If the copyright of the Article is not owned by the Author/s, such as in the case where the Author’s employer is the owner of the copyright, the Author warrants that he/she is authorized by the copyright owner to sign on behalf of the owner, and that the owner has consented to the following: the transfer of copyright; the representation and the warranty of publication rights; and all other terms and conditions of this agreement. If such authorization and consent have not been given to the Author, an authorized representative of the copyright owner should sign this agreement.

Downloadable Transfer of Copyright Agreement


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