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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


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

Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright

For and in consideration of publishing the Article, I, as the Corresponding Author and the authorized representative of the Co-Authors, hereby agree to transfer and assign to Ateneo de Manila University as the Publisher of the Journal the copyright to the said Article in any form, including any and all rights, interests and claims related to it except for the following, which I specifically retain, provided that copies made under these circumstances will carry the copyright notice that appeared in the original published work:

  1. The right to make further copies of all or part of the published article for my use in classroom teaching;
  2. The right to 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 co-authors; and
  3. The right to make copies of the published article for internal distribution within the institution that employs me/us.
  4. All proprietary rights other than copyright, such as patent rights.


I also hereby warrant the following:

  1. That the Article is my/our original work;
  2. That the Article has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  3. That it does not contain any matter that is obscene, libelous, or in other ways contrary to law;
  4. That I/we have obtained the necessary license or written authority and paid any and all related fees for the use and reproduction of text, tables, illustrations and other copyrighted work from the intellectual property right owners, and I undertake to furnish the Publisher copies of the license / written authority and proof of payment of related fees upon the signing of this Agreement;
  5. That I (as the Corresponding Author)  represent the Co-Author/s of the article, if any, who has/have likewise agreed to the terms and conditions stated herein; I undertake to submit the written authority and consent of the Co-Authors 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 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.

(Downloadable Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright Form here)


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