Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The primary purpose of this journal is to help all of us move more rapidly toward a sustainable and socially just world. We will seek to do so by providing a forum in which scholarship oriented toward sustainability and social justice, that is, toward building a better world for all, can be published and, we hope, influence all of us as scholars, managers, leaders, and citizens of the world to effect positive change. We, the editorial board, believe that this purpose is stable and we hope that our editors, contributors, and readers will be willing and eager to take risks, try out new ideas and types of analysis, insights, and approaches, learn from our experiences, and welcome changes in and evolution of the journal. It is clear that even the best informed and wisest among us has little certainty about how to manage for global sustainability. Humility thus is appropriate in all we write and do—but we seek to combine humility with intellectual rigour and professional boldness.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial (Spanish)

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Abstracts (Spanish)

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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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.