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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines to be followed by Authors

  1. Create an account in this journal by clicking on the author's box, then submit your paper. The editor will return a confirmation message.
  2. Please check your paper if you have followed the journal guidelines.
  3. All papers are written in good English language.
  4. The maximum number of pages is 16 including tables/figures
  5. The paper must be submitted in Microsoft Word.
  6. It is recommended that your paper, before its submission, must be submitted to a plagiarism test to avoid inconvenience on your part.
  7. The paper has not been published in any journal or in consideration to be published in other journals.
  8. The paper must be written with a font size of 12 and spacing of 1.15.
  9. Please read the copyright statement

 Paper Format

1.  Title:…….

2.  The name of the Authors and their Affiliation. It should be written below the title. Ex. Damianus Abun, PhD: Faculty of the College of Business, Divine Word College of Laoag, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

3.  Abstract. The abstract should not exceed 300 words. (The abstract must include the objective of the study, the theories, methodology, and findings).

4.  Keywords. It should be limited to five words only.

5.  Rationale/Introduction.

The content of the introduction should explain the reason why you are interested to investigate such a topic and explain its purpose of investigation.

6.  Literature Review.

The author needs to review the existing concept and studies on the topic that is being investigated. The purpose is to gain more understanding and ideas about the topic that you are investigating. It does not mean you just copy their ideas but the studies enrich your concepts about the topic and you know what you are going to investigate. It also helps the investigator not to repeat the same study but identifies the research gaps and even conflicts of findings in the previous research. This will help the investigator to establish a reason why he investigates and make a specific contribution to the theory.  

It is suggested that the literature review should be organized into sub-topics.  For example, your topic is Organizational Climate and Work Engagement. Under the literature, you explain the theories of organizational climate and work engagement based on the existing literature.

The concept of organizational climate

The role of leadership in organizational climate

Organizational climate and performance,

Organizational climate dimensions……..

Work engagement

7.  Conceptual Framework

8..  Statement of the problems/Research questions

The statement of the problems originated from the conceptual frameworks.


1.  What is the organizational climate of (A) terms of:

a.  clarity

b.  Standards

c.  Individual responsibility

d.  Flexibility

e.  Rewards

f.  Team commitment

2.  What is the work engagement of employees in terms of:

a.  Cognitive work engagement

b.  Affective work engagement

c.  Physical work engagement

3.  Is there a relationship between organizational climate and work engagement?

9.  Research methodology. (Research design, the locale of the study, population, data gathering instruments, data gathering administration, statistical treatment of data, and ethical declaration).

Note: The main variable and sub-variables of your study must have been discussed under the theoretical and conceptual framework.  

10.  Data Presentation and Analysis (in this part you present the data you have gathered through research questionnaires or other instruments. Present the data following the arrangement of the statement of the problems. See to it that all the tables must have the sources.

11. Discussion (on this part, you discuss further your findings. This part is not a summary but it is a discussion that you would like to explain further of your studies such as the impact and the contribution of your study to the existing theories, to the local community, regional, national, and international community).

12. Conclusion (emphasize the objective and finding of your study, then if there is a hypothesis, it is accepted or rejected).

13. References. (All cited sources must be included in the references. Writing references must follow the APA styles.). Examples: Book citation: Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher. When citing a book in APA, keep in mind: Capitalize the first letter of the first word of the title and any subtitles, as well as the first letter of any proper nouns. The full title of the book, including any subtitles, should be stated and italicized.

If a book is found in a database:

Author, A.A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Retrieved from http://xxxx or

APA format example:

Sayre, R. K., Devercelli, A.E., Neuman, M.J., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Investment in early childhood development: Review of the world bank’s recent experience.

Citing from a website: Author, A.A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL

APA format example:

Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Retrieved from

Citing an article from the website without an author

Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL

Example: Teen posed as doctor at West Palm Beach hospital: police. (2015, January 16). Retrieved from

Citing from Journal Article (APA styles).

Author, A.A... (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.

Example: Nevin, A. (1990). The changing of teacher education special education. Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, 13(3-4), 147-148.

Citing a journal article found online

Jameson, J. (2013). E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(6), 889-915.

12.  Acknowledgement (this is applied to research that is funded by agencies or persons).

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