Instruction To Authors

Editorial Policy

Luz y Saber is a semiannual scholarly journal of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran published in June and December. It seeks to provide a platform for original, peer-reviewed academic and scholarly articles which is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in scope. It welcomes theoretical, conceptual and empirical papers, reviews and meta-analysis that combine a wide range of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. Luz y Saber is a refereed journal; however, the opinion and accuracy of information in the published articles are the responsibility of the authors and not of the editorial staff.

Submission Criteria

  • Manuscripts submitted are evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Well-grounded and well-defined theoretical or conceptual underpinnings
    • Relevant conceptual and research literature
    • Careful analysis and treatment of the constructs and variables under study
    • Significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field
    • Clarity of expression

Manuscripts

  • Research articles (6,000 words), research notes (2,500 words), and book reviews (1,500 words) are accepted for publication.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic form, MS-Word format and emailed to luzysaber1620@gmail.com
  • Manuscripts submitted to Luz y Saber should be original and has not been published previously. It should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher. A “Letter of Agreement” shall be signed by the contributor to this effect.

Abstract

  • Manuscripts must contain an abstract (150-200 words) including 2-6 keywords.

Manuscript Formatting

Manuscripts should be in accordance with the following format:

  • Paper size: Letter (8.5 x 11.5”)
  • Paper orientation: Portrait
  • Font type: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12-point (exception of tables in 10-point)
  • Paragraphs: justified. single-spaced
  • Margins: top, bottom, left, right= 1”, header & footer=0.5”
  • Column: 1
  • Numbering: Tables and figures should be numbered by Arabic numerals
  • Page numbers: Arabic, bottom, right, 12 point Times New Roman

Manuscript Submission

Manuscript submissions should include the following files: title page, main document, tables and figures, and references. Please see the attached guide for more information.

Title Page

The title page should contain the name of author or authors, professional title, institutional affiliation, present position, mailing address, electronic mailing address, telephone number and fax number (if available). Please see attached guide for more information.

Main Document

The main document should contain the title of the paper, abstract, introduction, theoretical background, method, results, discussion, conclusion and references. It should be divided into main headings and subheadings. Main headings should be bold and subheadings should be italicized.

Table and Figures

Tables and figures should be clearly labeled in the format and style described in the American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Style (6th edition) and suitable for direct reproduction. Good quality printouts of all illustrations on white paper produced in black ink are required.

References

References should likewise follow the format and style described in APA (6th edition).

Acknowledgements, Copyright, and Author’s Name

Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

Author’s name should not appear anywhere except on the cover page or title page of the manuscript to preserve anonymity during the blind review process.

Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

Peer Review, Evaluation, and Revision

Luz y Saber is employing a double-blind peer reviewing process done by the Editorial Board or any academic that has an expertise on the subject matter of the article.

A publication evaluation tool is used to grade the paper based on the following merits:

  • Introduction- Research objective/s were conceptually and operationally defined, comprehensively developed from previous researches and are well argued.
  • Appropriateness of Research Methodology- The research design, data gathering techniques, and data analysis used were appropriate for the research problem(s).
  • Results and Discussion- Results were presented per statement of the problem, are well articulated, and were discussed with supporting review of related literature.
  • Clarity and Organization of Material- Development of ideas from introduction to discussion was clear and precise, grammatically sound, effectively transitioned per variable.
  • Documentation: Variety and Credibility- Review of related literature is up to date and is referenced according to APA standards
  • Contribution to Research- The research is an original contribution to the body of knowledge

Reviewing usually takes four to six weeks depending on the reviewer and how swift revisions are done and returned to the Editorial Board.

Authors should incorporate the suggestions of the reviewer in the revised manuscript prior to publication.

Copyright Agreement

Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of an article, to sign the “Transfer of Copyright” agreement before the article can be published. This agreement is to ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws.

Publication Fee

Luz y Saber is charging US$100 (Php. 5,000.00) as publication fee. The payment must be accomplished once the revisions for the article are done. The publication fee can be paid through the official bank account of Colegio de San Juan de Letran

  • Account Name: Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Inc.
  • Account Number: 4500003129
  • Bank and Branch: Banco de Oro (BDO) Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Policies against plagiarism is strictly being enforced in this journal. Those who will be proven guilty of such will be disqualified from submitting and publication in Luz y Saber.

Confidentiality of the submissions is practiced by the journal. Aside from the Editorial Board and the reviewers, nobody is allowed to read the submitted manuscripts.