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ISSN 2945-4069
E-ISSN 2945-4220

About Journal of Research

The journal is published annually (month of June) by the Center for Research and Evaluation (CRE) of St. Scholastica’s College Manila. The CRE Office in coordination with the Editorial Board oversees the editing, compiling and printing of the journal.

Our Aims and Scope

The Journal of School Research is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that aims to disseminate empirical and scholarly articles and papers on education from the faculty members and stakeholders of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila and allied colleges and universities.

This journal serves as a venue for sharing of discussions and reflections on policy, practices, trends, and issues concerning education. JoSR includes research on various aspects of education (but not limited to): learning and teaching, teacher training, community engagement, curriculum, library, administration, policymaking, and supervision.


The Reviewing and Editing Process

The JSR editorial board strives to review submissions and reply in a timely manner. We will acknowledge receipt of your article immediately. It may take us a minimum of 4 weeks to review the article and decide whether or not to send it out for blind peer review. We will notify you accordingly. If the manuscript is sent out for peer review, please expect another 2-4 weeks until we send you the reviewers’ recommendations for revision. In total, it can take 3 to 6 months from first submission to acceptance and publication.

Articles are sent to at least two external peer reviewers, using a journal manuscript review rubric. In using a blind-reviewing system, the identity of the reviewer is not known to the author and vice-versa. The editorial staff will notify authors of the peer review decision in writing, along with any recommendations necessary for publication or reconsideration.

Most articles will require some revision, and acceptance for publication is contingent upon how the author addresses suggestions for revision. In order to meet our publication schedule, we need the cooperation of all authors to return their revised articles promptly via email, according to the deadline.

Upon submission of the revised article, the content editor will correct typographical and grammatical errors in preparation for publication. Before publication, the printing proofs of the article will be emailed to the author for final proof-reading for review/corrections and should be promptly returned via email to the JoSR chief editor.

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the Center for Research and Evaluation of St. Scholastica’s College Manila. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction, as well as "derivative reproduction" (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).

If you are unable to access our website, please write to:
The Journal of School Research Editorial Department, Center for Research and Evaluation Office, St. Scholastica’s College Manila, 2560 Leon Guinto Street, Manila 1004, Philippines


Volume 2

Elen Joy Alata-Bruza
Elen Joy Alata-Bruza
Rholeo Virata, PhD
Rholeo Virata, PhD
Associate Editor
Marina Gonzaga Merida, EdD
Marina Gonzaga Merida, EdD
Associate Editor
Elisa Bernadette Entao Limson, PhD, RGC
Elisa Bernadette Entao Limson, PhD, RGC
Associate Editor
Maria Louisa Joaquin
Maria Louisa Joaquin
Copy Editor
Ynah Valerie Santos
Ynah Valerie Santos
Managing Editor

The Journal of School Research provides open access to all of its content in the interest of increased readership and citation of its authors’ works as well as to make research readily available to the general public. Readers are free to download and share with others only the abstract of the articles from the journal website provided that the journal is properly cited as the original source and that the downloaded content is neither modified nor used commercially. It is published and managed by the Center for Research and Evaluation of St. Scholastica’s College Manila.

The Editorial board makes all decisions regarding the content published in each issue while ensuring accuracy, originality, rigor, and relevance of each article published. It is committed to uphold academic integrity and professional publishing judgment.

The board exerts utmost effort and thoroughness in checking submissions using established guidelines and criteria.

All articles are subjected to double blind peer review.

Articles are assigned to reviewers with relevant discipline and/or expertise.

The board continues to expand its peer reviewers base and strive to give authors feedback of peer review in a timely manner;

Authorship credits are based on substantial contributions to the manuscript which include: conceptualizing, conducting, and writing the research.

Authors agree to revise their manuscripts based on the recommendations of reviewers and the editorial board.

Authors are required, upon approval of their article, to sign the Publishing Agreement 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 editorial board is committed to informing the author of the discovery and reporting the fraud to the institution to which the author is affiliated. Should the plagiarism/fraud be discovered after publication, the journal shall publish a retraction.

Changes in editorial policies or structure are agreed upon by the board and communicated accordingly to all stakeholders.




We accept empirical research, action research, short reports (profile reports), classroom-based research (any form of inquiry done with the intent that the research will inform, improve, and/or change practices in the future), lesson studies, policy reviews, and evaluative studies.

  1. Original manuscripts from individual and multiple authors are welcome. The manuscripts should be original, not under review by any other publication and not published elsewhere. Submissions may be in English or Filipino. Inclusive language should be used with reference to human communities. "Man," "men," "he/his" are to be used when they clearly refer to male referents. "Person," "people," or "he/ she," “his/ her,” are to be used for mixed or indeterminate referents.

  2. Manuscripts should be 2,000 to 6,000 words maximum, excluding references. Any submissions that fail to conform to the submission guidelines will be returned.

  3. To facilitate the reading and editing of articles, authors should make sure to:

    • use Microsoft Word document, Times New Roman size 12 (or its equivalent)
    • double-space the whole article
    • cite sources using APA (7th edition) for all other works and MLA (latest edition) for Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, and related disciplines (consistency of citation format is needed)
    • check that all in-text citations have their corresponding bibliographic citations
    • Create an anonymized version and a version of the file with author details. Prepare these manuscripts both in Microsoft Word (doc) format and Portable Document Format (pdf)
    • Soft copies of both files shall be created in letter size (8.5x11) document

  4. Data-based articles must have the following sections:

    • Abstract
    • Introduction
    • Overview of the research (research topic, rationale for undertaking the research, context of the problem, brief discussion of relevant literature)
      • - Research question and sub-questions
      • - Research sample
    • Method
      • - approach used (qualitative, quantitative, mixed method)
      • - data collection techniques
      • - methods of analysis
    • Results and Discussion
    • - key findings
    • - discussion of findings in terms of the research question
    • - Conclusion
    • - Recommendation

  5. Table and/ or figures contained in an article should be incorporated into the document file. For special photos/figure and/or characters that cannot be incorporated in the document, a clean, clear copy should be provided for scanning.

  6. Prepare a copy of your manuscript that includes “author details” and another copy that does not include details or any information that would identify the author’/s. Label the file with authors details as “Last Name, First Name_with author details” and the other file as “anonymous.”


For your inquiries and questions, kindly email the JoSR Editor-in-Chief at: