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, 17th edition. Please consult the latest issue of Social Transformations as a guide to the journal's style, which can be found on



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 250 words max., a list of five keywords, a brief description of 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, electronically via email to Jose Jowel Canuday (



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 the 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 Microsoft Word document file format.

• Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

• 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.

• The test adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements.

• If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.



The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

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