About the journal
The Philippine e-Journal for Applied Research and Development (PeJARD) accepts manuscripts that have bearings on problems and issues affecting communities, sectors, and institutions across the country. It is peer-reviewed, purely online, open access, and comes out in annual volumes. The Journal is internationally indexed under the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI).
The PeJARD does not charge publication fees to authors or access fees to readers. It publishes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, giving authors copyright ownership of their own works while allowing the public free access and use of its articles as long as the authors and the Journal are properly credited.
Rationale and objectives
Applied researches focusing on local problems and issues are not wanting in the country. However, the outputs are scattered in journals published by disciplinal associations, agencies, or research institutions including the various colleges and universities nationwide. This situation hardly lends itself towards the maximum dissemination and exchange of applied research outputs, notwithstanding that problems and issues often span beyond geographical settings, disciplinal expertises and institutional capacities.
The Philippine e-Journal for Applied Research and Development aims to address this limitation by offering a common and readily accessible platform for applied research outputs from across disciplines, agencies, and research institutions all over the country. The Journal is online and open access, thus its contents are easily within reach for interested parties. In addition, being purely electronic and non-commercial, the PeJARD can accommodate more materials for publication as it has no limits on the number of articles in its volumes.
Ultimately, the Journal intends to promote awareness, discussion, and utilization of evidence-based findings on local problems and issues, and in so doing contribute towards local and national development.
Scope and areas of interest
The Journal welcomes applied research outputs from across the disciplines insofar as these provide insights and solutions to local concerns and problems. The issues addressed by the manuscripts may be located at the socio-cultural, economic, political, technological, health, and environmental domains. Specific areas may fall under (but are not limited to) the following: public health and safety, quality of life and well-being, livelihood, delivery of social services, cooperative work, community initiatives, urban planning, environmental protection, climate change mitigation, disaster management and rehabilitation, peace and order, sanitation, sustainable energy, public works monitoring, workers’ welfare and industrial relations, farmers’ and fisherfolks’ issues, inclusive education, public education, extension programs, human rights and legal system, inter-ethnic and inter-faith relations, family welfare, and responsible parenthood.
Submission and processing of manuscripts
The submission of manuscripts is year-round, with individual manuscripts being processed as they come. The Journal employs the ‘rolling publication’ system, wherein individual manuscripts are published online as soon as they pass the peer-review process. Unlike in print publications, the Journal does not have to wait for a full set of manuscripts to be completed before it publishes an issue. This system cuts the authors’ waiting time, with a 3-4 month average turn-around-time from submission to publication of a manuscript.
Quality assurance and equity
The Journal is backed by an Editorial Board composed of accomplished researchers from reputable academic/research institutions in the country and abroad, and well-balanced in terms of disciplinal expertise, institutional affiliation, geographic provenance, and gender. This ensures that manuscripts submitted will be processed professionally, following standards in international journal publications.