Journal Publication Office
Journal Publication Office
Published by: Bulacan State University
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ANALIZA A. VILLACORTE, PH. D
Editor in Chief
University Journal Publication is an academic journal published biannually by Bulacan State University that uses a double-blind peer-reviewed evaluation in the Alpha Beta Gold review mechanism to promote the highest standard in research practice. It gives value to academic writing in research in the university in print and free access electronically.
Viewing from the spectacle of culture promotion in academic writing by creating perfect symmetry between institutional research and international design that is making a high impact, University Journal Publication provides an academic publication platform for disseminating writing endeavors with the purpose of advancing intellectual capability and understanding of the key research components- Anib-Dampi, Balat, Yaman, Ugnay and Kagyat- the breeding ground for new inventions and interventions.
Hence, the publication is the venue for disseminating research reports conducted in the university, promoting faculty development in research.
The Bulacan State University Journal Publication
The University Journal Publication is an academic journal published
biannually by Bulacan State University (BulSU) that uses a double-blind peer-
reviewed evaluation in the Alpha Beta Gold review mechanism to promote the
highest standard in research practice in the university. The publication prints and
publishes electronically free access at https://bulsu-ovprde.com under the Research Management Office (RMO) BulSU UJPO (University Journal Publication Office) in its searchable database URL: https://bulsu-ovprde.com/jpo, and carrying identifier in the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) portal. Print copies are archived in the repository of the ISSN National Center Philippines under the National Library of the Philippines, Bibliographic Services.
The double-blind peer reviewed evaluation or refereed in the Alpha Beta Gold review is the control mechanism that neutralizes the selection procedure and the publication. The Alpha review focuses on the soundness of the methodology and the impact of the interpretations on the quality of the journal; the Beta review focuses on the acceptability of the paper following the formatting style of the journal; and the Gold review is the final production of the manuscript for publication.
The following are the steps to BulSU UJPO publication:
Steps to BulSU UJPO Publication
Step One – Invitation to publish
The BulSU UJPO Editor-in-Chief sends invitations to publish to authors or lead authors, the name that appears first on the author list, together with the copyright form and the letter from the editor. The selection of manuscripts is RMO database dependent. RMO endorses the database of completed research- reported, pre-reviewed, evaluated, and monitored- for the specific fiscal year with reference to the target timeline for the regular publication. Special CALLs use different selection procedures and may open publication to other scholars and researchers.
Step Two – Signing of Copyright Agreement
The author/authors signify their intention to publish the manuscript by signing and sending the copyright agreement to [email protected].
Step Three – Acknowledgment of Intents to Publish the Manuscripts
The BulSU UJPO secretariat acknowledges the author’s copyright transfer and requests for the submission of the full paper. An email is sent as confirmation.
Step Four – Alpha Review
The revision of the manuscripts starts here. Once the full paper is received, the BulSU UJPO secretariat sends instructions on how to prepare the manuscript based on the approved UJP (University Journal Publication) Style and Format (Source: University Journal Publication Manual Article X&XI, pp 18-24). The Alpha review checks the soundness of the methodology and the impact of interpretation on the quality of the journal. The comments of the peer reviewers must be incorporated in the discussion. No changes in the process shall be made, only in the discussion.
Step Five – The Referee’s Report
After the Alpha revision or the first round, the manuscript will be returned to the peer reviewers for checking. The peer reviewers check if their suggestions have been incorporated in the revision which is highlighted using red font color. Highlighting the changes will make the checking faster. The invited peer reviewer recommends on the acceptability of the paper for publication after the Alpha revisions have been made.
Step Six – The Beta Review
Following the Alpha review is the Beta review. This part shares the notes of the Associate Editors (AE) to further improve the paper. The highlight of this part focuses on the formatting and the citation. A mentoring session may be facilitated should the authors wish to be guided with the revision and a virtual onboarding is accessible (See also Videos). The revised manuscript must be returned to [email protected] for checking.
Step Seven – Gold Review
The manuscript returns to the Associate Editor and the Production Editor for final review. The Production Editor sets the manuscript in LaTeX templates and prepares the initial version of the journal. Minor revisions are allowed during this process.
Step Eight – Final Version
The final version of the manuscript will be sent to the author before publication. The author acknowledges the finality of the document. Revisions are not allowed in this process. The Editor-in-Chief decides on the acceptability of the final version of the manuscript for publication.
Step Nine – Printing and Publishing
The manuscripts are now ready for publication. The manuscripts are published in print and will be available for free access electronically. Each platform has its own ISSN.
Step Ten – Incentivizing
Proofs of a publication grant the honorarium. Each published manuscript receives a ₱ 10,000.00 incentive and the peer reviewers receive a ₱ 2,000.00 honorarium.
Step Eleven – Promotion
BulSU UJPO exchanges printed copies of publications with libraries. It also provides databases, search engines, and visibility to other researchers, scholars, communities, and student researchers.
Step Twelve – Extension
Aim and Scope
The University Journal Publication of Bulacan State University traces the “directional movement of Philippine universities as a research and development laboratory as the mechanism in promoting the culture of integration and capacity building” (UNESCO World Declaration on Higher Education). The aim is to give value to the research works conducted in the university by providing a publication platform for its faculty researchers to disseminate research reports for the use of the students, the community, and other researchers.
The publication advocates “cross country collaboration” through borderless interaction and commitment to upholding dependency among other scholars around the world.
The publication is available for public domain, accessible worldwide with strict adherence to international practice in the conduct of research.
The University Journal Publication of Bulacan State University adheres to promoting international standards in the research practice. National and international professional conduct is required to protect the integrity of the journal. The University Research and Extension Council (REC) of the Bulacan State University reviews and recommends the research activities, while the RMO supervises them. The following policies are included in its University Journal Publication Manual (BulSU BOR #29, series of 2021), and are strictly implemented in the evaluation, from pre-publication to post publication, of the research manuscript.
- University Rule on Plagiarism
The University Journal Publication of Bulacan State University will strictly follow and accept a rule of text similarity, which is less than 10%, and will run using the existing plagiarism software. However, higher than 10% is considered a high percentage of plagiarism. Plagiarism is not acceptable in the University Journal Publication; hence, it will not be tolerated by the University. If discovered during the peer review process, the manuscript is automatically rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the UJP can publish a correction or retract the publication.
This will amend, repeal, and modify all other rules on this particular matter.
- University Rule on Original Research Manuscript
The University Journal Publication of Bulacan State University considers all original research manuscripts across a range of academic disciplines provided that it contains scientifically sound experiments and a substantial amount of new information. Data must be original and not inappropriately selected, manipulated, enhanced, or fabricated.
The University Journal Publication of Bulacan State University strictly follows the relative contribution. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. All identified authors must have expressed their consent to be included as authors. The authors list must be declared upon signing the copyright. Corresponding Author(s)’s name and address are disclosed in the copyright transfer and are published in the journal.
The widely-adapted simple set of rules for determining authorship is the Vancouver Protocol* which states that to be credited as an author, every author on a publication needs to have been involved in ALL of the following: A. Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data ; B. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and C. Final approval of the version to be published.
- Intellectual Property
The Philippines Intellectual Property Code on Copyright affirms an author’s moral rights related to an author’s copyright. Moral rights, distinct from economic rights, must be recognized and upheld. Researchers must comply with copyright law, and potential authors should likewise be cognizant of other authors’ moral rights. (Bulacan State University through its Innovation and Technology Support Office [email protected] ).
- University Journal Management
The University Journal Publication Office of Bulacan State University, a government institution, is temporarily housed at the Research Management Office. Its processes are powered by the Google and Microsoft Office 365, and personalized LaTex typesetting software for editing, Grammarly for similarity checking, well-maintained Access database, and a searchable https://bulsu-ovprde.com/jpo/ website.
The Editorial Board is responsible for running and managing the publishing activities and fine-tuning the manuscript’s quality for publication. The editorial board consists of editor in chief, associate editor, managing editor, and production editor.
- Peer Review Processes
The University Journal Publication Office of Bulacan State University uses a double-blind peer-reviewed evaluation in the Alpha Beta Gold review mechanism to promote the highest standard in research practice in the university, with future plans for cross country collaboration and other publications.
The peer reviewers referee on the acceptability of the manuscript and impact of the manuscript on the journal. The reviewers are given personalized invitation as a peer reviewer being experts in the field, or have written a paper related to the unique disciplines in the different research management component- Anib-Dampi, Balat, Yaman, Kagyat, and Ugnay. A request for referee is sent afterwards should the expert accepts the invitation with the orientation on how the evaluation should be carried out and the focus of review. Different sets of reviewers are selected to cater the “diverse aspects of peer review.”
The reviewers focus on the methodology and in the interpretation to eliminate research misconduct, and to ensure the proper care on the conduct of research and their subjects in the study. The publisher’s registered office is provided at the bottom part of this website should there be future concerns for correcting and allegation.
The Beta review revises the formatting and referencing following the latest APA Edition. This is the part where the Associate Editors incorporate their recommendations for the fine-tuning of the manuscript.
The Gold review of the process allows minimal corrections to allow the paper to qualify for publication. The manuscript will be re-evaluated on the measure of acceptability for publication. The editor-in-chief makes the final acceptance or rejection decision for a manuscript, usually after the author’s revision.
- Data and Reproducibility
The journal is available in print and free access electronically. The proper attribution to the journal is requested to indicate reciprocity in the use of the knowledge retrieved from the journal. Please follow proper citation format to cite the Journal: Gascon, C. N. 2022. BulSU from “Good to Great” 2025. University Journal Publication. https://bulsu-ovprde.com/jpo/
- Ethical Oversight
A copyright agreement is signed as an indicator of consent to publication. The proper handling of the vulnerable populations and ethical conduct of research are regulated by the Ethics Committee during the conduct of research.
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