Full Paper Guidelines

Full paper are needed for those papers accepted/considered for oral competition. Likewise, it shall also be requested for papers wanting to be publish in the special issue of CDRJ or JAR-Culture and Social Issue. Using THIS TEMPLATE will help you in formatting your paper. If it will be hard for you to use the template, you can write it in an A4 sized page, single spaced and using font 12 Times New Roman font. The following is the required format;


Author: List all authors, first on the list will be the main author. Please indicate the presenter.

Affiliation: Name of the Office/University/LGU and the Address

Email Address/Contact Number

Abstract: The format is provided to make it easy for you to write your article. Before you encode your paper have this file saved first for reference as there is a possibility that the format is distorted due to cut and pasting of texts from other files. Preferably, the Abstract must be between 150 to 200 words, maximum is 300 words. The Abstract shall be contained in one paragraph, font 11 Times New Roman. The abstract must contain the following; Introduction of not greater than one sentence, another sentence for the general objectives, methodology and results discussed simultaneously and ended with the conclusion as well as the most important take-home message. Most of the discussion should be focused on the results and the meaning of the results. No literature citation is needed in the abstract; make use of this section to discuss your findings. Use five one-word(preferably) keywords that are not in the title. These keywords including the words in the title are used by search engines as tags.

Keywords: five words (words not present in the title or abstract)

I. Introduction:

The introduction must present the rationale why the study is conducted. Start with a general description of the subject being given emphasis and establish the gap that requires to be addressed in the paper.

The whole paper is divided into four major sections, the Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Discussions, Conclusions and Recommendations and Bibliography.

The evidences (citation) that show the need to study must be overwhelmingly discussed in the introduction. The ending statement of this section must be connected to the objectives. Never adjust the margins and the column width of the paper.

II. Objectives:

A general objective may warrant for this section, if you are interested to show the specifics, then show specific objectives but limit it to not more than three;

  1. Specific Objective one;
  2. Determined Specific Objective two; and
  3. Objective three.

III. Methodology:

The methodology section may be presented in sub sections depending on the paper. It shall contain the research design, samples and sampling procedures, analysis of data. The approach how the methodology is presented will depend on the paper submitted.

Tables maybe used in presenting samples such as shown below. The table title is written using Calibri font 11. While the contents of the table is Times New Roman font 10. Legend shall be made available at the bottom of the table using Times New Roman font 10.

IV: Results and Discussions

The results shall be presented in a manner that facilitates easier understanding. If specific objectives are written, the manner of presentation shall follow the sequence provided.

4.1 Result Theme Number One

Preferably, the Table shall be preceded with the discussion of the message inside the table. Never discuss what is inside the table as your reader knows how to read it. Instead get the meat of the table and elaborate on the meaning. Use literature evidences to back-up your discussions.

4.2 Result Theme Number Two

Results using graphs or diagrams must be discussed first before the presentation.

The title of the graph is located one space below the figure using Calbri Font 11.

For very big tables, it is recommended to have it as appendix document. Place that in a separate page after the bibliography.

If you use pictures and illustrations, make sure it is your own picture. If not, permission/approval to use a copyrighted material must have been sought. Proper citation must always be observed. Avoid using pixelated pictures.

How to cite in APA format is available on their website. Please look into the bibliography for reference.

Do not replace the header and the footer of the template. It will be the layout personnel who will replace it.

V. Conclusion and Recommendations

Do not repeat the data presented in the results section. In this section, the mean message of the paper is generalized. This section should preferably not be more than 300 words. What is the take-home message of the paper? That’s should be made clear in this section.

In the bibliography, you have only to place references that have been cited. It shall be arranged alphabetically. Citation shall use APA format.

VI. Bibliography

Author, A.A.. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide/apa/