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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission must be original, has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • A COVER LETTER addressed to Editor-in-Chief must be included in the submission. Cover letters must follow the instructions given in the publication guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The manuscript has gone through a LANGUAGE EDITOR.
    (Language Editor could be any reputable person credible on publishing papers that has a very good command in English.)

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Health Research and Society (JHRS), the official research journal of Mindanao State University – General Santos City (MSU-GSC), invites you to submit your research papers for publication in our university journal. Submit the electronic copy of your manuscripts with the prescribed journal format (download Submission Template) through this site. 

General Document Guidelines. The journal adapts the international publication format.

  1. Margins: One inch on all sides (top, bottom, left, right)
  2. Font Size and Type: 12-pt. Times New Roman font
  3. Line Spacing: Double-space throughout the paper, including the title page, abstract, body of the document, references, tables and figures.
  4. Paragraph Indentation: 5-7 spaces or 1 tab
  5. Pagination: The page number appears one inch from the right edge of the paper on the first line of every page.
  6. Running Head: The running head is a short title that appears at the top of the pages of a paper or published article. The running head is typed flush left at the top of all pages. The running head should not exceed 50 characters, including punctuation and spacing. Using most word processors, the running head and page number can be inserted into a header, which then automatically appears on all pages.

Download the Journal Publication Guidelines for complete guidelines.

Privacy Statement

The Journal of Health Research and Society (JHRS) handles and protects all gathered personal information appropriately with every reasonable effort. The names, email addresses, and all other necessary information 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. All the collected information will be well taken care of in accordance to JHRS's standards in respect for your privacy. 

Furthermore, the copyright of the manuscripts published by JHRS belong to the authors. JHRS published manuscripts in an Open Access format that permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided that the original author(s) and source(s) are credited.

If you do not agree with the descriptions stated in this privacy policy, do not use the JHRS site and do not provide personal information in and while using the site. By providing information, you are conforming to the provided privacy policy thus, all information will be under the JHRS site’s terms.