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 Call for Submissions 


The Philippine Journal of Linguistics (PJL) is the refereed journal of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines. It publishes original theoretical and applied research on various areas of linguistics including language learning and pedagogy. As such, it welcomes articles that are related but not limited to the following areas of research:


  • Theories of language development

  • Language variation

  • Descriptive linguistics

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Pragmatics

  • Psycholinguistics

  • Language policy

  • Language planning

  • Language pedagogy

  • Language and power


As the PJL is LSP’s official publication, it especially welcomes research related to the Philippines.


The Linguistic Society of the Philippines wishes to invite you to contribute to the Philippine Journal of Linguistics (PJL).


Information for authors is provided below.


We look forward to receiving a contribution from you. 




  Information for Authors   


Review process


All manuscripts shall undergo a blind and independent review process. As such, authors are requested to submit a separate cover sheet containing the article title, author's name, and institutional affiliation. Every effort should be made to remove any clue as to the author's identity. The Editor will ensure that each cycle of the review process takes no more than six months.


General Template

All manuscripts planned for submission must adhere to the official template here:






Articles should be from 6,000 to 10,000 words (inclusive of tables, figures, references, and supplementary materials).  Book reviews should be no more than 2,000 words.




Titles and section headings should be clear and brief.




An abstract of up to 150 words is required. A maximum of five keywords should be written below the abstract.




Articles should be word-processed (in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman font 12 points), and double-spaced throughout. Margins on all sides should be from 1 in. to 1.25 in.


Language and spelling


Articles should be in English. Quotations of text extracts in other languages should be translated. UK or US spellings may be used, but usage must be consistent throughout.




In citing sources in text and on the list of references, the style guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition), should be followed.


Tables and figures


Tables and figures should be numbered and have short descriptive titles.  Camera-ready artwork should be supplied for all figures and images. Gray-scale or line art images are acceptable. Color images will not be printed.




Short quotations in the text itself should be marked as such with "double quotation marks".  Lengthy quotations (over five lines or 50 words) should be indented in the text without quotation marks.


Submission instructions


To be considered for possible publication in the incoming issue of the journal, manuscripts should be submitted on or before the aforementioned date. Those submitted beyond this deadline will be considered for the next issue. All contributions should be in MS Word format (.docx) through our online form. 





STEP 1: Submit your manuscript details here:






STEP 2: Wait for an automated email from PJL. (within 24 hours)

STEP 3: Wait for an email from the PJL editor(s). (within 7 to 21 working days)


Thank you!