The Journal of Nature Studies, the official primary and scientific publication of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc. (PSSN), is an annual, ONLINE, open access, peer-reviewed journal in English that publishes reports of original research in the natural and applied sciences (biology and its allied fields including studies on social sciences as related to nature and the environment). It also publishes notes and reviews on relevant and timely subjects on nature. The Journal of Nature Studies aims to cater to global or international readership thus the abroad composition of its Board of Editors/Reviewers. Two issues a year comprise a volume. Supplements may be issued anytime as necessary.
Manuscripts should not be considered for publication elsewhere once submitted to the journal.
A consensus of at least two reviewers is needed for approval to publish. The decision of the Board of Editors and Reviewers to accept or reject a manuscript is final.
Very minimal manuscript processing fees of limited amount are required of authors to subsidize limited funds of the PSSN. Rates will be indicated and provided to the submitting author once a manuscript is accepted for publication. Since this is an online journal, there will be no printed copies that will be provided to the authors.
The following format is suggested: Title, Author/s, Position and Institutional Address including telephone numbers or email, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology or Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion), Summary, Conclusion, and Recommendations (if necessary), Acknowledgment, Statement of Authorship and References,. Here is the template for submission: Full Paper Template / Abstract Template.
Author/s citation in the text must be by family name and year (e.g. Demayo 2007 or Demayo and Torres (2007) for two authors and when more than two authors, Demayo et al 2007). In the list of references, authors must be arranged alphabetically.
Tables, illustrations, and figures/photos must be numbered consecutively and inserted in the appropriate page. Titles of tables and captions of figures, must be self-explanatory, specific, and must be understood independently of the text, clear, and camera-ready to fit in the journal size and format.
Check a recent copy of the journal for more details on format and style. Submit manuscript to the Editor by email.
Membership of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc (PSSN) is open to all students, professionals, and institutions whose interests include the various aspects of nature and the environment. Contact any of the officers or Board of Trustees of PSSN for more information.