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History of the Journal

The Journal of Management and Development Studies (JMDS) is the official scientific online journal of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the UP Open University (UPOU). It started as the FMDS Research Bulletin, which was launched in 2012.

The Journal

It is a bi-annual, online, open access, peer-reviewed journal in English that covers original researches in broad areas of disciplines, including Environment and Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, Land Valuation, Health Sciences, ASEAN studies, Public Management, Research and Development Management, Social Work, and Entrepreneurship.

It also publishes notes and reviews on relevant and timely subjects on management and development. The Journal of Management and Development Studies aims to cater to global or international readership, thus the broad composition of its Board of Editors and Reviewers. Two volumes a year may be published but supplements may be issued anytime as necessary.

The objective of the journal is to circulate worldwide the original researches and new scientific information on management, development, environment, agriculture, health sciences, ASEAN studies, land valuation, social work, and entrepreneurship. Papers should also reflect how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were addressed by the manuscript and how Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) was incorporated or integrated into the study.