Guide to Authors

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

The Journal of Management and Development Studies is an 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. One volume a year may be published but supplements may be issued anytime as necessary.

Submission of Manuscripts

The objective of the Journal of Management and Development Studies 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 SDGs were addressed by the paper and how ODeL was incorporated or integrated into the study.  Authors may submit their manuscripts online using these templates:

Manuscript topics should relate to management and development, including the broad disciplines specified above. The manuscript can be classified as either Research Article or Notes/Reviews. The article, including tables, figures and references should be between 4,000 to 7,000 words. It should not exceed 7,000 words. Submissions that far exceed this limit will not be considered for review. Tables, figures and photos are highly encouraged, but they should be placed within the text, and not at the end. References should follow the APA format.

Copyright Notice

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The copyright of all content published in the JMDS is retained by the author(s). However, all JMDS content is licensed under the Creative Commons license, with the following conditions: Content may be re-used, reprinted, or translated as long as it is attributed to the author(s) and to JMDS. For more information and examples on how to cite and use this JMDS Creative Commons license, visit:

This copyright agreement and license makes certain, among other things, that an article published in the journal will be widely circulated and can be included in any scientific and/or scholarly archive.

Creation of Your ORCID NO. 

Create a gmail address using your full name (ex. since we will use this to send your journal file. Most servers of webmails reject large files. Use your gmail address to create your ORCID No. from, which marks your entry into a global database of peer-reviewed online, cross-referenced, ISO Certified researches. 

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