Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Society and Technology (JST) is a peer-reviewed publication of Biliran Province State University (BiPSU), Naval, Biliran, Philippines about original research papers and review articles that address issues and concerns in society and technology. Articles related to society cover education, human resource management, health and safety, business and entrepreneurship, risk management, and research findings related to the interaction of human and the environment. The journal also welcomes articles related to agriculture, food technologly, engineering, information and communication technology, and innovations in other fields.

Section Policies


  • Unchecked Open Submissions
  • Unchecked Indexed
  • Unchecked Peer Reviewed


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The JST adopts the double-blind review process wherein the reviewer and the author do not know each other's identity. The Board ensures that the referees are qualified, can perform impartial review, and have expertise on the field of the paper under review. Two referees are invited for each research paper. Once a referee accepts the invitation as peer reviewer, it is understood that the paper will be kept confidential and will not be shared with the referee's colleagues. Within a specified time frame (not more than 4 weeks), the referees provide feedback through the online journal system of the publication. The Board then evaluates the referees' comments before notifying the decision or referees' comments back to the authors.

A paper is accepted when it is favorably endorsed for publication by two referees, the instructions for revision are substantially complied, and the manuscript passes grammarly and plagiarism detection test with a score of at least 80% for originality. Otherwise, the manuscript is rejected. If the referees disagree substantially about the quality of work (or the Board receives a very positive and very negative review for the same paper), the Board will scout for another referee to break the tie. In this case, the author/s will shoulder the refereeing fee of P2000 ($50 USD) and will be collected prior to the third review.

Authors are advised to use licensed software for plagiarism detection. In addition, authors are advised to perform spelling and grammar checks prior to paper submission.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...