Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines
P-ISSN: 2672-2984 | E-ISSN: 2672-2992

Author Guidelines

Published by Asian Journals Publishing

The Southeast Asian Journal of Science and Technology (SAJST) is dedicated to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed articles that contribute significant research findings and innovative solutions in the fields of science and technology. The journal aims to foster scientific exchange and cooperation among researchers in Southeast Asia and globally. We encourage authors to read the Aims and Scope of the journal before submitting a manuscript. The authors should submit only papers that have been carefully proofread and polished. Before submission please make sure that your paper is prepared using the article template following the IMRAD format and copyright form. This will ensure fast processing and publication. Acceptance or rejection notification will be sent to all authors.

The SAJST invites contributions in the following categories:

  • Empirical Research Articles. Empirical research articles should present original research findings supported by collected data. Articles should detail the research question, methodology, data analysis, results, and implications of the findings. Submissions should contribute new insights or experimental results to the field of study.
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. Systematic reviews should synthesize existing research on a specific scientific question, using explicit and systematic methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research. Meta-analyses, which statistically combine results from multiple studies, should follow rigorous standards for data collection and evaluation, providing comprehensive insights into the subject matter.
  • Case Studies with Practical Implications. Case studies should offer an in-depth analysis of a single case or series of cases, highlighting innovative solutions, technological implementations, or unique phenomena within the science and technology sectors. Submissions should emphasize practical implications, lessons learned, and potential applications for broader contexts.
  • Theoretical and Methodological Innovations. Articles under this category should contribute to the development or understanding of scientific theories and methodologies. Submissions may propose new theoretical frameworks, model developments, or innovative approaches to research design and execution. Emphasis should be placed on the potential impact on future research and practice.


Submitted papers MUST be written in English, not exceeding 10 pages of the journal format. During the indexing process, the authors’ names as given in the final manuscript will be considered. Researchers must submit the manuscript via the journal management system.

Peer review

The Southeast Asian Journal of Science and Technology (SAJST) is committed to upholding the highest standards of peer review. Our peer review process is essential in ensuring the quality, relevance, and impact of the research we publish in the fields of Social Science, Business, Information Technology, and other interdisciplinary areas. This statement outlines our peer review policies and practices to maintain transparency, integrity, and fairness in our publication process.

Purpose of Peer Review
The peer review process at SAJST aims to:

  • Assess the novelty, significance, and relevance of submitted manuscripts within the scope of Southeast Asian contexts and beyond.
  • Ensure the scientific rigor, methodology, and ethical standards are upheld.
  • Provide constructive feedback to authors to enhance the quality of their research.
  • Assist the editorial team in making informed decisions regarding the publication of submissions.
  • SAJST employs a double-blind peer review process, where both the reviewers and the authors remain anonymous throughout the review period. This approach promotes unbiased feedback and fairness in the evaluation of manuscripts.

Selection of Reviewers

Reviewers are selected based on their expertise, reputation, and previous experience in the relevant subject area. The SAJST editorial team ensures that selected reviewers have no conflicts of interest with the submitted manuscripts. We aim to choose reviewers who can provide valuable insights and constructive critiques to contribute to the enhancement of the submitted work.


Authors who feel they have grounds to appeal a rejection decision should send a rebuttal letter to the editorial office, detailing the reasons for the appeal.  Rebuttals will be considered by the Editor-in-Chief, often in consultation with the Editorial Board Member who handled the paper.  Decisions on appeals are final.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission Checklist

  • Manuscript complies with word count limits: Research articles do not exceed 5000 words, with a minimum of 3000 words for each article.
  • Manuscript formatted according to SAJST guidelines: Includes all required sections (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, References).
  • Abstract prepared: Concise summary of the study, not exceeding 250 words, clearly outlining the purpose, methodology, results, and implications of the research.
  • Keywords identified: 5 to 7 keywords that reflect the core themes of the manuscript.
  • Tables and Figures Embedded: All tables and figures are placed within the text at appropriate points, with captions and high-resolution images provided.
  • References formatted: All references follow APA (7th edition) style, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Supplementary material prepared (if applicable): Any additional files to be submitted alongside the manuscript are ready.

Ethics and Compliance

  • Ethical approval stated (if applicable): Research involving human subjects or animals includes a statement of ethical approval.
  • Conflict of interest disclosed: Any potential conflicts of interest are clearly stated in the manuscript.
  • Originality confirmed: The manuscript is an original work, not previously published or under consideration elsewhere. The author may opt to check for plagiarism before submission.

Submission Documents

  • Cover letter prepared: Includes an introduction to your work, its significance, and why it is a good fit for SAJST. Mention any potential conflicts of interest and confirm adherence to ethical standards.
  • Authorship confirmed: All authors have agreed to the submission and are listed with their full names, affiliations, and contact details.
  • Open access agreement understood: Authors are familiar with SAJST’s open access policy and the associated Article Processing Charge (APC).

Online Submission

  • Registration on the submission portal completed: If not previously registered, you have created an account on the SAJST submission platform.
  • Manuscript files uploaded: All components of the manuscript (main document, figures, supplementary materials) are uploaded according to the submission system’s instructions.
  • Submission form completed: All required fields in the online submission form have been accurately filled out, including author details, manuscript type, and abstract.

Manuscripts Contents

Title Page

  • Title: Concise and informative, reflecting the study’s main findings or themes.
  • Authors: Full names of all contributors, with the corresponding author indicated.
  • Affiliations: Institutional affiliations for each author, linked to author names with superscript numbers if necessary.
  • Corresponding Author Contact Information: Email address and phone number for the corresponding author.


  • A succinct summary of the manuscript, typically no more than 250 words, covering the main objective, methods, results, and conclusions of the study.
  • Keywords: 5 to 7 keywords that reflect the manuscript’s content, to aid in indexing and search.


  • Background information that sets the context for the research.
  • A clear statement of the research problem or question.
  • An overview of the study’s objectives or hypotheses.

Materials and Methods

  • Detailed description of the experimental design, materials used, and procedures followed.
  • Information on the statistical methods and analysis techniques.
  • For studies involving human or animal subjects, a statement on ethics approval and consent.


  • Presentation of the data collected during the study, usually accompanied by tables, figures, and statistical analysis.
  • Description of findings without interpretation or bias.


  • Interpretation of the results, including how they address the research question or hypotheses.
  • Comparison with relevant findings from other studies.
  • Discussion of the implications for future research or practical applications.
  • Limitations of the study.

Conclusions (and Recommendations)

  • Summary of the main findings and their importance.
  • Recommendations for future research or practice based on the study’s outcomes.


  • Recognition of individuals, organizations, or funding bodies that contributed to the study but are not listed as authors.


  • List of all works cited in the manuscript, formatted according to the journal’s style (APA 7th Edition).

Tables and Figures

  • Tables and figures should be integrated into the manuscript.
  • Each table and figure should have a descriptive title and be cited in the text.

Supplementary Materials (if applicable)

  • Additional data or materials that support the manuscript’s findings but are not essential for its main message.
  • Examples include raw data, detailed methodologies, additional figures or tables, or multimedia files.

Preprint repositories

A preprint is a version of the article before submission to the journal for peer review and has not been copyedited or typesetted. SAJST allows the deposition of preprints to recognized repositories, such as SSRN, provided that SAJST is informed of this at the time of submission and it does not infringe any subsequent copyright or license agreement.
Upon the final publication, authors may add a link from the preprint to the published article (a version of the record).

License and Copyright

Articles are considered on the understanding that, if they are accepted for publication, the entire copyright shall pass to the journal. The corresponding author is requested to digitally sign a copyright transfer agreement to this effect.

Updated: January 21, 2024