Frequently Asked Questions

Our journals are not yet indexed in Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI), Scopus or categorized by the CHED Journal Accreditation Systems (JAS). Can we still have them included in PEJ?

Yes, we can include them in PEJ.


Our journals are not peer-reviewed. Can you still accept them in PEJ?

Yes, we accept both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals.


Our journal has ceased publication but we have back issues that we wish to be put online. Can we still put them in accepted in PEJ?

Yes, we accept even journals that ceased publication.


Does PEJ accept research papers not part of a journal? Theses? Dissertations? Case Studies? Reports? Research Monographs? Policy Papers?

No. PEJ only publishes research papers already included in journals published by higher education institutions and professional organizations. Nevertheless, it is in the company’s roadmap to make theses and dissertations also available online in a similar platform.


What other avenues do you currently have for individual researchers who wish to have their researches published in PEJ?

If a researcher finds a journal on the PEJ site that fits his/her field of study and if he/she is interested to have his/her research published on that journal, we can help him/her by forwarding the intention to submit his/her paper to the journal editor/publisher. The PEJ team is currently working on making available on the site the editorial policies and/or submission guidelines of all the journals online.


How can having our journal in PEJ help us get indexed in Thomson Reuters (ISI) or get CHED accreditation?

Both Thomson Reuters and the CHED Journal Accreditation System (JAS) consider timeliness of publication as one of the essential criterion for selection of journals for indexing and accreditation, respectively. In addition, Thomson requires new journals applying to their database to have good citation records. International diversity of authors is also a plus factor for considering international journals. CHED JAS, on the other hand, automatically accredits any journal that is indexed in Thomson Reuters as “category A” (international) level. PEJ can help you meet these criteria of Thomson Reuters (ISI) and CHED JAS by:

  • Providing you a cost-effective way to publish and deliver your journal to international readers. This reduces your concerns on production and delivery that in turn assists you in maintaining the timely publication of your journal
  • Exposing your journal articles to global researchers where they can be cited in international journals.
  • Giving you the opportunity to gain online article submissions from global researchers that may contribute to the diversity of authors in your journal.

Do you edit or layout the journals that we submit to PEJ?

No. We do not have the responsibility nor the capacity to edit or layout the journals. The journals must be submitted to us in its final layout in PDF.


We only have hard copies of our journals. Do you scan hard copies of the journals that we want to submit to PEJ?

No. We do not have the capacity to scan hard copies of the journals. They must be submitted to us in soft copy in PDF format.


How fast can you have our journals uploaded on the site?

We prioritize current issues and new titles that are sent to us. If there are no problems with the files, we can have them uploaded as soon as possible. For back issues, we queue their uploading according to the order we receive them.


What is the ISSN/EISSN?

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)


These are standard international codes that identify any serial publication independent of its country of publication, language or alphabet, and frequency and medium of publication. The ISSN applies to print publications while the EISSN applies to electronic or digital media. EISSN is the international term, but in the Philippines, the term used is “ISSN (Online).”


Our journal does not have an ISSN/ISSN (Online) yet. Can we still have it uploaded in PEJ?

Yes. We will however ask you to obtain an ISSN (Online) from the National Library upon signing of the ELPA. We will just update your journal details once you obtain your ISSN (Online).


We have an existing ISSN for the print version of our journal. Do we still need to get an ISSN (Online)?

Yes. The ISSN (Online) is a different code assigned from the print ISSN. It allows libraries and databases around the world to facilitate the indexing and cataloguing of your journals.


How do we get an ISSN/ISSN (Online)?

Simply submit the following to the ISSN Registration Services Office at the National Library:

  1. Providing you a cost-effective way to publish and deliver your journal to international readers. This reduces your concerns on production and delivery that in turn assists you in maintaining the timely publication of your journal
  2. Exposing your journal articles to global researchers where they can be cited in international journals.
  3. Giving you the opportunity to gain online article submissions from global researchers that may contribute to the diversity of authors in your journal.

The National Library will mail/email you the ISSN (online). For more information you may visit the National Library website at: http://web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp/