Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an academic institution or research organization with an existing journal that meets the basic requirements, please contact us at so we can help you!

  • Journal with at least one (1) volume or issue with minimum of five (5) articles
  • Peer-reviewed content
  • ISSN Print and Online ready
  • Content available in editable PDF format

Both ISSN and EISSN are standard international codes that identify any serial publication. These are independent of their country of publication, language or alphabet, frequency, and medium of publication.

The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) applies specifically to print publications. On the other hand, the EISSN (Electronic International Standard Serial Number, also known as "ISSN Online") applies to electronic or digital media. It is a different code and allows libraries and databases around the world to facilitate the indexing and cataloging of journals.

Yes. We will, however, ask you to obtain an EISSN from the National Library of the Philippines upon signing the agreement. We will just update your journal details once you obtain your EISSN.

The National Library of the Philippines is an ISSN National Center and can assist you in processing the ISSN request for your publication. To submit a request via the National Library, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to
    Note: In case the link doesn't redirect you to the page on how to get ISSN, please click ISSN > Services > ISSN to find the detailed instructions
  2. Follow the instructions, ensuring that you have the complete information for the ISSN (print, online, or both) that you're requesting.
  3. Once completed, please go to to verify with the ISSN International Center that the ISSN has been registered and is searchable. Please note that the transmission to the ISSN International Center might take some time.

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

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

Yes, we can include them in PEJ.

Yes, we accept journals that have ceased publication.

No, PEJ only hosts research papers that are already included in journals published by higher education institutions and professional organizations.

For graduate thesis or dissertation: If you would like to make your graduate thesis or dissertation available online, you can check the Philippine Thesis and Dissertations ( ) site for more information.

For individual researchers: You can check out the available "Call for Papers" or you can reach out to the publishing contributors of PEJ to submit your paper. In case you need help with this, please feel free to email us at

These indexing databases consider the following criteria for the selection of journals:

  • Timeliness of publication
  • Good citation records
  • International diversity of authors

PEJ can help you meet these criteria by:

  • Providing you with a cost-effective way to publish and deliver your journal to international readers. This reduces your concerns about production and delivery and, in turn, assists you in maintaining the timely publication of your journal.
  • Exposing your journal articles to global researchers so 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.

Contributors can view the usage reports for their titles on the Administrator Site. If you don't have your login credentials for these yet, please contact the Philippine E-Journals team at