Review Process

An author accepts the responsibility of preparing the research paper for evaluation by independent reviewers. The responsibility includes subjecting the manuscript to evaluation by peers and revising it prior to submission. The review process is not to be used as a means of obtaining feedback at early stages of developing the research paper. Reviewers and editors are responsible for providing constructive and prompt evaluation of submitted research papers based on the significance of their contribution and on the rigors of analysis and presentation.

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The Editors review all submitted manuscripts initially from the Research Advisers of Maritime Students from LPU-Batangas. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, or absence of importance of message are rejected. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. The journal will not return the unaccepted manuscripts. Other manuscripts are sent to two or more expert reviewers following the double-blind review process. Each manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. Within a period of 2 to 3 weeks, the students/contributors¬†will be informed about the reviewers’ comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript. Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs will be sent to the first contributor, which has to be returned within three days. Correction received after that period may not be included.


Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists. By submitting the manuscript, it is believed that the author(s) will be responsible of any disputed content in the respective paper/article and author(s) provide formal consent to APJME/publisher and transfer of copyright. The Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Peer-reviewers and Editorial Board Members of the journal cannot be held responsible for any errors, controversies or any consequences from the use of information contained in the journal. It is also be accepted by the manuscript submitted that he/she shall never challenge the Editors/Publisher in any court of law for any issue. The concepts and views expressed in the research papers/articles in the journal do not essentially correspond to the views of the publisher/editor. The publisher/editor of the journal is not liable for errors or any consequences arising from the exercise of information contained in it.