Information for Authors

Plaridel is a refereed biannual journal published by the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC). Articles may focus on any aspect of communication and media. Review of a book, film, website, TV, or radio program may also be submitted.

All articles should have a high degree of scholarship. They will have to be approved by the assigned issue editor and by selected referees for publication.

All manuscripts should be written with proper citations using the American Psychological Association (APA) style. Articles must have a minimum of 5,000 words and must not exceed 10,000 words, while reviews must have at least 1,500 but not more than 5,000 words. They should be submitted in either English or Filipino.

In addition, articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 100 to 150 words. Abstracts for contributions written in Filipino must be written in English and be not more than 200 words in length. Also, the abstract should be accompanied by 5 keywords.

Submissions may be submitted online at <> or e-mailed to the Editor-in-Chief at <>. The manuscript should be in MS Word format without any identifying information such as author(s) name and institutional affiliations. Authors should also submit a separate title page with the manuscript title and biosketch. The biosketch includes the author’s latest educational attainment, a short description of current work or affiliation and an email address. Below are some examples:

JUAN DELA CRUZ is a film/literary scholar and an Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI). He is currently the director of the Office of Research and Publication of the College of Mass Communication (corresponding author:

JUAN DELA CRUZ obtained his degree in Film and Audio Visual Communication (cum laude) from UP Diliman in 2009 and is now in the university’s MA Araling Pilipino program. He is a freelance writer, production manager, and assistant director for film and television (corresponding author:

Authors submitting manuscripts should not simultaneously submit them to another publication. Manuscripts should not have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors are responsible for gaining permission for including any copyrighted material that needs permission, including quotations of more than 300 words.

Plaridel does not collect any submission, processing, or publication fees.

For further information, call (02) 9206864 or UP trunkline 981-8500 loc. 2668 or email Prof. Patrick F. Campos (Plaridel Journal Managing Editor) at <>.