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Author Guidelines

Iwag Journal is a peer-reviewed open-access journal of the Caraga State University, Butuan City. It publishes original and applied research studies. It especially welcomes researches related to Caraga, its people and social practices, contributing to the body of knowledge in the region's education, humanities, and social sciences through research publications. This does not mean, however, that the Journal will limit its scope to Caraga context. Studies on any aspect related to the thrusts of the Journal are welcome. As such, it welcomes articles that are related but not limited to the following areas of research:

• Educational programs and policies
• Assessment and evaluation
• Peace education and development
• Inclusive education
• Health education
• Community-driven development, and
• Indigenous knowledge systems and practices

To be considered for possible publication in the incoming issue of the Journal for the year, manuscripts should be submitted on or before May of that year. Those submitted beyond this deadline will be considered for the next volume of the following year. In any cases, the Journal may announce call for papers for its special issue highlighting topics centered on the theme agreed by the Editorial Board.

• STEP 1: Make sure that your manuscript follows the Information for Authors.

• STEP 2: Submit your manuscript and manuscript details to

• STEP 3: Wait for an email from Iwag Journal acknowledging receipt of the manuscript (within 24 hours to 7 working days).

• STEP 4: Wait for an email from the Iwag Journal editor(s) for the updates of your manuscripts (within 7 to 21 working days).


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The manuscript submitted has not been previously published, nor submitted to another journal for review.
  2. The submission file follows the Information for Authors as outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  3. Before submission to the Journal, the Editorial Policy as to Peer Review Process has been read and understood.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Copyright Notice

The Iwag Journal is an open-access journal. The copyright of a manuscript published by the journal remains with its author/s. The author/s may republish his or her work upon the condition that Iwag Journal is acknowledged as the original publisher.

Iwag Journal and the Caraga State University do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles published.


The content of any manuscript may be reproduced without the author/s’ permission in part or in its entirety provided it is distributed and made available to readers for free, without service charges or any other fees. The author/s further stipulates that the editors, individual writers, and the like all be credited for their work.


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