LCCB Development Education Journal of Multidisciplinary Research
Vol. 6 No. 1 June 2017
Editor in Chief
Genaro V. Japos, IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research
Members of the Board
- Anik Yuesti, Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar, Indonesia
- Tatik Suryani, STIE Perbanas Surabaya, Indonesia
- Rhoda B. Galangco, University of Baguio
- Joji D. Linaugo, Department of Education
- Carmen C. Menes, La Consolacion College Bacolod
Chief Executive Officer
Sister Gavina F. Barrera, PhD, OSA
Ismael A. Haguisan III
Sister Jeniffer de la Cruz, OSA
Quality Assurance Specialist
Bernadette T. Tupas
AIMS AND SCOPE
The Development Education Journal (DEJ) of Multidisciplinary Research is a peer-reviewed journal which aims to publish for widespread dissemination new discoveries in the various disciplines of knowledge. DEJ provides a venue for scholars to publish their research findings for advocacy and utilization.
The journal publishes articles that present research findings on various fields which can contribute to human wellbeing and development.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Stories of Peanut Entrepreneurs in San Carlos City, Philippines 1
Marie Nella Abacan | Gle riza Ba soy | Ella Joan Deslate | Jan Nicole Diaz | Cyvill Duran | Mariel Jezyle Verde | Theresa Jennifer Mendoza
Event Management: The Experiences of Organizer 30
Len Camille Baltazar | Aireen B. Gedorio
Museum Curators’: Their Attributes, Working Experiences and Expertise 63
Relyn Bayona | Sherbeth Mae Genit | Klarence Gruy | Wencel Lacson | Skyla Andrea Matti | Stefanie Monserte | Theresa Jennifer Mendoza | Ismael Haguisan III
The Role of Ecological Foundations in Promoting Ecotourism and the Challenges
Encountered in Negros Occidental, Philippines 89
Sheila Mei Butalid | DhanneJelle Castillo | Mary Rose Silla | Kritine Marie Tomaro | Sean HerkinsTumaob | Theresa Jennifer Mendoza
Guest’s Satisfaction: The Case of a Resort in Sipalay City, Philippines 126
Sunrays Jane Adolfo | Nicole Mae Celeste | Jan Vincent De Guia | Nina Erpe | Adelene Gepilano | Ismael Haguisan III
The Development Education Journal (DEJ) of Multidisciplinary Research is published by La Consolacion College Bacolod in the Philippines. DEJ is open to the community of scholars who wish to have their original research articles published in a peer-reviewed journal. The content of the journal covers an array of disciplines from education, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, technology and other fields which are contributory to human well being and societal development.
Publication Frequency. Regular issues are published twice a year (January and June). Special issues may be published separately in a particular year depending on the volume and field of discipline of articles received from contributors.
Contributions/Submissions. Manuscripts should be sent to the Research and Accreditation Office of La Consolacion College Bacolod. Submissions should be accompanied by a letter to the editor indicating that the submitted manuscript has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere. The Research and Accreditation Office of La Consolacion College Bacolod shall write the authors acknowledging the receipt of the manuscript submitted. However, this acknowledgment does not imply their acceptance for publication. If accepted (as decided by the editorial board), the author shall be informed that the manuscript shall undergo the double-blind review process. The efficiency and timeliness of the editorial review process are fully dependent upon the actions of the authors, editors, and reviewers.
Quality Assurance. The DEJ is ultimately responsible for editorial quality standards. 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.
Editors’ Responsibilities. Manuscripts are evaluated by the editors in consultation with peer referees. Authors may suggest potential reviewers. However, authors are not bound by these suggestions. Referees’ objective and comprehensive evaluation are sought with editorial guarantees of anonymity. Referees may, however, waive anonymity. Editors have responsibility for all final decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. Authors shall then be informed once a decision is reached to accept or reject the manuscript. On the condition that revisions shall be fully undertaken, manuscripts may be ‘accepted conditionally’. Rejection of the manuscript may be done outright or with the possibility of reconsideration after revision, which may entail another round of evaluations.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice. The Development Education Journal of Multidisciplinary Research is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All authors submitting their works to the Development Education Journal of Multidisciplinary Research for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner, the Development Education Journal of Multidisciplinary Research is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editor-in-Chief who is unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to any of such type of problems.
The Peer Review System
Type. The double-blind review process is adopted for the journal. The reviewer/s and the author/s do not know each other’s identity, that is, authors are not told who reviewed their paper and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. Peer reviewers are informed of the identity of the author after the manuscript is either accepted or rejected. After a decision is reached, a reviewer is free to contact authors privately about the manuscript.
Recruiting Referees. Reviewers are carefully chosen by the editorial board. Scholars or other experts in the field are requested to comprehensively and objectively review the manuscript . In some cases, the authors may suggest the referees’ names subject to the Editorial Board’s approval. The referees must have an excellent track record as researchers in the field as evidenced by research publication in refereed journals, research-related awards, and an experience in peer review. Referees are not selected from among the author’s close colleagues, students, or friends. Referees are to inform the editor of any conflict of interests that may arise. The Editorial Board often invites research author to name people whom they considered qualified to referee their work. The author’s input in selecting referees is solicited because academic writing typically is very specialized. The identities of the referees selected by the Editorial Board are kept unknown to research authors. However, the reviewer’s identity can be disclosed under some special circumstances.
Peer Review Process. The Editorial Board sends advance copies of an author’s work to experts in the field (known as “referees” or “reviewers”) through e-mail or a Web-based manuscript processing system. There are two or three referees for a given article. Two are experts of the topic of research and one is an expert in research and statistics who shall review the technical components of the research whenever applicable. These referees return to the board the evaluation of the work that indicates the observed weaknesses or problems along with suggestions for improvement. The board then evaluates the referees’ comments and notes opinion of the manuscript before passing the decision with the referees’ comments back to the author(s).
Guidelines for Reviewers. Reviewers must agree to review, read the assigned manuscript and submit their review or evaluation of the manuscripts. The reviewer shall submit to the managing editor the following: [a] a letter to the editor providing a brief description or summary of your opinion on the paper; [b] rating sheet and recommendation whether to accept, reject, or request revision of the manuscript; and, [c] comments for the author. At anytime, the reviewer may contact the Research and Accreditation Office of La Consolacion College Bacolod for clarification, request for an extension and other assistance needed during the review process.
Criteria for Acceptance and Rejection. A manuscript is accepted when (1) it is endorsed for publication by 2 or 3 referees, (2) the instructions of the reviewers are substantially complied; (3) ethical standards and protocols are complied for studies involving humans and animals; and (4) the manuscript passed the plagiarism detection test with a score of at least 80 for originality, otherwise the manuscript is rejected. The referees’ evaluations include an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript, chosen from options provided by the journal. Most recommendations are along the following lines:
- Unconditional acceptance
- Acceptance with revision based on the referee’s recommendations
- Rejection with invitation to resubmit upon major revision based on the referees’ and editorial board’s recommendations
- Outright rejection
In situations where the referees disagree substantially about the quality of an article, there are some strategies for reaching a decision. When the editor receives very positive and very negative reviews for the same manuscript, the board will solicit one or more additional reviews as a tie-breaker. In the case of ties, the editorial board may invite authors to reply to a referee’s criticisms and permit a compelling rebuttal to break the tie. If the editor does not feel confident to weigh the persuasiveness of a rebuttal, the board may solicit a response from the referee who made the original criticism. In rare instances, the board will convey communications back and forth between an author and a referee, in effect allowing them to debate on a point. Even in such a case, however, the board does not allow referees to confer with each other, and the goal of the process is explicitly not to reach a consensus or to convince anyone to change his/her opinions.
Comments. The Development Education Journal welcomes the submission of comments on previous articles. Comments on articles previously published in the journal will be reviewed by two reviewers, usually an author of the original article (to assist the editor in evaluating whether the submitted comment represents the prior article’s accuracy) and an independent reviewer. If a comment is accepted for publication, the original author will be invited to reply. All other editorial requirements, as enumerated above, apply to proposed comments.
Open access and copyright policy. The DEJ of Multidisciplinary Research is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
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The Development Education Journal (DEJ) of Multidisciplinary Research is published by La Consolacion College Bacolod in the Philippines. DEJ is open to the community of scholars who wish to have their original research articles in a peer-reviewed journal. The content of the journal covers an array of disciplines from education, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business, technology and other fields which are contributory to human wellbeing and societal development.
All papers undergo double-blind review. The Editorial Board makes the final decision on the acceptability of a manuscript after reviewing the compliance of the researcher to the instructions of the peer reviewers.
The editorial policy is published in this issue and can be accessed through the LCC Bacolod website www.lcc.edu.ph and www.ejournals.ph. Inquiries can be sent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LCCB Vision-Mission Statements
La Consolacion College shall be a leading catholic university committed to excellent life-long learning.
La Consolacion College commits to provide transformative education and to instill in all the members of the community of friends the passion for peace justice and integrity of creation.
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