The Journal of Management and Development Studies (JMDS) is an annual, online, open access, peer-reviewed journal in English that covers original researches in broad areas of disciplines, including Environment and Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, Land Valuation, Health Sciences, Public Management, Research and Development Management, Social Work and Entrepreneurship. JMDS is also the official scientific online journal of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies  (FMDS) of the UP Open University (UPOU). It started as the FMDS Research Bulletin, which was launched in 2012.


JMDS also publishes notes and reviews on relevant and timely subjects on management and development. The Journal of Management and Development Studies aims to cater to global or international readership, thus the broad composition of its Board of Editors and Reviewers. One volume a year may be published but supplements may be issued anytime as necessary.


Submission Guidelines for Authors

The objective of the Journal of Management and Development Studies is to circulate worldwide the original researches and new scientific information on management, development, environment, agriculture, health sciences, ASEAN studies, land valuation, social work, and entrepreneurship. Papers should also reflect how the 17 SDGs were addressed by the paper and how ODeL was incorporated or integrated into the study.  


Manuscript Template and Format

Authors may submit their manuscripts online using these templates:


Manuscript topics should relate to management and development, including the broad disciplines specified above. The manuscript can be classified as either Research Article or Notes/Reviews. The article, including tables, figures and references should be between 4,000 to 7,000 words. It should not exceed 7,000 words. Submissions that far exceed this limit will not be considered for review. Tables, figures and photos are highly encouraged, but they should be placed within the text, and not at the end. References should follow the APA format.


Manuscript Submission

To submit an article to the JMDS, authors must accomplish this form: JMDS Article Submission Form.


For more information about the journal, visit their website: https://jmds.upou.edu.ph/. You can also send an email to [email protected]