Sinaya: A Philippine Journal for Senior High School Teachers and Students

Publication Ethics Statement

SINAYA is committed to meet the highest ethical standards in academic research and publication. The journal follows these principles to guide its publication process and standards: 


Responsibilities of the Author. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer). They are expected to prepare their manuscripts for a blind review. They must ensure that the work being submitted is original and is not plagiarized. The sources that the authors shall use are supposed to be properly cited. By submitting an article or a manuscript to SINAYA, the authors should not have the article or manuscript under review by any other journal or publication. Should the authors wish to withdraw the submission, they may inform the editors of SINAYA that the article or manuscript is being withdrawn. Should the article or manuscript be in review in another journal or publication, SINAYA will discontinue any review or publication process currently engaged in the submission.  


Responsibilities of the Blind Reviewers. The blind reviewers nominated by SINAYA’s Editorial Board are experts and practitioners in their field of specialization. The reviewers assist the Editorial Board’s decision to accept, revise, resubmit, or reject the articles or manuscripts that are submitted to SINAYA. The reviewers should keep the review process of the submissions confidential during the entire review process. The reviewer must inform the Editorial Board whenever a legal violation is committed by the author of the submission. The reviewer must review the manuscript based solely on its academic merit and shall not be prejudiced behind its political views, gender, sexuality, or religious orientation.


Responsibilities of the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is responsible for preparing the manuscripts for blind peer-review as well as implementing the decision to accept or reject a manuscript based on the recommendations of the reviewers. The Editorial Board is responsible for communicating the status of the submission to the author. The Editorial Board may choose to reject a paper that violates legal provisions on libel, copyrights, and originality (i.e. plagiarism). All information regarding a manuscript under review must remain confidential until it is finally accepted for publication. While authors and contributors may have certain views that they might want to advance in their publication, SINAYA’s Editorial Board does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles  published in the journal. SINAYA does not have any fees or charges levied upon the contributors and authors that wish to publish with the journal. There will be no processing fee, publication fee, or any fees involved in the process and phases of the journal’s publication. The journal is free for everyone to access.


Rights for Authors and Animo Repository

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Animo Repository all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal-use exceptions described below.


Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Animo Repository, requires credit to Animo Repository as copyright holder (e.g., Animo Repository © 2023).


Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Animo Repository provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment; and,
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.


People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.


General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Animo Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the Animo Repository service or software in any way.


The failure of Animo Repository to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Animo Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.