About the Journal

The Review of Socio-Economic Research and Development Studies (ReSERDS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, and applied multidisciplinary journal that publishes scientific articles and contemporary research findings of high scholarly merit in socio-economics and development studies in the Philippines, particularly in the Visayas region. It welcomes submissions and draws relevant experiences from other countries. It accepts theoretical, empirical or qualitative papers on a wide range of topics employing appropriate approaches.  ReSERDS aims to serve as an integrating platform for researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, educators, students and other relevant stakeholders who are interested in socio-economics and development studies. ReSERDS is an open-access journal and aims to disseminate scholarly works facilitating international and local dialogues on practical approaches to address socio-economic and development issues. We are advocating for free exchange of scholarly information and ideas devoted to the advancement of societal welfare. We are committed to the highest ethical standards of research and publication.

ReSERDS accepts two kinds of submissions: (i) original research articles and (ii) research briefs. Research articles are longer and contain more technical information while research briefs are relatively shorter and have less technical information but contain substantive information intended for decision-makers, managers, or policymakers.

The scope of this journal is open to contributions from all fields in economics and applied social sciences. The subject areas include but, are not limited to the following fields:

Agricultural Economics
Behavioral Economics
Business Management
Climate Change
Development Economics
Disaster Risk Management
Development Studies
Energy Policy
Ecological Economics
Education Research
Finance and Marketing
Food Security and Nutrition
Gender Studies
Land Management
Natural Resource Management
Peace and International Relations
Policy Studies
Rural and Urban Studies
Tourism and Hospitality Management

ReSERDS is fairly open to diverse approaches, analyses, conclusions and recommendations as long as they are judged to be rigorous and scientifically sound by our reviewers and editorial board.  ReSERDS uses a double-blind review process in evaluating the scientific merit of manuscripts submitted for publication. ReSERDS welcomes submissions from natural sciences and other related disciplines who highlights socio-economic concerns in their research findings that are deemed to be important contributors to the general welfare of the society.

ReSERDS is jointly published by the Visayas Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Center (ViSERDAC) and Department of Economics (DOE), College of Management and Economics, Visayas State University, Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines. This is published every December of each year.

Fees & Charges

ReSERDS does not charge submission fees, article processing charges and any other editorial processing charges.

Publication of research articles in ReSERDS is free of charge.

Copyright, License & Open Access Policy

The Review of Socio-Economic Research and Development Studies (ReSERDS) is committed to providing free access to scholarly works. Authors retain the copyright of their published articles. Authors are advised to check with their funder about the copyright requirements of public-funded projects.

ReSERDS is an OPEN ACCESS journal that conforms to the definition of Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). All articles published in ReSERDS are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license allows users to copy, print, download, link to full texts and redistribute the published article in any medium or format, including commercial use, provided that the original authors and ReSERDS are appropriately credited and cited.

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