In line with the objective of the DLSU B&E Review, priority shall be given to the following:
• Theoretical research: Studies that explore or test theoretical issues and provide additional insights on the issues.
• Empirical research: Studies that re-examine important empirical work using alternative theoretical or empirical frameworks, or a different data set. These studies often involve experimental designs and multivariate techniques that examine relationships among variables.
• Methodological research: Studies that present new approaches in analyzing data or addressing research problems.
• Review articles: Surveys that review and critically evaluate the literature. A review article must go beyond summarizing previous research. It must provide a critical and integrative evaluation of prior research, develop a conceptual framework to explain contradictory findings and suggest directions for further research.
The DLSU B&E Review also encourages and welcomes papers that use an interdisciplinary approach (e.g., law and economics) in analyzing issues as well as those that use multiple research methods to support hypotheses.
In addition to the above types of articles, the DLSU B&E Review also welcomes critiques, short notes, or comments on previously published articles and consequently, rejoinders from the authors of these articles. Short articles which are not “full-blown” research papers, but whose content adds new insights into or knowledge to their respective fields will be considered. These short articles and comments shall be included under a separate section called “Research Notes.”
Reviews of new books (published no more than one year prior to the review date) will also be considered. The review of a second or a revised edition is discouraged, unless the revisions are substantial. Reviews of textbooks will not be considered. A separate section called “Book Reviews” will be added to the journal issue when necessary.