Research Journals

Acta Manilana

The ACTA MANILANA is the official publication of the Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences of the University of Santo Tomas. It is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to cover research and development in all areas of the natural and applied sciences. It features research papers, short communications and review papers which have been peer-evaluated and recommended for publication. The journal is rated Category A-2 by the Commission on Higher Education.

Antoninus Journal

Asian Journal of English Language Studies

The Asian Journal of English Language Studies (AJELS) is the official journal of the Department of English of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the oldest university in Asia. It is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide current literature to those concerned with research in the realm of English language studies and English language teaching and learning, either as a second or a foreign language.

AJELS annually publishes articles primarily concerned with the following: (1) the theories that underpin English language acquisition, teaching, and learning; (2) the contentious issues relevant to the international and intranational use of English; and (3) the structure of English. Thus, the journal features empirical and descriptive studies marking significant academic and practical advances in the fields of theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, multilingualism, stylistics, language and the law, language education, and language policy.


Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy

Kritike (ISSN 1908-7330) is the official open-access (OA) journal of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. It is a Filipino, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and international journal of philosophy founded in 2007 by a group of UST graduates. The journal seeks to publish articles and book reviews by local and international authors across the whole range of philosophical topics, but with special emphasis on the following subject strands: Filipino Philosophy, Oriental Thought and East-West Comparative Philosophy, Continental European Philosophy, and Anglo-American Philosophy.

The journal primarily caters to works by professional philosophers and graduate students of philosophy, but welcomes contributions from other fields (literature, cultural studies, gender studies, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, economics, inter alia) with strong philosophical content.

The word “kritike” is Greek, from the verb “krinein,” which means to discern. Hence, kritike means the art of discerning or the art of critical analysis. Any form of philosophizing is, in one way or another, a “critique” of something. Being critical, therefore, is an attitude common to all philosophical traditions. Indeed, the meaning of philosophy is critique and to be philosophical is to be critical.

Kritike is a Category A-2 accredited journal by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines. It is likewise indexed in the following:

  • The Philosopher’s Index
  • Humanities International Complete
  • Humanities International Index
  • Thomson Reuters Web of Science
  • International Directory of Philosophy
  • Modern Language Association Directory of Periodicals
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Index Copernicus International
  • PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online
  • Google Scholar

Philippiniana Sacra

The Philippiniana Sacra is the official publication of the Ecclesiastical Faculties of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. It is published three times a year with an Ecclesiastical Approval.

Articles written in English, Spanish, Latin, and Filipino (with English translation) and focusing on Philosophy, Theology, and Canon Law are welcome. Submitted manuscripts are subjected to a qualitative assessment of the editorial board and double-blind review.

The Philippiniana Sacra is presently a Commission on Higher Education-recognized research journal, with Category A-2 rank.