Kritike, the official research journal maintained and published by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Santo Tomas, is now indexed in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature launched by Elsevier in 2004.
Currently on its eleventh year, Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy is now considered to be one of the leading research journals in the country, recognized by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) in the Journal Incentive Program (JIP) under the Journal Challenge Category. It is also listed and indexed in the following: The Philosopher’s Index; Humanities International Complete (EBSCO); Humanities International Index (EBSCO); International Directory of Philosophy; Modern Language Association Directory of Periodicals; Directory of Open Access Journals; Philpapers: Philosophical Research Online; and Google Scholar.
In 2017, Kritike was also indexed in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection, one of the leading scientific citation indexing services formerly maintained by the Institute of Science of Scientific Information (ISI), and now managed by Clarivate Analytics.
In the spirit of democratization of knowledge, Kritike is classified under the “Platinum“ open access category, which means that authors in Kritike are not required to pay a fee to publish their articles and readers may fully access new and archived issues online without a subscription fee. Save for copy-editing fees and website management, Kritike has been staffed by volunteers since its inception. Though the grant provided by CHEd, Kritike has been furthering its public engagement from organizing free conferences, to the establishment of a new journal subsection where alternative media—which consist of various recorded talks, lectures, and podcast—from various fora are streamed.
Starting June 2018, Kritike now joins the list of some twenty-eight Philippines journals (managed by private HEls, SUCs, government agencies, and professional organizations) indexed under Scopus.