One priority of the Center is to offer support for original research across a range of interdisciplinary themes. The Center regularly publishes research findings in a variety of forms: edited books, peer-reviewed journal, monographs, conference proceedings, and research reports. These publications contain the findings of different research projects undertaken by the TWSC staff, but are also more generally linked to the main areas of research activity present within the Center.
Kasarinlan is an internationally refereed journal published twice a year by the Third World Studies Center, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman. It provides a forum for critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Philippines and the Third World with special reference to political economy.
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Memorandum Order 9, s. 2010 accredits Kasarinlan as a Category A-2 (very good to excellent) research journal for 2009-2012. As per CHED Memorandum 13, 2009, the accreditation means that for faculty members of "state universities and colleges evaluated under NBC No. 461, publication in the journal is credited as an international level publication."
In 2017, the journal received a journal incubation grant from CHED. The journal incubation grant is under the CHED's Journal Incentive Program that supports "initiatives of Philippine HEIs/scholarly and scientific organizations to improve the quality as well as boost the global prestige of Philippine journals based on current international standards of scientific and scholarly publishing" (CHED Memorandum Order No. 53, series of 2016). Specifically, the grant is given to "promising Philippine journals towards the path to meet the minimum generally accepted standards for Scopus/WoS-indexability."
Other Third World Studies Center Publications
For more information about the Publications Program, please contact the coordinator.