Call For Papers: Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints

Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints is an internationally refereed journal that publishes scholarly articles and other materials on the history of the Philippines and its peoples, both in the homeland and overseas. It believes the past is illumined by historians as well as scholars from other disciplines; at the same time, it prefers ethnographic approaches to the history of the present. It welcomes works that are theoretically informed but not encumbered by jargon. It promotes a comparative and transnational sensibility, and seeks to engage scholars who may not be specialists on the Philippines. Founded in 1953 as Philippine Studies, the journal is published quarterly by the Ateneo de Manila University.

Preparation of Manuscripts

All manuscripts submitted to Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
should be original contributions and must not be under consideration for any other publication. However, translation into English of an article previously published in another language may be submitted for consideration, but the author is responsible for copyright permission.

Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced, including quotations, notes, and references. Adequate subheadings must be provided. Notes, tables, figures, and illustrations should be kept to a minimum. Sources for tables, figures, and illustrations must be given in full.

Notes, numbered sequentially, must be placed at the end of the text manually, that is, without using the automatic endnote feature of software programs.

We use author-date citations in the text of articles, following the form outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition. Please consult the latest issue of Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints as a guide to the journal’s style.


We expect manuscripts to range between 7,000 to 10,000 words, including notes and the list of references. Longer articles will be considered in exceptional cases. Authors should provide a total word count at the time of submission.


Because we follow a blind refereeing system, all references to the author’s identity must be removed from the body and notes.

Please submit a separate page that contains the title of the manuscript; an abstract of about 100 words; a list of five keywords; a brief description of the author; and the author’s institutional affiliation, postal address, institutional email address, and other contact details.

We aim to give authors a decision within three months, although this target may not always be reached. That decision may be a conditional or unconditional acceptance, a rejection, or an invitation to revise and resubmit.


The author is obliged to secure all necessary permissions for any parts of the article the copyright of which is owned by someone else, and to pay any fees that may be involved.

It is a condition for publication that authors vest copyright in their articles, abstracts, and reviews in the Ateneo de Manila University. Authors may use their own articles in other publications provided prior permission is sought from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Submitting Papers

Please submit your manuscript, preferably as a Word file, electronically via email attachment ( or through the journal’s website.

Papers submitted for consideration should be sent to:

The Editor, Philippine Studies Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Rm. 202 Center for Community Services Bldg., Social Development Complex
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108 Philippines;

and to