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Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Kritika Kultura is an international peer-reviewed electronic journal of language and literary/cultural studies which addresses issues relevant to the 21st century, including language, literature and cultural policy, cultural politics of representation, the political economy of language, literature and culture, pedagogy, language teaching and learning, critical citizenship, the production of cultural texts, audience reception, systems of representation, effects of texts on concrete readers and audiences, the history and dynamics of canon formation, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, diaspora, nationalism and nationhood, national liberation movements, identity politics, feminism, women’s liberation movements, and postcolonialism.

Kritika Kultura is interested in publishing a broad and international range of critical, scholarly articles on language, literary and cultural studies that appeal to academic researchers in government and private agencies and educational institutions, as well as members of the public who are concerned with exploring and examining contemporary issues in the complex nexus interconnecting language, literature, culture, and society.

Kritika Kultura seeks to promote innovative scholarship that challenges traditional canons and established perspectives and enhance work that bridges disciplinary research around the issues enumerated above, especially in the promising lines of work in Philippine, Asian, Southeast Asian, and Filipino-American studies.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Peer review is the critical assessment of manuscripts submitted to journals by experts who are not part of the editorial staff to help editors decide which manuscripts are suitable for publication in Kritika Kultura. As a peer-reviewed journal, Kritika Kultura submits articles provisionally considered for publication by the editors to at least two referees who are known to be experts in the field. Within a period of a few weeks to a few months, the contributor will receive suggestions for revision (if any), instructions for preparing the abstract, and other editorial requirements.


Open Access Policy

In the interest of increased readership and citation of author’s work, as well as making research readily available to the public, Kritika Kultura provides open access to all of its content.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


International Board of Editors

Jan Baetens
Cultural Studies Institute
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Joel David
Professor of Cultural Studies
Inha University, South Korea

Michael Denning
Yale University, USA

Cultural Studies Center
Gadja Mada University, Indonesia

Regenia Gagnier
University of Exeter, UK

Leela Gandhi
University of Chicago, USA

Inderpal Grewal
Yale University, USA

Peter Horn
Professor Emeritus
University of Capetown, South Africa

Anette Horn
Dept. of Modern and European Languages
University of Pretoria, South Africa

David Lloyd
University of Southern California, USA

Bienvenido Lumbera
National Artist for Literature
Professor Emeritus
University of the Philippines

Rajeev S. Patke
Dept. of English Language and Literature
National University of Singapore

Vicente L. Rafael
University of Washington, USA

Vaidehi Ramanathan
Linguistics Department
University of California, Davis

Temario Rivera
International Relations
International Christian University, Japan

E. San Juan, Jr.
Philippine Cultural Studies Center, USA

Neferti X.M. Tadiar
Barnard College, USA

Antony Tatlow
University of Dublin, Ireland


Ethics Statement

The publishers, editors, reviewers, and authors of the Ateneo de Manila University journals are committed to upholding high standards of quality and academic integrity.

To this end:

We exert our best effort in checking submissions using available tools;

Main articles are subjected to double blind peer review;

Editors continue to build a wide base of peer reviewers and endeavor to give authors feedback/result of peer review in a timely manner;

Interview transcripts are given to interviewees prior to publication to allow for corrections;

Authorship credits are based on substantial contributions to the manuscript which include: planning, conducting and concluding the research; drafting and revising majority of the article; and finalizing the version to be published;

To discourage/avoid plagiarism, authors are required, upon acceptance of their article, to sign the Consent to Publish and Transfer of copyright form, in which the author attests that he or she is the author of the article about to be published by the journal;

In case of publication fraud, discovered either prior to or after publication, the editors are committed to confronting the author with/informing the author of the discovery, reporting the fraud to the institution to which the author is affiliated, and informing the wronged party (following the Committee on Publication Ethics or COPE decision tree).  Should the plagiarism/fraud be discovered after publication, the journal shall publish a retraction;

All relevant cases shall be handled according to the University Code of Ethics in Research and the Code of Academic Integrity of the Loyola Schools; and

Changes in editorial policies or structure are agreed upon by the board and communicated accordingly to all stakeholders.