Twenty-seven high-quality journals from 19 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and scholarly organizations will receive a total of PhP 9.2 million from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

CHED’s Journal Incentive Program (JIP) aims to promote and enhance the production of high-quality academic journals in the country. The Program covers two categories: 1) the Journal Challenge (JC) which caters to journals indexed or included in the prestigious international collections of Thompson Reuters’ Web of Science (WoS) core collection or/and the database of Elsevier’s Scopus, and 2) Journal Incubator (JI) which support promising journals that meet the minimum generally accepted standards to be included in Scopus/WoS database.

After passing the evaluation of a team of technical experts, the following are now part of CHED’s JIP for AY 2017-2019:

JIP – Journal Challenge

• Asia-Pacific Social Science Review (De La Salle University)

• DLSU Business and Economic Review (De La Salle University)

• Philosophia (Philippine National Philosophical Research Society)

• The Philippine Journal of Systemic Biology (Association of Philippine Taxonomist, Inc.)

• Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (Ateneo de Manila University)

• Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines – Los Baños)

• Humanities Diliman (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

• Acta Medica Philippina (University of the Philippines-Manila)

• Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy (University of Santo Tomas)

• Journal of Environmental Science and Management (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)

• Kritika Kultura (Ateneo de Manila University)

JIP – Journal Incubation

• The Normal Lights (Philippine Normal University)

• Asia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas)

• PRISM (Negros Oriental State University)

• Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology (University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines / MUST)

• Philippine Journal of Public Administration (National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines-Diliman)

• Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Philippine Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery)

• Philippine Journal of Medicine (Our Lady of Fatima University)

• Bicol University R&D Journal (Bicol University)

• The Palawan Scientist (Western Philippines University)

• Recoletos Multidisciplinary Research Journal (University of San Jose Recoletos)

• Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

• Journal of Science and Engineering and Technology (Southern Leyte State University)

• Journal of Educational and Human Resource Development (Southern Leyte State University)

• Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Pure and Applied Science (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

• Social Science and Development Review (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)

• Social Science Diliman (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

Scholars with journals qualified under JC will receive PhP500,000 cash award yearly for three (3) years, while those who qualified for JI will get PhP400,000 cash award for the same period.

CHED Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan explained that, “In 2015, the Commission observed that only 28 out of 777 (3.6%) Philippine scientific and scholarly journals were able to make it into Web of Science and Scopus, showing that the country lags behind in terms of scientific publications compared to its Asian neighbors and the rest of the world.” Through the Journal Incentive Program, “CHED expects more HEIs and professional organizations to be more motivated to produce better and more diverse scholarly publications, Licuanan added.