Plaridel Journal of Communication, Media and Society was first published in 2004 as a national journal of communication and has been released on a regular bi-annual basis since. It has since evolved to a more inclusive regional focus and has recently begun publishing papers from other Asian countries. Papers published in Plaridel Journal include original research in different areas of media and communication studies in the Philippines and Asia. These can be qualitative or quantitative work in media effects, industry, political economy, subcultural practices, and journalism studies, among others.

Plaridel Journal Refereeing Process

Plaridel Journal publishes original articles that have gone through a rigorous double-blind peer-review process. Papers submitted to the journal for publication consideration undergo an initial editorial review by issue and associate editors. At this stage papers can be accepted or rejected. Papers that are favorably reviewed move forward to the blind peer review process. Referees or reviewers are selected based on their publication history and expertise in the field where the article seeks to make a contribution.

Citation Indexing

Plaridel Journal is indexed in Scopus and EBSCO information Services beginning with its 2018 volume. In 2016, it was included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Clarivate Analytics. A year later, in 2017, the journal was accepted for indexing by the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI).


Plaridel is registered with the ISSN National Center Philippines, Bibliographic Services Division, National Library of the Philippines: ISSN 1656-25340.

Open Access Policy Statement

As a service to authors, contributors, and the community, Plaridel Journal of Communication, Media, and Society provides open access to all its content. To ensure that all articles are accessible to readers and researchers, these are available for viewing and download (except Early View) from the Plaridel journal website, provided that the journal is properly cited as the original source and that the downloaded content is not modified or used for commercial purposes. Plaridel, published by the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (

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