Social Science Diliman

Social Science Diliman: A Philippine Journal of Society and Change (SSD) is the flagship journal for the social sciences of the University of the Philippines Diliman. It is internationally refereed, semiannual, and bilingual (in English and Filipino). SSD publishes works on the social sciences and its applications. We consider works that have a broad focus and will be of interest to scholars beyond a single discipline, area of study, and time frame. Book Reviews are also published.

SSD provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Contents of this journal may not be reproduced except for noncommercial, personal, educational, and research purposes. In the same manner, publication in SSD does not entail article processing charges (APCs), submission charges, pages charges, color charges, and any similar charges. 



Ariel C. Lopez, PhDUniversity of the Philippines
Associate Editors 

Karl Ian U. Cheng Chua, PhD
Geoffrey M. Ducanes, PhD
Caroline S. Hau, PhD
Birgit Tremml Werner, PhD
Guo-Quan Seng, PhD
Gerardo M. Lanuza, PhD
Karen Connie Abalos-Orendain, PhD
Maria Cecilia T. Medina, PhD
Jan Carlo B. Punongbayan, PhD
Joseph Santos E. Palis, PhD
Atsushi Ota, PhD
Cristina Martinez Juan, PhD 

Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
Kyoto University
Linnaeus University
National University of Singapore
University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines
Keio University
SOAS University of London

Managing Editor 
Conchitina R. Cruz, PhDUniversity of the Philippines
Manuscript Editors 
Jem R. Javier
Jean Lau Wang
Editorial Assistant 
Gabrielle Frances E. Gallardo 

Layout Artist
Mirriam M. Velasco





Patricio Abinales, PhD
JC Gaillard, PhD
Hal Hill, PhD
Owen Lynch, PhD
Otto van den Muijzenberg, PhD
Yoshiko Nagano, PhD
Francisco Nemenzo, PhD
Raul Pertierra, PhD
Cherubim Quizon, PhD
Lawrence Reid, PhD
Nicole Revel, PhD
Temario Rivera, PhD
Vineeta Sinha, PhD
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
University of Auckland, New Zealand
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australia
Rights and Resources Initiative, USA
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kanagawa University, Japan
University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Seton Hall University, USA
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
National University of Singapore, Singapore




New submission process for Social Science Diliman


Beginning November 2021, Social Science Diliman will be receiving manuscript submissions through ScholarOne Manuscripts. To submit your work, please create an account at


We have also revised our guidelines for authors: Please ensure that your submission adheres to the guidelines before uploading it. 


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Posted: 2021-11-02


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Social Science Diliman's New Editor-in-Chief

Ma. Mercedes G. Planta, PhD  
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Vol 17, No 2 (2021)

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