Focus and Scope

Banwa is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the University of the Philippines Mindanao. Series A publishes scholarly and creative works in the fields of arts and humanities and the social and behavioral sciences, particularly in anthropology and sociology, architecture and design, communication and media studies, history, linguistics and languages, literature and literary studies, philosophy and religious studies, and visual and performing arts. As a regional journal, Series A has preference for, but is not limited to, scholarly and creative works about or relevant to Mindanao. The journal continues Banwa Multidisciplinary Journal (2004-2013).

Peer Review Process

The articles submitted to the journal undergo in-house quality control before undergoing the double-blind peer review process. The members of the editorial board who will evaluate the articles and the board of reviewers who will referee the articles are either practioners or scholars working within the fields covered by the journal. Authors may suggest possible reviewers for their articles; however, the selection of reviewers is subject to the editors’ discretion.

Publication Frequency

Invidual articles are published as soon as they are accepted for publication and ready for upload.

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.