- The SILLIMAN JOURNAL is devoted to discussion and investigation in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, and is published by Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines. SJ publishes two issues per year, and has more than 200 journal exchanges with educational institutions, government bodies, and non-government organizations worldwide.
- It is indexed in the Modern Language Association (MLA) Bibliography; BIOSIS (now ZOOLOGICAL RECORDS), which publishes indexes and abstracts in Biology; ULRICH International Periodicals Directory, New Jersey, USA; the University Microfilms International, Michigan, USA; and the Index to Philippine Periodicals, among others. SJ is available in microfilm format at the University Microfilms International, Michigan, USA.
- The policies and practices of the SILLIMAN JOURNAL are based on formal actions of the SILLIMAN JOURNAL Editorial Board and on informal consensus and tradition.