The creation of the Ateneo Research Center Publication Desk is a response that hopefully will help move Ateneo de Zamboanga University toward the direction of greater activity in research publication. At present, ADZU has two or three academic journals maintained by different units and offices. As an arm of the ARC, the Publication Desk can centralize and unify the seemingly scattered and individual efforts in research publication. The Publication Desk can also give the university a rapid-response group in terms implementing publication related and policies of the Research and Publication Council as well as the ADZU Office of the President, functioning as a university-based publisher.
In terms of the ARC, the Publication Desk can be the arm of the office that focuses on publication of institutional research. It can generate other forms of publication aside from academic journals in order to reach a greater audience as well as act as a center to coordinate efforts in terms of motivating faculty to conduct research. The Publication Desk can also be the ADZU’s face in terms of book publishing, representing ADZU in establishing linkages with publishers-both university-based and private.