After 27 years of existence, the Philippine Journal of Development (PJD) is considered one of the longest running journals in the country. First published in 1974, the PJD started as a semestral publication of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). With the founding of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the management of the Journal was transferred to it in 1981. This paper embarks on a research journey as it reviews the various PJD articles that have been published through the years. Its main objective is to examine the Journal in terms of how it has contributed to the understanding of key developmental issues amid the changing international economic and political landscape, and how it has responded to the key policy issues and concerns that have emerged over time. What role has the PJD played in the country's academic and policy research process? And did it attain its original goals? The paper will seek to answer these and other questions.