International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology ( formerly Philippine Science Letters )

 




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About


International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology (Phil Sci Tech) ISSN 2449-3767 is a peer-reviewed, online, open access journal that showcases science done in the Philippines and science done by Filipinos elsewhere. Research relevant to the Philippines and the region done by non-Filipinos can also be featured. It publishes articles (Regular Research Articles, Short Communications including Models and Hypotheses, Commentaries and Letters to the Editor) on studies in the Natural, Physical, Mathematical and Social Sciences, including those related to Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Health and Environmental Issues, and Technology. Solicited Reviews will also be featured. Submission of reports on the proceedings of local scientific meetings is encouraged. From time to time, Phil Sci Tech will feature articles on prominent Filipino scientists and their work. Phil Sci Tech will also include brief summaries of newsworthy science articles from other publications. In addition, Phil Sci Tech features Popular Science (Pop Science) articles that can spark interest from all readers.

Every year, Phil Sci Tech publishes one Volume consisting of two Issues: Issue Number 1 (from January to June) and Issue Number 2 (from July to December). Articles are published on the home page in real time and are then archived per Issue Number.

Essentially there is no restriction on the length of Regular Research Articles or Reviews. Short Communications, articles describing Models and Hypotheses, Commentaries and Reports of Meeting Proceedings should be limited to 3,000 words and four figures and/or tables. Letters to the Editor should be limited to 1000 words. There are no page charges, nor charges for color figures.





Co-Editors

Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

David Hall
Research Triangle Institute International
United States Agency for International Development
Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development
Manila, Philippines

Mark Gregory Robson
Department of Plant Biology and Pathology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers University
New Jersey, USA


Lead Associate Editors

Elsie C. Jimenez
Department of Physical Sciences, College of Science
University of the Philippines Baguio
Baguio City, Philippines
[Professor Emeritus]

Windell L. Rivera
Natural Sciences Research Institute
University of the Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines


Associate Editors

Henry N. Adorna
Algorithms and Complexity Laboratory
Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Prospero C. Naval, Jr.
Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Group
Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Avelino D. Raymundo
Crop Protection Cluster, College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines

Kelvin S. Rodolfo
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
[Professor Emeritus]

Guillermo Q. Tabios, III
National Hydraulic Research Center
Institute of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Raymond R. Tan
Chemical Engineering Department
De La Salle University
Manila, Philippines


Editorial Board

Domy C. Adriano
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, USA
[Professor Emeritus]

Rigoberto C. Advincula
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Baltazar D. Aguda
Disease Pathways, LLC
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Alfonso M. Albano
Department of Physics
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
[Marion Reilly Professor of Physics Emeritus Research Professor]

Rhodora R. Aldemita
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications
SEAsiaCenter c/o International Rice Research Institute
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Porfirio M. Aliño
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Rhodora V. Azanza
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
[Professor Emeritus]

Jose Ma. P. Balmaceda
Institute of Mathematics, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Christopher C. Bernido
Research Center for Theoretical Physics
Central Visayan Institute Foundation
Jagna, Bohol, Philippines

Felixberto A. Buot
Computational Materials Science Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Lourdes J. Cruz
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
[Professor Emeritus]

Alvin B. Culaba
Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research College of Engineering
De La Salle University
Manila, Philippines

Fabian M. Dayrit
School of Science and Engineering
Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Philippines

Francis L. de los Reyes III
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Sevilla D. Detera-Wadleigh
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Augustine Ignatius Doronila
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Research Group
School of Chemistry
University Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

Miguel D. Fortes
The Marine Science Institute, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
[Retired]

Maria Leonora dL. Francisco
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
College of Home Economics
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Manuel M. Garcia
Gar-Del International
[Immediate Past Affiliation]
Microbiology and Food Safety Consulting
Ottawa, Canada

M. Cynthia J. Goh
Institute for Optical Sciences
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cynthia T. Hedreyda
National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Leodevico L. Ilag
Horizon Science Pty Ltd
Braeside, Victoria, Australia

Leopold L. Ilag
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Pedro A. Jose
Division of Nephrology, School of Medicine
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Felicitas L. Lacbawan
Department of Molecular Pathology
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Carlito B. Lebrilla
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Davis
Davis, California, USA

Leonardo Q. Liongson
National Hydraulic Research Center, College of Engineering
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Aura C. Matias
College of Engineering
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Eduardo R. Mendoza
Center for Analysis and Modelling of Complex Systems
in Biology and Medicine
Ludwig-Maximilians University
Munich, Germany

Xenia Tiglao-Tigno
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland USA

Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza
Crop Science Cluster-Institute of Plant Breeding
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Laguna, Philippines
[Professor Emeritus]

Jeanmaire Molina
Department of Biology
Long Island University, Brooklyn
New York City, New York, USA

Amador C. Muriel
Program in Mathematics, Graduate Center
City University of New York
New York City, New York, USA

Maribel G. Nonato
Research Center for the Natural Sciences
University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines

Baldomero M. Olivera
Department of Biology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Philip Ian P. Padilla
Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines, Visayas
Miag-ao, Iloilo, Philippines

Ernesto M. Pernia
School of Economics
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
[Professor Emeritus]

Michael D. Purugganan
Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Biology
New York University
New York City, New York, USA

Lawrence Que, Jr.
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Consolacion Y. Ragasa
Department of Chemistry
De La Salle University
Manila, Philippines

Henry J. Ramos
National Institute of Physics, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
[Professor Emeritus]

Roberto C. Ramos
Department of Physics
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, Indiana, USA

Asuncion K. Raymundo
Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Laguna, Philippines
[Professor Emeritus]

Danilo B. Romero
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, USA

Gabriel O. Romero
Monsanto Philippines
Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Fortunato B. Sevilla III
Department of Chemistry, College of Science
University of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines

Rosalia C.M. Simmen
Pediatrics and Physiology & Biophysics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Manuel P. Soriaga
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA

Maricor N. Soriano
National Institute of Physics, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Leah M. Tolosa-Croucher
Center for Advanced Sensor Technology Research
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Manuel O. Uy
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Manila, Philippines

Reynaldo B. Vea
Mapúa Institute of Technology
Manila, Philippines

Manuel T. Velasquez
School of Medicine and Health
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Annabelle P. Villalobos
Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA
[Retired]

Irene M. Villaseñor
Institute of Chemistry, College of Science
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines


Managing and Copy Editor

Gabriel F. Villorente
Information Technology Development Center
University of the Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines


English Editor

Edwin P. Abaya
Freelance Editor
Chicago, Illinois, USA




Announcements

STRIDE Grants The next call for Grants will commence on February 27, 2015. To know more about the Grants program of STRIDE, you may visit our website at stride.org.ph.