In 1978, Western Mindanao State University launched the Research Journal (ISSN 0115-6454) as multidisciplinary print journal in order to provide faculty and student researchers an avenue to share their scholarly researches. Western Mindanao State University as publisher envisioned the Research Journal (RJ) to be a safe harbor for researchers, academicians, and professionals to explore and publish scholarly information.
Over the past years, WMSU Research Journal remains multidisciplinary with two issues per volume published every year until 2014. Starting from 2015, the frequency of publication has changed to annually. In 2016, WMSU Research Journal undergone another change in order to provide a better conduit for authors to be cited. Amongst the major changes include the online publication of articles through its newest website, and the niche (aims and scope). Since then, WMSU RJ publishes one volume of research articles that are related to science, engineering, and technology annually. With these major changes, a new journal title was proposed last October 24, 2018 during the 2nd Research Council Meeting where the approved title was "Ciencia" to replace the former journal name "WMSU Research Journal".
Our mission is to have WMSU Research Journal indexed in the leading providers of research databases, e-journals, online digital library, and online directory. Currently, WMSU RJ is indexed in Philippine E-journals.
The Research Council has approved the change of the journal name from “Research Journal” to “Ciencia” during the 2nd Research Council Meeting last October 24, 2018 with the following rationale:
With this move, we can also apply for a new International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) separately for both print and online publication form.
Ciencia is now renewing its indexing with Philippine E-Journals (PEJ) and gearing towards Asian Citation Index (ACI) and CHED-JIP application; however, two issues are needed (2018-2019) with international contributions. We are now ready for the 2018 issue.