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     In 1978, Western Mindanao State University launched the Research Journal (ISSN 0115-6454) as a multidisciplinary print journal in order to provide faculty researchers an avenue to share their scholarly researches. 

    From 1978 to 2014, the WMSU Research Journal remained multidisciplinary with two Issues per Volume published every year. From 2015, the frequency of publication was changed from semi-annual to annual, with only one Issue per year. In 2016, the WMSU RJ underwent another change in order to provide a better conduit for authors to be cited. Among the major changes were the online publication of articles through its newest website, and the niche (aims and scope). Since then, the WMSU RJ published one Volume of research articles that are related to science, engineering, and technology annually.

     Towards internationalization of the WMSU RJ, it had to clearly establish its niche and identity; hence, WMSU initiated to publish articles within the scope of Science and Technology under the new journal title "Ciencia". The title was proposed and approved on October 24, 2018 during the 2nd Research Council Meeting to replace the former journal name "WMSU Research Journal". Ciencia comes from the Latin “scientia” meaning “to know, to understand” and simply translates to "science/knowledge". The title in itself reflects the scope it represents and generally emphasizes the Hispanic heritage of Zamboanga City where Western Mindanao State University is located.  

     With this recent development, the National Library of the Philippines has granted new International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN) separately for both print (2704-2758) and online publication form (2704-2766) to Ciencia. The WMSU RJ (now Ciencia) is indexed in Philippine E-Journals (PEJ) under the C&E Open Access License to Publish Agreement. Ciencia is envisioned to be a CHED-accredited journal and indexed internationally.

 

 


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     We are now in the process of applying for an Intellectual Property Ownership (Trademark) for the Ciência logo featured above. 

      The title in itself generally emphasizes the Hispanic heritage of Zamboanga City where Western Mindanao State University is located. The term Ciência is translated in the Spanish-English dictionary as “science/knowledge”; it is borrowed from the Latin “scientia” – from “sciens” with a root of “scio” meaning “to know, to understand”. The title in itself reflects the scope it represents. Other specific elements present in the title are the bulb which means knowledge, the gear which represents innovation and the bar on top of letter “e” implies accent in terms of how it will be pronounced. The waves below the word Ciencia reflect the dynamic nature of science while the crimson red color reflects WMSU.

Free Scopus Remote Access for WMSU Researchers

     WMSU RUPID, the publisher of Ciencia, has been granted by the Department of Science and Technology Region IX a Scopus account for free access of online reputable journals for WMSU researchers. To access, go to www.scopus.com and sign in as wmsurupid2020@gmail.com. Password is already disseminated through the respective College Research Coordinators.

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Title: Ciencia
Volume: Vol 38
Editorial Board: EditorialBoard 2019.pdf
Date: December 2019
Articles:
Title(s): Carbon Sequestration Potentials of Tree Species in an Upland Forest Ecosystem in Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines
Author(s): Cecille C. Diamante, Ardel S. Barre & Fredelino M. San Juan
Discipline: Forestry
College: College of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Keyword(s): carbon sequestration, stratified random sampling (SRS) design, WMSU Experimental forest, Zamboanga City
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Title(s): Utilization of enhanced dried coconut dregs (EDCD) as feed substitute for ZamPen native chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) strain diet
Author(s): Bhetel Joy R. Viliganilao and Jerry Paul L. Caitum
Discipline: Animal Science
College: College of Agriculture
Keyword(s): dried coconut dregs, ZamPen native chicken strain, feed substitute
No. of Downloads: 43
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Title(s): In Vitro Propagation of Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) Using Different Media and Explant
Author(s): Elmer V. Galo
Discipline: Agricultural Biotechnology
College: College of Agriculture
Keyword(s): tissue culture propagation, in vitro, node, proliferation, shoot tip, Stevia
No. of Downloads: 42
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Title(s): Brachyuran crabs in the selected coastal and freshwater areas in Basilan, Mindanao, Philippines
Author(s): Ayra M. Jingkatal & Kay P. Ramos
Discipline: Biodiversity
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): biodiversity, taxonomy, brachyurans, belt transect, Basilan Philippines
No. of Downloads: 56
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Title(s): Extent of acid hydrolysis of Curcuma domestica (turmeric) leaf-stem wastes
Author(s): Jemarey Gabotero Derama & Lourdes B. Filoteo
Discipline: Chemistry
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): acid hydrolysis, turmeric, leaf-stem wastes, second-generation ethanol (biofuel)
No. of Downloads: 46
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Title(s): Ceiba pentandra (kapok tree) leaf extract as a potential alternative hair grower
Author(s): Armand S. Budlao & Luisa P. Cabiara
Discipline: Natural Products
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): hair loss, Ceiba pentandra, hair growth, synthetic hair grower
No. of Downloads: 36
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Title(s): Quantitative Description of the Scutellum of Rice Black Bugs in the Philippines using Landmark-based Geometric Morphometrics
Author(s): Melbert C. Sepe, Mark Anthony J. Torres, Ravindra C. Joshi and Cesar G. Demayo
Discipline: Evolutionary Biology
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): Geometric morphometrics, Procrustes superimposition, RBB, Relative warp, Scutellum, Thin-plate spline
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Title(s): On the Super-Riemann Integral in R: A Strong Kind of Riemann Integral
Author(s): Mark Anthony Bell R. Bacang and Greig Bates C. Flores
Discipline: Mathematics
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): Super-Riemann Integral, Cauchy Criterion, Change of Variable
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