Initial Screening

The Managing Editor/Technical Associate for RUPID will select the research articles for journal publication based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the Research content
  • Adequacy of the methods
  • Significance and Applicability of findings
  • Originality of work
  • Technical appropriateness


Relevance of the Research Content. Research content is considered relevant if it is a sponsored/funded study, if it is within the thrusts of the academic communities, or if it has been accepted/presented in research meeting/forum.


Adequacy and efficiency of the Methods. The research work should have used research design that is adequate and efficient and should have shown innovativeness in the discipline where it belongs.


Significance and Applicability of Findings. The research findings should be significant; that is, they should contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the discipline. Moreover, the findings should have applicability – meaning, they produce innovation/s with direct relevance to the community, industry or profession.


Originality of the Work. The manuscript for publication should have a passing rate in the anti-plagiarism test specified by the anti-plagiarism software being used.


Technical Appropriateness. (IMRaD) All relevant sources should be properly acknowledged through the in-text documentation and inclusion in the References section. The sources should be arranged following preferably the APA style, 6th Edition (2010).



The author/s will be notified whether the manuscript submitted for publication is accepted or rejected during the initial screening.


Scoring system: The research manuscripts submitted for publication will be evaluated based on the criteria set forth by Ciencia. The referees/editors should indicate his/her decision using the following scoring system.







Accepted for publication without any revision/s


Accepted with minor revision/s


Accepted with major revision/s


Rejected with conditions for possible resubmission


Totally rejected; not publishable (Rejected without conditions for possible resubmission)



  1. If two referees reject the research article without conditions for possible resubmission, the article is deemed rejected.
  2. If the research article obtained a mean score of less than 2.0, the article is deemed rejected.
  3. If the research article garnered a mean score of 2.0 and above the authors will be advised to do the revisions following suggestions of the referee(s).


        The editor-in-chief/managing editor will transmit to the author/s the decision whether the manuscript is accepted or rejected, including the consolidated comments/suggestions of the referees/editors. In return, the authors are given 15 days to comply with the set of suggestions.

        The members of the Editorial Board will meet through tele-conferencing and actual scheduled editorial board meetings to decide for the final manuscripts to be included for publication.






        Ciencia requires authors of original research papers to apply for copyright protection through the Intellectual Property Unit (IPU) and assigned their rights to the university. Authors are encouraged to submit their version of the accepted, peer-reviewed manuscript to their funding body's archive, for public release six months after publication. In addition, authors are encouraged to archive their version of the manuscript in their institution's repositories (as well as on their personal web sites). 

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Title: Ciencia
Volume: Vol 38
Editorial Board: EditorialBoard 2019.pdf
Date: December 2019
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
No. of Downloads: 198
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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: 178
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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: 157
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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: 218
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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: 146
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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: 1325
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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
No. of Downloads: 197
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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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