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. 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.
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).