Type of Refereeing System. Double-blind refereeing system is used by Ciencia. The double-blind policy in refereeing means that both authors and referees do not have  knowledge of each other’s identity for the sole purpose of attaining total objectivity in the screening process of research articles. This policy shall be applied to all submitted articles both at the Editorial Board level and at the Board of Referees level. For the sake of retrieval and reference, only the Editorial Board is authorized to know the identity of the referees and authors.

Composition of the Board of Referees/Reviewers. The Board of Referees for Ciencia is created per issue of the journal and based on the kinds of articles submitted for review. There shall be three (3) referees to review each article: one (1) internal and two (2) external referees. The total number of the board members and their qualifications vary depending on the number and the kinds of articles submitted for review.

Qualifications and Responsibilities of Reviewers. The Editorial Board is responsible for recruiting the members of the Peer Review Panel. A referee/peer reviewer is recruited based on the following criteria: (a) preferably a doctorate in relevant discipline; (b) has published at least one paper in a refereed journal; and (c) whose research has been cited. In addition, each reviewer is expected to take the following ethical responsibilities: (a) keeps the paper under review with utmost confidentiality; (b) needs to critique the paper constructively; (c) accepts refereeing assignment only if with adequate expertise on the subject; (d) needs to evaluate the merit of the paper objectively; (e) needs to reveal to the editor any conflict of interest, so the issue can be properly dealt with, or else has to decline the role of reviewer; (f) acts promptly and completes the review within the period of not more than 30 days from the receipt of the paper under review.


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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
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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
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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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