Refereeing

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: 39
Editorial Board: EditorialBoard 2020.pdf
Date: December 2020
Articles:
Title(s): iMAP: Location-based Mapping of WMSU Students through Geospatial Analysis using Geographic Information System
Author(s): Aida A. Escorial & John Ed Augustus A. Escorial
Discipline: Information Technology
College: Institute of Computer Studies
Keyword(s): Flood Vulnerability Mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS), Google Maps, Spatial Analysis, Multi-Criteria Assessment
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Title(s): Growth and yield performance of aerobic rice varieties under varying nitrogen levels and drought imposed at critical growth stages
Author(s): Rictibert C. Pamunag
Discipline: Agricultural Technology
College: Department of Agriculture
Keyword(s): agricultural biotechnology, split-split-plot design, nitrogen levels, water stress, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
No. of Downloads: 97
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Title(s): Population estimate of the cave-dwelling bats Miniopterus schreibersii and Rhinolophus subrufus in Pader Cave, Barangay Victoria, Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines
Author(s): Ephraim Clark D. Tose & Krystal Dianne R. Dapiton
Discipline: Ecology
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): roosting, insect bats, population estimate, Pader Cave, Zamboanga City
No. of Downloads: 165
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Title(s): Screening for Escherichia coli Contamination in Selected Beach Sands of Zamboanga City, Philippines
Author(s): Joel Gerone B. Larupay & Izar U. Laput
Discipline: Microbiology
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): microbiology, MPN value, Escherichia coli, Zamboanga City
No. of Downloads: 101
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Title(s): On Fuzzy γgb-Closed Sets in Fuzzy Topological Spaces
Author(s): Milani M. Udal & Venerando G. Tenio
Discipline: Topology
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): Fuzzy γ-open; Fuzzy γ-closed; Fuzzy γ-interior; Fuzzy γ-closure; Fuzzy γgb-open; Fuzzy γgb-closed; Fuzzy γgb-interior; Fuzzy γgb-closure
No. of Downloads: 76
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Title(s): On Fuzzy g*b-Closed Sets in Fuzzy Topological Spaces
Author(s): Venerando G. Tenio & Gilbert B. Cagaanan
Discipline: Topology
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): fuzzy g*b-closed Set, fuzzy g*b-irresolute functions, fuzzy g*b-continuous functions
No. of Downloads: 87
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Title(s): The Haruki-Rassias and Related Integral Representations of the Bernoulli and Euler Polynomials: An Exposition
Author(s): Crister Joy C. Dela Cruz & Mohammad Nur S. Paspasan
Discipline: Mathematics
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): mathematics, Haruki-Rassias, Bernoulli polynomials, Euler polynomials, Integral representations, exposition
No. of Downloads: 103
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Title(s): Acceptability Survey of Stevia Extract as Sugar Substitute for Coffee, Lemonade, and Pancake among Students and Faculty in Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon
Author(s): Elmer V. Galo
Discipline: Food Technology
College: College of Agriculture
Keyword(s): Stevia, acceptability, anti-diabetic, sweetness evaluation
No. of Downloads: 139
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Title(s): Avifauna in mangrove areas of selected barangays in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines
Author(s): Hulker F. Tomboc, Christine Mae D. Roullo & Clarito F. Concepcion
Discipline: Biodiversity
College: College of Science and Mathematics
Keyword(s): avifauna, biodiversity, point count method, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte
No. of Downloads: 208
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Title(s): Water Quality Assessment in Barangay Santo Niño, Sibuco, Zamboanga Del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines
Author(s): Ernalyn Dabalos & Cecille C. Diamante
Discipline: Environmental studies
College: College of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Keyword(s): water quality, microbial analysis, MPN, Sibuco
No. of Downloads: 133
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