Outstanding! Five articles of PH Journal of Science recognized

Published June 9, 2021, 4:09 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

A total of five articles found in the recent issues of the Philippine Journal of Science (PJS) received recognition from the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The covers of PJS’s December 2019, October 2020, and December 2020 issues in which five out of the eight 2021 OSP Award winners were published. (DOST-NAST / MANILA BULLETIN)  

DOST, on Wednesday, June 9 announced that it has conferred this year’s Outstanding Scientific Paper (OSP) Award to eight locally-published journal articles – five of which published on the PJS.

The PJS is the oldest peer-reviewed scientific journal in the Philippines with its first issue published in 1906. Its publication is being managed by the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) of the DOST.

DOST said that the OSP Award is given yearly to “papers with quality content and significant contribution to science and technology” that were published in journals listed in Thomson Reuters or SCOPUS, two of the most popular scientific citation databases worldwide.

Among those that were recognized is the paper of Jean Meir Jardeleza, Charlotte Kendra Gotangco, and Maria Aileen Leah Guzman entitled “Simulating National-scale Deforestation in the Philippines Using Land Cover Change Models by Jardeleza” published in the December 2019 issue of PJS.

Another article recognized was the paper of Darlon V. Lantican, Cris Q. Cortaga, Anand Noel C. Manohar, Fe M. de la Cueva, and Maria Luz J. Sison entitled “Resistance Gene Analogs of Mango: Insights on Molecular Defenses and Evolutionary Dynamics” which appeared in PSJ’s October 2020 issue.

The paper of Bernhard Egwolf and Nicanor Austriaco entitled “Mobility-guided Modeling of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Metro Manila” was also highlighted.

The December 2020 issue also showcased the paper of Maria Luz J. Sison, Cris Q. Cortaga, Ana Kristine S. Barcos, Niño R. Laurel, John Marty C. Mateo, and Fe M. de la Cueva entitled “Resistance Screening and Influence of Fruit Physico-biochemical Properties of Carabao and Other Mango Varieties against Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in the Philippines.”

Also featured in the said issue is the paper of Gabriel Phillip Ragudo, Beatriz Soneth Pureza, Denise Anne Rimando, Mikael Remus Manrique, Teresa Sy Ortin, Kin Israel Notarte, and Pia Marie Albano entitled “RAD51 135G>C Single Nucleotide Polymorphism and Risk of Breast Cancer in Selected Filipino Cases.”