The Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM), a Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (WOS) and Elsevier-Scopus indexed journal of the University of the Philippines Los Baños School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM) mentored more than 100 faculty and researchers of the Ifugao State University (IFSU) in November 22-24, 221 via Zoom.
Ms. Marah Joy A. Nanglegan, Director of Extension and Training of IFSU, invited the JESAM editorial staff to deliver lectures on scientific writing and journal management. Ms. Nanglegan said IFSU is pushing for the maiden issue of its IFSU Extension Journal soon, and they are currently building up their capability in journal management. She hopes that soon their journal will also be indexed by the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), WOS and Scopus.
During the opening program, IFSU Vice President for Research, Development, Extension and Training, Dr. Dinah Corazon M. Liyayo said that IFSU faculty and staff must be motivated to do more research and eventually getting it published. For his part, Dr. Felino P. Lansigan, Editor-in-Chief of JESAM, enumerated the incentives and benefits of getting more publications, especially for those who are working the academe. “You can be granted international publication awards if you publish your work in indexed journals”, Dr, Lansigan said.
Among those presented lectures were Dean Rico C. Ancog, Managing Editor; Dr. Thaddeus P. Lawas, Production Editor; and JESAM Editorial Assistants, Dr. Loucel E. Cui, Dr. Alma Lorelei D. Abejero, Ms. Cherry S. Padilla and Ms. Catherine B. Gigantone. Dr. Lawas presented an overview of scientific writing, delivered different publication tips and discussed about how to apply for indexing in Clarivate analytics. Meanwhile, Dean Ancog discussed about the importance of journals and the peer review process and writing the results and discussion, conclusions and recommendation.
Dr. Cui explained how conduct similarity checking of articles and how to prepare the review of related literature and materials and methods. For her part, Dr. Abejero discussed writing the article outline and introduction, and publication ethics. Ms. Padilla talked about manuscript formatting, while Ms. Gigantone gave tips on databasing.
On the last day of the workshop, the participants used the journal canvass provided by JESAM to assemble their respective research notes, terminal reports or even thesis. Some participants who already have draft articles were able to improve the format and technical content, based on the advice and tips given by the JESAM editorial team.