VOLUME 8 NUMBER 1 (January to June 2017)

Phil. Sci. Lett. 2015 7 (1) 1-2
available online: March 2, 2015


A Farewell Editorial: Birth and Rebirth of Philippine Science Letters and Growth of Philippine Science

Gisela Padilla-Concepcion

The Marine Science Institute, College of Science,
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1101

It is with great hope and enthusiasm that I share with you the news that Philippine Science Letters (PSL) has been re-launched as the International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology (Phil Sci Tech). The editorial of the inaugural issue of Phil Sci Tech indicates that it will receive major support from the USAID STRIDE program in the Philippines (www.philscitech.org) in the next 3 years, and I will continue to serve as Phil Sci Tech co-editor. On behalf of my PSL co-editor, Ed Padlan, I thank all those who supported PSL since its inception in 2007. We witnessed PSL grow from 9 articles published in 2008 to 46 articles published in 2014.

By our measure, PSL fulfilled its primary aim which was to showcase science done in the Philippines and science done by Filipinos elsewhere. The science that PSL published met the usual standards of good scholarship and PSL became ISI-listed under Zoological Records. For this reason, among all Philippine journals, USAID STRIDE chose to support PSL, retain its mission and expand its coverage to become Phil Sci Tech. In particular, I thank our webmasters/copy editors, Marvin Altamia, Jose de Leon and Gabriel Villorente, who designed the PSL website and formatted manuscripts with painstaking dedication and meticulous attention to detail. We thank the members of the PSL Editorial Board for their willingness to review manuscripts, and others not in the board who served as reviewers, some as special editors-in-charge. Most of all, we are grateful to our researchers who trusted us with their manuscripts, patiently awaited the reviewers' comments, and rejoiced with us when their manuscripts were finally published.

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