Contributed by Mary Grace P. Santos – Bataan Peninsula State University
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Aimed at excellently managing the circulations and citations of the research outputs in the university, the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) Research and Development Office (RDO) Publication was established.
Publication is the beginning of research impact and visibility, thus dissemination of research publications have to be proactive. Moreover, research impact is important for researchers to improve their research reputation, increase university ranking, and be able to get grants from funders. Thus, publication of research findings plays a vital role as this will increase their visibility so as to improve citation impact.
Since State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) expect their researches to be published in reputable journals, be registered to IPOPhil and be commercialized as well, circulation of the research innovations and outputs has been very crucial.
With this, the RDO is constantly initiating innovative strategies to meet the national standards and indicators set for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
In view of the foregoing creation of the publication office, members of the technical working group (TWG) were designated.
As such, Mark Nell C. Corpuz, peer reviewer for agriculture, fishery and natural resources was assigned as head of the publication office. Also, three technical staff were identified namely: Nomer N. Varua, peer reviewer for behavioral science and development studies; Sylvia B. Pangilinan, peer reviewer for health discipline; and Rodrigo C. Muñoz, Jr., peer reviewer for engineering and technology.
As such, they are expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities: (1) Produce and develop IEC materials; (2) Assist the faculty researchers on research writing for publication; (3) Review the submitted research papers for publication; (4) Establish linkages to non-predatory journals; (5) Submit pre-evaluated research articles for publication to ISI, referred and CHED recognized journals; (6) Monitor the number of citations of published researches; (7) Initiate the accreditation of the RDO research journal to CHED; (8) Supervise the publication of the RDO Research Journal; and (9) Conduct trainings and workshops on research writings for publication.
The RDO team believes that the demand for publication of the university’s scholarly technical papers or manuscripts could be systematically performed by this office through its competent technical working group.