Winner! DOST-PTRI receives DOST-NAST PHL’s 2019 International Publication Award, Tops Journal Impact Factor

From L to R: Merlyn S. Mendioro, Ph.D - Director, Institute of Biological Sciences, UPLB, Atty. Lolibeth R. Medrano, Bureau of Patents, Academician Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, Ph.D, DOST Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña, PTRI Director Celia B. Elumba, NAST PHL Executive Director Luningning Samarita-Domingo and PTRI-RDD Chief Julius L. Leaño, Jr., Ph.D.

DOST-PTRI, with Dr. Leaño as the Lead Author and Co-Author of the published international papers, bested 10 DOST line agencies with the highest Journal Impact Factor (JIF) among the 72 IPA awardees, with a total of 35.623 JIF. Photos by:NAST PHL Secretariat and PTRI OD-TIPS

   Quezon City – The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) received the 2019 DOST International Publication Award (IPA) as Dr. Julius L. Leaño, Jr., Research and Development Division’s (RDD) Chief Science Research Specialist, garnered seven (7) of the recognition from the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) on December 10, 2019 at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is a gauge of the quality of papers published. The higher the JIF, the more cited and prestigious the journals are, which connotes more stringent standards of quality and novelty in the published works.

   The DOST Intellectual Property Awards aims to provide incentives to DOST researchers and institutions for international publication and granted patents and utility models. This is a partnership of DOST and NAST PHL since 2013 for the DOST IPA and DOST Granted Patent and Utility Model Awards. The 2019 Awards Committee is chaired by National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz.

DOST IPA is given annually to DOST scientists and researchers who publish their research outputs in Clarivate Analytics or Scopus in the last three (3) years with Php 60,000.00 per paper as incentive.

*Sources: NAST PHL - IPA Secretariat