University of the Philippines Los Baños
Thursday, 08 June 2017 14:47

UPLB’s Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine is now CHED-recognized


The Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine (PJVM), published by the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), UPLB, is now a recognized journal of the Commission on Higher Education’s Journal Incentive Program (CHED-JIP).

The Program is CHED’s strategic funding portfolio that aims to elevate the state of science publishing in the country, particularly among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It seeks to promote quality, research integrity, honesty, and international standards among qualified journals of HEIs.

Of the two CHED-JIP categories, the PJVM has been accepted to the Journal Challenge (JC). Journals that are Scopus/Web of Science-indexed journals, such as the PJVM, are qualified to apply to the JC. The other category, called Journal Incubator, welcomes promising journals that have potential to attain the said “indexability.”

As a JC grantee from 2017 to 2019, PJVM will receive support from CHED to increase its scientific citation and to promote its social media presence and public engagement profiles. This will be in the form of an annual cash award of PhP 500,000; a technical support through the digital platform “Portal for Academic Knowledge” for online article submission, refereeing and manuscript tracking, and endorsement for library subscription. PJVM is also automatically nominated to the CHED REPUBLICA: Journal of the Year – JC Category award.

PJVM is a semi-annual peer and double blind-reviewed international journal of basic and applied research in veterinary medicine and science published by the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Its editorial board is headed by editor-in-chief, Dr. Jezie A. Acorda, professor at CVM and assistant to the chancellor.

Aside from being indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus & Embase, PJVM is also abstracted and indexed by Biological Abstracts, Focus on: Veterinary Science & Medicine, Zoological Records, CAB Abstracts, Index Veterinarius, Veterinary Bulletin, Parasitology Database, Helminthological Abstracts, Protozoological Abstracts, Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Philippine E-Journals, and UPLB Journals Online. (Kristine Araguas with information from CHED Memorandum No. 53 Series of 2016, Memorandum No. 50 Series of 2017, and The Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine Volume 54. No. 1 January to June 2017).