University of the Philippines Los Baños
Monday, 11 September 2017 16:53

Journal of Environmental Science and Management gets CHED recognition


The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has recognized the Journal of Environmental Science and Management (JESAM) as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) journal under its Journal Incentive Program (JIP) effective Aug 8, 2017. CHED announced this through Memorandum Order No. 66, Series of 2017.

As an international peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journal indexed in Web of Science (WoB) Thomson Reuters and Sciverse-Scopus, JESAM was conferred the Journal Challenge (JC) grant and will be awarded PhP500,000 every year for three years (2017-2019). JESAM will also be provided with technical support for online article submission, refereeing, and manuscript tracking including endorsement to library subscriptions, among others.

Based on the Journal Citation Reports® 2016, JESAM’s Impact Factor has increased to 0.323 in 2016 from 0.146 in 2015, 0.250 in 2014, 0.103 in 2013, and 0.179 in 2012 resulting in a five-year Impact Factor of 0.400 and the highest that it has achieved during the period. Impact Factor is a quantitative tool of Thomson Reuters to evaluate peer-reviewed journals by “measuring the frequency by which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular period.” A journal’s annual impact factor is computed using the “ratio between citations and recent citable items published.”

JESAM is a publication of the UPLB School of Environmental Science and Management. Regular issues are released every June and December while thematic special issues covering topics that are also relevant to solving environmental problems are published occasionally. More information about JESAM may be accessed on  and

JESAM is the second UPLB journal to be accepted in CHED-JIP. In May 2017, the Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine made it to the first batch of JC grantees. (Cherry Sy Padilla,