Philippine Science Letters
vol. 3 | no. 1 | 2010
published online February 18, 2010


LETTERS TO THE EDITORS


Birth, Death, and Salvation of Journals


by Raul K. Suarez
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara
California 93106-9610 USA


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Perhaps it is the combination of inexperience among members of the scientific community (Alcala AC. Biodiversity research in the Philippines from 1998-2003. ASEAN Biodiversity 2004; 4: 26-31) and the challenges faced by libraries (Roman ER. Academic publishing in the 21st century. In The University of the Philippines Forum vol 8 2007; http://www.up.edu.ph/upforum.php?issue=20&i=156) that leads to excessive focus on whether journals are “international” or “ISI-indexed” in discussions concerning where to publish. It is time for more nuanced discussion concerning journals and the publishing of scientific papers.

Email: suarez@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Submitted: February 8, 2010
Accepted: February 10, 2010
Published: February 18, 2010