The PJCS is now on its 45th year of establishment. Through the years, PJCS continues to disseminate current research outputs and advancement in technology, and imparts new knowledge by publishing original papers on all aspects of crop science. The overwhelming number of national and international scientific papers submitted for publication is proof of the journal’s increasing readership and its being at par with other journals in the same category.
In the past year, the PJCS has accomplished a new milestone when it launched the online system of abstracts request (and soon the e-system of publication) — a bold leap to enhance its capacity to provide speedy exchange of knowledge and expand readership, and which will greatly contribute to improving its impact factor. We take great pride that four (4) articles published at PJCS received the outstanding paper awards from the National Academy of Science and Technology during its scientific meeting in July 2015. This marvelous feat speaks of the high-quality scientific results that the journal publishes and the competence of the reviewers and editors. These successful accomplishments were made possible by the highly commendable hard work and dedication of the editorial staff, and the excellent leadership and rigor of the editor-in-chief, Dr. Rhodora R. Aldemita, who also ensures that support for journal’s timely printing and distribution, is sustained.
I would like to invite all members and subscribers to continuously support PJCS by submitting papers for publication, subscribing regularly to the journal, and attending yearly conferences. Your contributions will not only help sustain the journal and maintain its high standard status but would also expedite its dissemination to a wider community, especially the state colleges and universities.
On behalf of the CSSP Board of Trustees and the Federation of the Crop Science Societies of the Philippines, we welcome every member to subscribe to current (Volume 40 issue) and future issues of the Philippine Journal of Crop Science.
To God be the glory! Mabuhay!
MA. REBECCA C LAZA, PhD
CSSP President 2015-2016