The Philippine Agricultural Scientist, an international journal
of tropical agriculture published quarterly, is a significant repository of scientific works in the agricultural sciences not
only in Southeast Asia but also in tropical countries especially the developing ones. It is now on its 96th volume and is published
in English. The findings reported herein are applicable not only in Southeast Asia but also in most tropical countries. We receive
manuscripts from all over the world including African countries.
Founded in January 1911 by the student body of the College of Agriculture, the journal is published by the College of Agriculture,
University of the Philippines Los Baños, which is recognized as a premier institution of
higher learning in agriculture in Southeast Asia.
The quality of the journal has been maintained through the years by its two-reviewer double-blind peer review process and the active role of the editor-in-chief in technical editing. Our section editors are seasoned editors of scientific publications of national and professional societies or authors recognized in their own fields of study not only here in the Philippines but also in Southeast Asia or in the international scene. The journal follows the editorial conventions set forth in the Manual of the Council of Biology Editors, 6th ed. (1994).
In 1999, the name of the journal was changed from The Philippine Agriculturist to The Philippine Agricultural Scientist to reflect the change in focus implemented in the last decade from technologies to information from laboratories and technologies. The journal covers articles in the agricultural sciences and related fields including agroecosystems, food science, engineering, biotechnology, economics, extension, rural sociology, development communication, agroforestry and silviculture, and marine and fishery science. Recognizing the scientists responsibility to the public to disseminate and promote the better understanding of scientific information and data, we have included an "Article Digests" section, which contains summaries of articles in easy-to-understand non-technical language.
In 2001, the journal gained approval from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) to be included in its Current Contents and Science Citation Index (SCI).
THE PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST was given the 1998 Outstanding Journal Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippines.
THE PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST is currently
abstracted/indexed in: Abstracts on Hygiene and
Communicable Diseases, AgBiotech News and Information,
Agricultural Economics Database, Agricultural
Engineering Abstracts, Agroforestry Abstracts, Animal
Breeding Abstracts, Animal Production Database, Animal
Science Database, Biocontrol News and Information,
Crop Physiology Abstracts, Crop Science Database,
Current Contents, Dairy Science Abstracts,
Environmental Science Database, Field Crops Abstracts,
Forest Science Database, Forestry Abstracts, Global
Health, Grassland and Forage Abstracts,
Helminthological Abstracts, Horticultural Science
Abstracts, Index Veterinarius, Irrigation and Drainage
Abstracts, Maize Abstracts, Nematological Abstracts,
Ornamental Horticulture Abstracts, Pig News and
Information, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Plant Genetic
Resources Abstracts, Plant Genetics and Breeding
Database, Plant Growth Regulator Abstracts, Plant
Protection Database, Postharvest News and Information,
Potato Abstracts, Poultry Abstracts, Review of
Agricultural Entomology, Review of Aromatic and
Medicinal Plants, Review of Medical and Veterinary
Entomology, Review of Plant Pathology, Rice Abstracts,
Science Citation Index, Seed Abstracts, Soil Science
Database, Soils and Fertilizer, Soybean Abstracts,
Sugar Industry Abstracts, Veterinary Bulletin,
Veterinary Science Database, Weed Abstracts, Wheat
Barley and Triticale Abstracts, and World Agricultural
Economics and Sociology Abstracts.
by the College of Agriculture,
University of the Philippines Los Baños