Research productivity: Philippines’ most productive institutes and researchers in 2010

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9 Responses

  1. jake says:

    i think it’s good for the country that at least some research activities are coming out and getting published in peer reviewed journals.

    however, comparing institutions by showing raw data is a bit misleading, don’t you think? i mean, measuring productivity based on the raw output is not very objective…wouldn’t #publications/total #researcher give a more useful number?

    but at least we’re publishing papers, and that’s a good thing. now, if only our government will put more money into sci-tech…

    • myguide says:

      hi jake,

      thanks for your comment. that would be great indeed to look at the ratio of publication per researcher of each institute. unfortunately, i don’t have that data (number of researchers per institute), which may not be that easy to obtain.

      but if we look beyond the numbers, i think it is also equally interesting just to know the different institutions in the country that are actively doing research. so it was really a surprise to find out that other state universities outside the capital region were producing papers as well. more power (or funding) to them!

  2. Nath says:

    When we did the country report (2007) for the application of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, we made a ‘rough’ calculation on the ratio of publication per PhD per institution. Unfortunately this is only for Physics institutions/ Physics-related publications.

    ‘Rough’ because 1) we did not discriminate if the publications really belong to that physics institution and 2) the number of PhD in the Philippines is highly volatile.
    Example of (1) would be a Phys Chem paper from the Chemistry department but it will be aggregated with the Physics papers.

    Part of the country report can be read here:

  3. myguide says:

    hi nath, thanks for the additional information.

  4. Pol Yambot says:

    This report is very helpful especially to universities outside Metro Manila. We can see how we in CLSU fare as a state university and this serves as a challenge for us. I hope there will be a yearly report on this. Thanks.

  5. myguide says:

    hi pol, thanks. we will try our best to come up with another report next year.

  6. nice, i am glad to find this post.

    I am just curious how many authors did you find not connected to any institution?

  7. darwin says: intriguing that not one from any agency under DOST is included in the list…I think it tells a lot.