Category: Views

Views on issues affecting Philippine science

Learning from Success Stories

by Prof. Raul Suarez Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology University of California, Santa Barbara When we examine success stories in Philippine science, we see common features. For example, at the University of...

ISI-journal myths and phobias

by Prof. Raul Suarez Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology University of California, Santa Barbara Some recent messages may appear to sanctify ISI-indexed journals as well as to demonize local journals and everything...

Realities in RP science

by Raul Kamantigue Suarez, PhD During my recent Balik Scientist visit to the Philippines, a very dear scientist friend said she had gotten tired of reading articles such as this because, after issues have...

Myths in RP science

by Raul Kamantigue Suarez Much has already been written concerning the low productivity of the Philippine scientific community. A quantitative measure of this, for example, the number of papers published in journals indexed by...

RP scientists to blame for poor science

by Flor Lacanilao, PhD. Retired professor of marine science UP Diliman (NOTE: The following is Prof. Lacanilao’s reply to comments sent to Star Science editor on his series of four Star Science papers: I....

Flexibility is key to success

By Sandra Holley Balancing family with a career in science requires a large degree of flexibility, claimed women scientists at the Women in Science at Cornell (WISC) annual couples’ dinner, held Nov. 27 in...

On Investigatory Projects in Science

For the past several months, we notice that our guestbook has been receiving several requests for investigatory projects in science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc). Some are asking only for ideas, while others simply want...