The Philippine Agricultural Scientist
an international journal of tropical agriculture and related sciences, published quarterly by the College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The Philippine Agricultural Scientist (PAS) is a double-blinded peer review journal that aims to cover articles on original fundamental or applied research and, to a limited extent, critical research reviews, professorial chair lectures or book reviews on tropical agricultural science and related areas including environmental science, food science, engineering, biotechnology, economics, extension, rural sociology, development communication, agroforestry and silviculture and marine and fishery sciences.
The PAS was accredited with an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI; now known as Thomson Reuters, the largest database-publishing house in the world) status in 2001, making it the first international journal in the Philippines and Southeast Asia in the field of agriculture.
Founded in January 1911 by the student body of the College of Agriculture of the University of the Philippines. Originally named as “The Philippine Agriculturist and Forester”. Started in January 1911 when the Volume 1 Number 1 issue came out and later became an official publication of the college in 1917. “The Philippine Agriculturist and Forester aims to cover in its activity the field of the college, promoting as it can the education of the Filipino people in agriculture and forestry, and the agricultural and forest interests of the Islands.” In 1918, the journal name “The Philippine Agriculturist” was adopted, as a result of “the separation of the School of Forestry from the administrative control of the College of Agriculture in 1916” (PAS Vol. 7 No. 1) and persist to a greater part of the journal’s life until its issue in March 1999, where it became what it is known today – The Philippine Agricultural Scientist.
The Philippine Agricultural Scientist remains to be a high-quality publication highlighting the novelties and discoveries in tropical agricultural science and other related areas, and has indeed come a long way from being a journal managed by the College of Agriculture Student Body to one administered by the College of Agriculture Faculty, and now to a journal of international caliber
The Philippine Agricultural Scientist is dedicated to produce high-quality and up-to-date journal issues substantial to national and international circulation
The Philippine Agricultural Scientist showcases the best of all current research on agriculture and related fields from the University of the Philippines Los Baños and other national and international institutions through a quarterly international peer-reviewed journal
The Philippine Agricultural Scientist aims to cover in its activity the field of the college and the university, and publishes articles in the fields of tropical agricultural science and related areas including environmental science, food science, engineering, biotechnology, economics, extension, rural sociology, development communication, agroforestry and silviculture, and marine and fishery sciences