SSU submits CDRJ for CHED accreditation
Samar State University submitted the Countryside Development Journal (CDRJ), a refereed journal to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for accreditation. It hopes to qualify level A accreditation or the least level B wherein level A1 is the highest. Level B is considered national level journal while A and A1 are international journal in the definition of CHED-JAS. A1 categorized journals are those indexed by Thompson Reuters. Papers submitted are submitted to external experts reviewers.
Currently, the IT personnel of SSU is establishing an online format of the journal and hopefuly be able to submit for indexing. Indexing is very important for journals for easy tracking of its performance like citation count and journal impact factor. Journals without the online indexing lacks credibility. Reputable indexing organizations includes Thompson Rueters and Scupos to name a few.
CDRJ is published annualy and covers varied disciplines inclined to developing the countryside. Aside from research papers, CDRJ also accepts survey report, review of books or papers, case studies, position papers/reports, technical reports, engineering reports and the like. Specific areas include:
- engineering, science and technology driven community and regional development
- science-based development project implementation
- technology impact assessment/evaluation
- socio-economic condition (health, well-being, quality of life, sustainability) as impact of implemented science-based solutions.
- gender issues involved in scientific inquiries and development
- education, socio cultural studies related to countryside development
- technology development in support of micro, small and medium enterprises
- engineering and technology solutions to problems in the countryside