The cover page of the Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology whose first special issue is dedicated to nuclear science and technology research papers by the researchers of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute.

Nuclear research featured in journal special issue

Nuclear science and technology research is featured in the first special issue of the Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology (MJST). Published by the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP), the MJST is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal which is now indexed in the ASEAN Citation Index and in the Clarivate Analytics - Emerging Sources Citation Index.

The special issue is the product of an agreement between the USTP and the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) to produce the first-ever special issue of the MJST on nuclear science and technology. Featured researches were selected from the papers presented at the 2nd Philippine Nuclear Research and Development Conference organized by the DOST-PNRI on December 8-10, 2020 as part of its Atomic Energy Week celebration.

Authored by local and international researchers, the papers highlight the significant role of radiation in various fields, such as agriculture, biochemistry, floriculture, and molecular genetics, among others. Also included are papers on the investigation of the Philippine Research Reactor- 1 of the DOST-PNRI, the successful synthesis of the anion electrolyte membrane, and the determination of soil radon exhilaration rates, among others.

“The DOST-PNRI is immensely appreciated for forging a partnership with USTP in this endeavor, the authors for choosing MJST as the publication venue of their works, and the esteemed reviewers for sharing their time and expertise in scrutinizing the papers,” says Dr. Ruel R. Cabahug, MJST editor-in-chief.

All published papers can be accessed at:

For three years in a row, the PNRI has been awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology as the DOST agency with the most number of international publications. In 2021, PNRI’s 48 research publications made up 44 percent of all the publications produced by the whole DOST System for the year.

The PNRI is the country’s lead agency in nuclear science and technology. The Institute is tasked to carry out research and development activities in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, to institute regulations on the said uses and to carry out the enforcement of said regulations to protect the health and safety of radiation workers and the general public. (Nuclear Information and Documentation Section, DOST-PNRI)