Over the last one-and-a-half years, several scientific papers written or co-written by Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) researchers have been featured in some of the world's most notable academic journals.

The said periodicals are all listed under Clarivate Analytics (formerly ISI or Institute for Scientific Information), a publishing service that accredits journals based on strict standards of quality and whose ratings are used worldwide as a measure of a publication’s prestige and impact.

An academic journal is published primarily to promote the progress of science by reporting new research. Every article in these journals undergoes a process called peer

review, in which experts assess the quality of the research before recommending whether or not it should be accepted. When published, each paper expands the library of evidence-based literature available to all scientists and contributes to the overall knowledge base of science.

The DOST-FPRDI papers featured in the Clarivate Analytics-accredited journals included the following:

Effect of glueline treatment using tobacco stalk and leaf midrib additives on the strength of urea formaldehyde-bonded plywood by Juanito Jimenez Jr., Menandro Acda, Hidelisa Hernandez International Wood Products Journal 12 (4)

Physico-mechanical properties of two Philippine bamboos thermally-modified in a steam environment by Juanito Jimenez Jr., Michaela Macalinao, Gilberto Sapin Philippine Journal of Science 150 (1)

Veneer and plywood properties of yemane (Gmelina arborea Roxb.) from 3, 5 & 7-year-old plantation trees by Juanito Jimenez Jr., Dennis Gilbero, Marina Alipon International Wood Products Journal 12 (4)

Physical and mechanical properties of selected fruit-bearing and underutilized tree species in the Philippines by Marina Alipon, Elvina Bondad, Oliver Marasigan Philippine Journal of Science 151 (1)

Physical and mechanical properties of stems and branches of falcata [Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes] grown in Caraga, Philippines by Oliver Marasigan, Ramon Razal, Wilfredo Carandang, Marina Alipon Philippine Journal of Science 151 (2)

Physico-mechanical properties of arc-laminated giant bamboo using thermally-modifed segments by James Ramos, Juanito Jimenez Jr., Menardo Acda European Journal of Wood and Wood Products (Online Edition)

Anatomical properties of 3, 5, 7-year-old falcata [Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes] grown in Caraga, Philippines by Marina Alipon, Elvina Bondad, Dennis Gilbero, Juanito Jimenez Jr., Emmanuel Domingo, Oliver Marasigan Philippine Journal of Science 15Utilization of spiked pepper (Piper aduncum L.) as feedstock for gasification by Rogelio Rantael Jr., Manolito Bambase Jr., Nelson Pampolina, Rex Demafelis, Monet Concepcion Detras, Alexis Belonio Philippine Journal of Science 151 (1) (by Rizalina K. Araral, DOST-FPRDI)