Members and awardees of the Department of Science and Technology’s National Academy of Science and Technology made it to the list of top ranking scientists in Philippine Institutions, based on Google Scholar Citations public profiles as reported by Webometrics, the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions.

Among the top 453 profiles listed in the third edition of the ranking, National Scientist (NS) Lourdes J. Cruz and Academician (Acd.) Jurgenne H. Primavera ranked second and third, respectively.

Meanwhile, academicians who made it to the top 20 includeAcd. Antonio L. Dans (rank 7), Acd. Rodel D. Lasco (rank 13), Acd.Arsenio M. Balisacan (rank 14), Acd. Gisela P. Concepcion (rank 16), Acd. Allan B. Bernardo (rank 18), and Fernando P. Siringan (rank 19).

Outstanding Young Scientist awardees also secured spots in the list namely, Arnel Salvador (rank 4), Raymond Tan (rank 5), Arvin C. Diesmos (rank 9), PorfirioAlino (rank 12), Ernesto Pernia (rank 15), and Mary Ann Lansang (rank 17). NS Gavino C. Trono Jr. landed on the 20th spot.

Cybermetrics Lab collected the data in the second week of June 2016 from the public profiles of researchers working in Philippine institutions,based on the Google Scholar Citations database.

Webometrics publishes a unique ranking of universities in every edition – a result of a careful investigation of a combination of indicators. Its data is generated by Cybermetrics Lab which has been developing quantitative studies on the academic web since the mid 90s.

The ranking aims to promote academic web presence by supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications, and other academic materials. It also uses web indicators as proxies in the correct, comprehensive, deep evaluation of the university global performance, taking into account its activities, outputs, and their relevance and impact.

Google Scholar (GS) is a free bibliographic database while Google Scholar Citations is a tool for setting up author profiles of individuals and their publications as covered by GS.

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