In a bid to become the first university in Visayas and Mindanao to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with C & E Publishing for inclusion in the prestigious, Dr. Mariano M. Lerin, CPA signed the MOA on September 29, 2010 at the AVR 3 of Liceo de Cagayan University.

Mr. Maximo E. Gomez, Executive Vice President of C and E Publishing was represented by Ms. Helen Gomez, the Regional Sales Manager for Visayas and Mindanao. Two journals are covered in the agreement: the Liceo Journal of Higher Education Research and the Nursing Research Journal.

The Liceo Journal is nationally ranked by the Commission on Higher Education Journal Accreditation Service as Category B by virtue of CMO 09 series of 2010 making it the first research journal from a private university and one of two journals to get the distinction in Mindanao. According to the website, “The Liceo Journal of Higher Education Research is a peer reviewed, ranked journal (Category B) by the Commission on Higher Education Journal Accreditation Service. The contents are multidisciplinary: health, behavioral and social science; business, law and public policy; education, culture and arts; philosophy and religion; science and mathematics; and, engineering,ict and technology. The main objective is to provide a forum for discussion of issues, problems and new discoveries across disciplines which affect higher education and society.The Liceo Journal is published annually every December by the Liceo Press of Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao.”

The Liceo Journal of Higher Education Research is also multi-awarded by the Philippine Association of Institutions for Research: International Journal Publication Website Award 2010, Quality Assurance Award for Plagiarism Detection, the Quality Assurance Award for Journal Publications (Gold Prize), Quality Assurance Award for Peer Review System, and Outstanding Performance of the Editorial Board of Journal Publications. The composition of the editorial board includes Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon, Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Veneracion G. Cabana from the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, USA, Dr. Victor B. Amoroso senior scientist, Central Mindanao University, Dr. Imelda G. Pagtulon-an researcher of the Research Institute for Mindanao Culture of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, and Dr. Benito C. Tan of the National University of Singapore. The Liceo Journal is being read by researchers in 115 countries. Meanwhile, the Nursing Research Journal has Donna Lou E. Neri as Editor-in-Chief, Mrs. Ma. Chona V. Palomares, and Dr. Elnora Manuta as members of the editorial board.

PHOTO: Dr. Mariano M. Lerin, President of Liceo de Cagayan University signing the MOA witnessed by Ms. Helen Gomez, Regional Sales Manager of C & E Publishing and Dr. Genaro V. Japos, Director of Research and Publication.

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