Los Banos, Laguna – On its 44th year, Sylvatrop, the official technical journal of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Philippine ecosystems and natural resources, is pleased to announce that the journal is now open access.

Sylvatrop remains true to its mission to provide researchers with a quality, peer-reviewed and now open access venue to publish new discoveries that will advance the scientific development in the country.

“Now that the journal is open access, we hope that Sylvatrop becomes more relevant and accessible to students, academics, researchers, and development practitioners that are working for the improvement of the field of ecosystems and natural resources”, said For. Mayumi Quintos Natividad, Sylvatrop’s Editor-in-Chief.

Sylvatrop’s latest issue features selected papers which explore methods of alleviating climate change impacts through disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) strategies with SWAT modeling, innovative methods of tracking environmental stress, literature mining of Philippine Dipterocarps, and the development of a flash flood guidance through a Geographic Information System. The issue is in collaboration with the Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management (INREM) of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

The latest issue may now be accessed online and downloaded HERE for free. Sylvatrop journal is being published by the DENR through the Sylvatrop Editorial Board led by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) together with nine DENR offices, bureaus, and attached agencies, namely: Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Forest Management Bureau (FMB), Human Resource Development Service (HRDS) of DENR, Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), Lands Management Bureau (LMB), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), and Office of the Secretary (OSEC).

ERDB Director Nonito M. Tamayo and Sylvatrop’s Executive Director stressed the importance of the journal as it continues to serve as conduit for scientific knowledge and provide vital inputs in developing plans, programs, and strategies for the protection of the ecosystems and natural resources in the country.

Sylvatrop is one of the few out of the hundreds of Philippine journals that are listed in the Clarivate Analytics Master Journal List. Since 1976, Sylvatrop has served as a main vehicle in documenting and disseminating research outputs on ecosystems, natural resources, and related fields.

To date, the journal has already produced more than 500 scientific articles on forestry, biodiversity, ecosystems, pollution, and many other emerging topics on environment and natural resources (ENR). Adreana Santos-Remo