Tuesday, April 30, 2013


By GABRIEL LAHOC - The National, April 8
THE PNG University of Technology (Unitech) last Friday celebrated the launch of the South Pacific Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics produced by its Mathematics and Computer Science Department.

Photo: Editor-in-chief and lecturer Dr Kenneth Nwabueze (left) and Mathematics and Computer Science acting head of department John Lanta looking on as Unitech acting vice-chancellor Dr John Pumwa cuts the ribbon to officially launch the journal. - Picture by GABRIEL LAHOC, The National

The journal is also the first in the South Pacific region to be reviewed and indexed in all major mathematics data base.

The first copies of the journals have been sent to other university libraries in PNG with plans for major university libraries around the world.

“I’m very proud of the department. It’s a big achievement for the department and Unitech, despite all the problems faced by the university you produced a journal which will be used in the international arena,” Unitech acting vice-chancellor Dr John Pumwa said.

He challenged all other departments to follow the example of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.

The journal’s editor-in-chief Dr Kenneth Nwabueze thanked the department and others involved in the production of the journal.

“This is only the start, we have a big job ahead to sustain this journal,” he said.

He added that the journal would publish high quality original research paper, survey papers, expository papers and research announcements describing new results with selection for publication based on reports from referees commissioned by its editorial board.

Head of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department John Lanta added that the milestone achievement would enhance research and inspire other departments which relied on Mathematics to publish their own journals.

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