November 2022 – Article
Article: How to move open science from the periphery to the centre
Vietnamese Regional Chapter Chair, Hiep Pham, has published an article entitled: How to move open science from the periphery to the centre.
Open science has been a feature of academia in Vietnam for more than a decade, along with open education which has been in place since the late 2000s. Since then open science has flourished and permeated a variety of academic fields in Vietnam. Hiep Pham discussed how open science could be moved from the periphery to the centre in this article published by University World News.
November 2022 – Article
Article: Science beyond English: to what extent do Vietnamese scholars publish in non-English languages?
Although English has become the lingua franca for scholarly communication, scholars worldwide publish in other languages. Nevertheless, few studies have answered the question, “To what extent do scholars publish in non-English languages?” This study addresses that question, limiting its scope to Vietnamese scholars.
Authors Van Luong Nguyen, Dinh-Hai Luong, Hiep-Hung Pham. (2022).
Science editing, 9(2), 105.
November 2022 – Activity, Event
Open book release: 55 years of educational science in Vietnam
"55 years of educational science in Vietnam" is a free open book licensed under Creative Commons. 4.0 CC BY-NC-SA.
On November 22, 2022, Chengdu University organized an event to launch the book "55 years of Vietnamese Science and Education". The program introduced the book's co-authors Dr. Phan Thi Thanh Thao - Rector of Chengdu University, Dr. Pham Hiep - Reduvation Research at Chengdu University and Reduvation Education Innovation research group.
September 2022 – Article
Media publication: Early career researchers can help fix peer review delays
Article in Times Higher Education by Quan-Hoang Vuong published in September 2022 entitled 'Early career researchers can help fix peer review delays.'
July 2022 – Article
Article: The Editor: A demanding but underestimated role in scientific publishing
Opinion piece by Quan-Hoang Vuong in Learned Publishing 35 from July 2022.
- Editorial services and editors' hard work are mostly underestimated, and yet the increase in articles, issues and journals requires more editors.
- Early Career Researchers should be encouraged to join editorial teams to advance their careers and improve their research skills.
- Working as an editor should receive greater recognition and reward, which will encourage greater participation by senior and junior researchers.
- Senior editors should create training opportunities for ECRs as it will help strengthen editorial teams and build resilience.
- The key requirements for any ECR joining an editorial team are to learn the rules, become an excellent communicator, learn to read in different roles and be prepared to do their homework.
Peer Review Week 2021 Document translation
June 2021 – Discussion
Debate: Preprints are going to replace journals (Asia and eastern time zones)
Vietnamese representatives joined the Debate for Asia and eastern time zones
June 2021 – Event
Round table: Internationalization of editing, reviewing and publishing practices: New requirements and challenges.
Satellite session to the 15th EASE Conference
June 2021 – Seminar
Roundtable: Internationalization of editing, reviewing and publishing practices: Emerging demands and challenges
Satellite session to the 15th EASE Conference: Roundtable: Internationalization of editing, reviewing and publishing practices: Emerging demands and challenges.
April 2021 – Translation
EASE Quick Check Table for Submissions – Vietnamese translation
December 2020 – Seminar
Seminar on Research Outputs in Social Sciences and Humanities of Vietnam from Scopus database: Overview and Implication:
Vietnam RC's event
November 2020 – Article
Article: A spike in the scientific output on social sciences in Vietnam for recent three years: Evidence from bibliometric analysis in Scopus database (2000–2019)
Article published in the Journal of Information Science November 2020
Bibliometric analysis of 3105 publications retrieved from the Scopus database was conducted to evaluate bibliographic content of scientific output on social sciences in Vietnam, for the 2000–2019 period. Our main findings show that the number of publications on social sciences from Vietnam has increased significantly over the last two decades, and there was a spike in the scientific output for the recent three years when the number of publications accounted for 53.76% of the collection.
Authors: Binh Pham-Duc, Trung Tran, Thao-Phuong-Thi Trinh, Tien-Trung Nguyen, Ngoc-Trang Nguyen, Hien-Thu-Thi Le
October 2020 – Article
The adoption of international publishing within Vietnamese academia from 1986 to 2020
Article published in Learned Publishing 34(2), 175-186.
This study examines the use of international publishing (i.e. publishing in journals/books indexed by international bibliometrics databases) within academia in Vietnam since Doi Moi (the Renovation) in 1986. Document analysis and in-depth interviews with 20 Vietnamese scholars were undertaken to address the research objective. The findings revealed three important milestones in academic development in Vietnam: 1986–2008, 2008–2017, and 2017 to the present.
Authors: Thi Thu Ha Nguyen, Hiep-Hung Pham, Quan-Hoang Vuong, Quoc-Thai Cao, Viet-Hung Dinh, Dinh Duc Nguyen
July 2020 – Article
Article: The rise of preprints and their value in social sciences and humanities
Essay published in Science Editing Volume 7(1); 2020 > Article
Introduction from the author - In this short essay I describe the experience I have gained from my own ‘experiments,’ so to speak, on the actual value of non-peer-reviewed preprints in social sciences and humanities and whether they are beneficial for their authors. To present my ideas about the possible value of preprints as a means of (somewhat primitive) scientific publishing, the article will start with three cases, in which my preprints turned out to be useful and citable. Then, it proceeds to draw some short but worthwhile lessons for prospective authors.
Author: Quan-Hoang Vuong
January 2020 – Article
Article: Plan S, self-publishing, and addressing unreasonable risks of society publishing
Article published in Learned Publishing 33(1), 64-68.
- Societies face increasing pressure to contain costs and retain revenues, which are threatened by open access mandates.
- Funders and other science publishing campaigns need to recognize the value of learned societies and work with them to sustain the production of quality knowledge.
- Self-publishing via preprint servers may threaten the quality of academic research.
- Societies can reinforce their value proposition through a model of academic entrepreneurship, including research activities, media engagement, and consultancy.
Author: Quan-Hoang Vuong
December 2019 – Article
Article: The limitations of retraction notices and the heroic acts of authors who correct the scholarly record: an analysis of retractions of papers published from 1975-2019
Article published in Learned Publishing, 33(1), 64-68.
While researchers with retracted papers carry a permanent stain on their publishing records, understanding the causes and initiators of such retractions can shed a different light on the matter. This paper, based on a random sample of 2,046 retracted papers, which were published between 1975 and 2019, extracted from Retraction Watch and the websites of major publishers, shows that 53% of the retraction notices do not specify who initiated the retraction. The results carry three implications for scientific transparency: retraction notices need to be more informative; limitation sections ought to be a required and even an open section of all published articles; and finally, promoting ‘heroic acts’ in science can positively change the current publishing culture.
Author: Quan-Hoang Vuong
January 2019 – PR
Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology’s newspaper, Science and Development, introduces the Vietnam Chapter to the academic circle. Article by Thu Huyen