Vietnam Journal of Science
VJS BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Across the remote Pacific coast, the VEF Fellows aspire daily to contribute to Vietnam science. Gratitude to the country is expressed by specific action: a group of young people decided to set up a multidisciplinary scientific journal according to ISI standards. With this project, VEFFA desires to help increase international publication of Vietnam as well as contribute to industrial production, give a hand to promote the development of science and technology in Vietnam.
Fig. 1 VJS logo and motto
Vietnam Journal of Science (VJS) was established with the motto: “Science for a better world”. Journal entries will include: science news of Vietnam, science news of international Vietnamese, technology & application; research & review and portrait of scientist. VJS is expected to be the bridge for domestic and foreign intellectuals of Vietnamese to connect and corporate.
Fig. 2 VJS logo and motto
The difficulties are huge, the challenges are enormous; however, with the youthful enthusiasm and dedication to their homeland, the VEF Fellows are willing to accept the challenge “for a better world”. The success of this project depends largely on the contributions of leading intellectual brains of Vietnam. Therefore, the participation of Vietnamese scientists around the world is tremendous contribution to the journal. VJS hopes to receive the support of the scientific community in general and VEF fellows and scholars in particular, so that one day the science boat of Vietnam will merge with the human knowledge ocean.
VJS team comprises 2 groups namely Editorial Team and Executive Team. While the former is in charge of all content published on the journal, the latter covers VJS’s day-to-day activities such as finance, IT, PR. Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Phan Minh Liem, has the final say on what gets published and manages all day-to-day activities of the journal. The two groups are working together under the coordination of core team members who are key members in each team and MSc, PhD… in various fields as well.
Fig 3. Dr Phan Minh Liêm, MD Anderson, Houston, Texas, US
Over the past 3 years, VJS has organized (and co-organized) several events on various topics, from seminar on sustainable agriculture to workshop about how to publish scientific journal on international magazines. These activities are solid evidence for VJS’s eagerness to bring theory into reality and make science a tool for a better life.
In the next year, VJS is planning to publish a special issue on Cancer covering detection and diagnosis methods, types of treatment, to name a few. All articles are reviewed by cancer specialists before get published. Besides, series of articles on Nobel Prize aspires to provide understanding about one of the most prestigious awards available in science.
After 3 years, VJS has been recognized and archived by the Library of Congress (US) with ISSN 2374-8664. In addition, VJS Fanpage attracts more than 57,000 like which updates the scientific news regularly.
Fig 4. VJS Fan-page Activities
Regarding future plan, VJS attempts to participate in the open access journal system (DOAJ) and heading to the standards of international scientific journal such as Scopus, SCI, ISI … in order to improve the impact factor.