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VAST leads for 5 consecutive years in the number of international publications in Vietnam ranked by the Nature Index

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Nature Index has just published the results of ranking the number of international publications by higher education institutions, research organizations, countries and regions. Accordingly, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) continues to hold first place in the number of international publications across the country during the period July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020, marking 5 consecutive years leading the ranking list since 2016.

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A chart of the number of publications in Nature

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A chart of the total author's contribution rate in publications

The Nature Index is known as the ranking of research units or countries, built on the basis of 82 scientific journals in 4 fields: Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science & Environment and Life Science. These are very famous journals, selected from tens of thousands of prestigious scientific journals around the world. Nature Index's assessment method is based on two indicators, AC (Article Count) - the number of scientific articles of the unit/country in the current time frame, published in high-impact journals and FC (Fractional Count) - the contribution rate of the authors from that unit/country (rate equal to 1.0 for a claim when 100% of the authors are in the same unit/country). The Nature Index published each year reflects the size and extent of high-quality research collaboration at the national and regional-level research and higher education institutions.

In the period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, the number of AC articles in Vietnam is 74, the number of articles in FC terms is 15.27. In which, Physical Science accounted for the highest FC score with 9.77 points. Followed by Chemistry with 2.46 FC points. Life Science has 1.7 points. Finally, the Earth Science and Environment has 1.43 points. VAST is the leading unit in the list of domestic higher education institutions and research units in scientific research with 33 AC points and 3.52 points FC.

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Top 10 universities and research institutes with many international publications ranked by Nature Index from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

The consecutive presence in the prestigious rankings of the world for scientific research shows the internal force of the quality of the publications. With this result, VAST continues to affirm its position, and strive to maintain its leading role in national scientific research, multidisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research, with science and technology workers with high professional level, modern technical facilities, an advanced level in the world, with extensive international cooperation relations with many countries with developed science and technology. This meets well the requirements of science and technology development and sustainable socio-economic development of the country.

Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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