DTU Publishes 521 Papers in 2018

In 2018, DTU researchers and lecturers published 521 papers in international ISI or Scopus indexed journals.

Các nhà khoa h?c làm vi?c t?i phòng thí nghi?m hi?n d?i t?i ÐH Duy Tân 
Researchers in DTU’s state-of-the-art laboratories

498, or 96% of these papers appeared in ISI-indexed journals, and the rest in Scopus journals. Publications were 42.3% higher than 2017. DTU also published 33 papers in other international journals, compiled 22 book chapters and edited 7 books, distributed internationally by Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Chapman & Hall, IOS Press and IGI Global.

Increasing research quality and diversity

The quality of each paper is normally measured by the journal that publishes it and two factors are commonly used:

- The journal ranking within a research area, ranging from Q1 down to Q4.

- The Impact Factor (IF).

Being published in the leading ISI or Scopus journals or others with high IFs is challenging proposition which demands highly influential results, a major breakthrough or the introduction of a new direction in research.

In 2018, DTU’s Highest Quality (Q1) papers accounted for 48.6% of the total.

A total of 85.4% of the papers fell into the Q1 and Q2 categories and 13.8% into Q3 and Q4, demonstrating the rewards of large-scale DTU investments over the years in research teams and laboratories.


ÐH Duy Tân công b? 521 bài báo ISI/SCOPUS trong nam 2018

Many of the DTU papers appeared in high-impact ISI-indexed journals, including, for the first time, papers produced by a medical research group, headed by Nguyen Tat Cuong, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which has an IF of 79. This was an honor for DTU and for Vietnam, proving how Vietnamese researchers can publish innovative articles at the highest level of medical industry literature.

The same research group also published in other leading medical journals, including eleven papers in The Lancet (IF = 53), one in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, IF = 48), four in The Lancet Neurology (IF = 27), three in The Lancet Infectious Diseases (IF = 25), and two in JAMA Oncology (IF = 20). Other DTU medical and biological teams published papers in high-IF journals, such Nature Communications, PLoS Medicine, Cancer Research, Clinical Infectious Diseases and PNAS. 

Technology, Engineering and Natural Science researchers also made significant contributions, with 61 papers in journals with IFs of 4 or more. Especially of note is the paper “Large-Scale Conductive Yarns Based on Twistable Korean Traditional Paper (Hanji) for Super Capacitor Applications: Toward High-Performance Paper Super Capacitors” published in Advanced Energy Materials (IF = 22) by a group led by Le Hoang Sinh, who was also the corresponding author.

In 2018, thirteen papers in Economics, Management, Services, and Social Sciences were also published in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. Ranjan Bandyopadhyay from the Institute for Socio-Economic Research had his published in one of the leading tourism journals, Annals of Tourism Research (IF = 5); Le Ngoc Tuan’s paper appeared in the International Journal of Hospitality Management (IF = 3); and Duong Nguyen Khanh Linh’s in Sustainability (IF = 2). Although the number of publications is still quite low, DTU has put Vietnam on the global map of socio-economic research.

Remaining in the Nature Index

2018 is the third consecutive year that DTU has been listed in the Nature Index as one of the ten top Vietnamese universities and research institutions publishing fundamental and natural science papers internationally.

X?p h?ng cho nam 2018 
2018 ranking. Source: Nature Index

Ranked eighth, DTU is the only listed university in central Vietnam. Only five on the list are universities, the Hanoi University of Sciences, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University in HCMC, Ton Duc Thang University and DTU.

DTU should be very proud of keeping up with other longer-established universities with strong track records and being included in the Nature Index for several years straight, proving that DTU is now one of the top 5 research universities in Vietnam.

List of DTU’s papers in 2018 at https://bit.ly/2HB3WGI

For more information on scientific research and international publications at DTU, see: Research at DTU 

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