Vietnam’s Scientific Publications in the Period of COVID-19
Le-Van-Dung Nguyen1, Thi-Phuong-Thuy Le2, Thi-Diep Hoang3, Thu-Giang Tran4, Thi-Thanh-Thuy Nguyen5

1Le-Van-Dung Nguyen*, the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Vietnam.
2Thi-Phương-Thuy Le, the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Vietnam.
3Thi-Diep Hoang, the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Vietnam.
4Thu-Giang Tran, the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Vietnam.
5Thi-Thanh-Thuy Nguyen, the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Vietnam.
Manuscript received on September 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on September 13, 2020. | Manuscript published on September 15, 2020. | PP: 41-50 | Volume-5 Issue-1, September 2020. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijmh.A1134095120 | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.A1134.095120
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Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic is considered a global disaster that affects all areas of the world; however, it is also seen as a motivation for domestic and foreign scientists to focus on researching solutions to reduce its damage. This article aims to explore the correlation of scientific publications of countries in Southeast Asia, among research fields in Vietnam and among topics published by Vietnamese educational institutions in the context of a pandemic. 1392 Southeast Asian countries’ publications related to COVID-19 were referenced from the Scopus database, including 123 articles from Vietnam (up to August 27th, 2020). Statistics show that Vietnam ranks fifth in the number of scientific publications with research cooperation of researchers from 20 different countries. Regarding the research fields of Vietnam, medicine is the main research topic, social science ranks third following environmental science. In the field of social science, articles focus on four key topics: epidemic prevention, reduction of pandemic effects on life and socioeconomics, factors related to online learning of students, healthcare for the elderly. From the analysis results, the authors recommend that researchers should pay attention to other topics in the social sciences that have not been published, such as psychological effects of infected or suspected nCovi, the impact of COVID-19 to disadvantaged groups in society.
Keywords: Bibliometrics, scientific publication, social science, COVID-19, Vietnam.