1. History

In 1997, the Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam established the Science & Technology Development Journal, with its first issue published in 1998. The Science & Technology Development Journal is a multidisciplinary and multi-field publication with 6 sections, including (1) natural sciences, (2) engineering and technology, (3) economics-law and management, (4) social sciences and humanities, (5) earth and environmental sciences, and (6) health sciences.

After 20 years of development, due to the high number of submissions and in order to introduce its works to the international community, in 2017, the Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City decided to restructure the Science and Technology Development Viet Nam Journal into 7 journals, including the Science & Technology Development Journal continuing to publish articles entirely in English, transforming the 6 sections into 6 journals that publish mostly in Vietnamese.

The Science and Technology Development Journal: Health Sciences was formed from one section of the Science & Technology Development Journal. This journal published its first issue in 2020. Since 2020, the Science and Technology Development Journal: Health Sciences has become the official journal of the School of Medicine, a member of the Viet Nam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, and is published by the National University of Ho Chi Minh City.


2. Focus and Scope

The Science and Technology Development Journal: Health Sciences is dedicated to advancing the understanding and application of knowledge in all areas related to health and healthcare. Our scope encompasses a broad range of interdisciplinary topics including, but not limited to:

Public Health: Research addressing population health, epidemiology, health promotion, disease prevention, and health policy.
Clinical Research: Studies investigating diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, as well as clinical trials and outcomes research.
Healthcare Management: Exploration of organizational and managerial aspects of healthcare delivery, quality improvement, healthcare economics, and healthcare systems.
Health Informatics: Innovations in health information technology, electronic health records, telemedicine, and health data analytics.
Health Education: Strategies for health education, health literacy, patient empowerment, and community-based interventions.
Global Health: Examination of health disparities, international health systems, global health governance, and cross-cultural health issues.
Mental Health and Well-being: Research focusing on mental health disorders, psychological well-being, psychotherapy, and psychiatric interventions.
Nutrition and Dietetics: Studies related to nutrition science, dietary patterns, nutritional interventions, and diet-related diseases.
Environmental Health: Investigations into environmental determinants of health, occupational health, pollution, climate change, and sustainable health practices.
Healthcare Ethics and Law: Exploration of ethical issues in healthcare delivery, patient rights, healthcare law, and bioethics.

The Science and Technology Development Journal: Health Sciences welcomes original research articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, theoretical perspectives, case studies, and letters to the editor. Our aim is to provide a platform for scholarly exchange and dissemination of high-quality research that contributes to improving health outcomes and advancing the field of health sciences globally.