Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

35th Anniversary of Vietnam Social Sciences Magazine (10/10/1983 - 10/10/2018)


In the morning of October 10th 2018, in Hanoi, Vietnam Social Science Magazine solemnly celebrated its 35th anniversary ceremony. This event was organized to look back on the glorious 35 years of formation and development. Thus, to encourage the young generation to continue promoting solidarity, democracy, innovation, intellectual, practical contribution to the good implementation of the political mission of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS).

Attending the ceremony, representatives of VASS included: Prof. Dr. Pham Van Duc, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Vice President of VASS; Prof. Dr. Pham Xuan Nam, former Vice President of VASS, former Editor-in-Chief of the Magazine; Prof.Dr. Ho Sy Quy, former Director of Institute of Social Sciences Information; representatives from president assistant units of VASS; leaders  from member units of VASS Comrades are leaders of units under the Academy; the editor-in-chief and deputy editor-in-chief of the magazines and many delegates are collaborators of Vietnam Social Science Magazine over the years.

Prof.Dr. Pham Van Duc, Vice President of VASS presented at the Ceremony   Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Ha, Editor-in-Chief of <br>Vietnam Social Science Magazine presented at the Ceremony

Over 35 years of formation and development, as of September 2018, Vietnam Social Science Magazine has published 158 issues in English, 184 issues in Vietnamese; both versions are prominent in the magazines on social sciences in Vietnam. With history, Vietnam Social Science Magazine has received many noble titles such as: in 2003 received Certificate of Merit for excellent achievements in work from National Center for Social Sciences and Humanities of Vietnam (former name of VASS); in 2004, received Certificate of Merit for contributing to the formation and development of social sciences in Vietnam from Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (former name of VASS); in 2007 and 2009, was awarded the title of Excellent Labor Collective; in 2010, received the Government's Emulation Flag and Certificate of Merit; in 2013, received Third-class Labor Medal from Prime Minister.

It can be seen that during the 35 years of formation and development, Vietnam Social Science Magazine has constantly strived to become a press unit with a prestige in the journal system of social sciences, ensuring the political orientation of the Party and State with increasing scientific quality, which is widely read in and outside the country.

In statement of congratulations, Prof. Dr. Pham Van Duc warmly congratulated the achievements that Vietnam Social Science Magazine has achieved in the past 35 years. At the same time, he suggested some objectives that should be focus in the coming time, details are as follow: (1) Focus resources to upgrade the quality of English magazine; (2). Apply policies to attract scientists to participate in international conferences for journal writing; (3) Select high-quality articles in specialized journals, then, editing, adding, upgrading quality, translation priority to post  in the English magazine; (4)  Apply policy to order articles from with managers of key topics in order to create better as well as to improve quality of the magazine; (5) Take advantages of the internal staffs qualified in English by offering them suitable positions to improve the quality of the magazine...

Overview of the 35th anniversary of Vietnam Social Science Magazine

In the warm atmosphere, many scientists, delegates, distinguished guests shared the advantages and disadvantages that Vietnam Social Science Magazine has achieved and are encountering, together analyzed the barriers, directly addressed the endogenous problems, in order to find the appropriate direction and solution for the development of the Magazine.

Expression of thanks for the comments of Prof. Dr. Pham Van Duc and many participants, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Ha, Editor-in-Chief of Vietnam Social Science Magazine said that in the context of integration, the magazine will try to follow the direction of the leaders of VASS, learn from the experiences of others to find out the appropriate direction to improve and renew publication activities of the magazine based on following objectives: (1) To well propagate political tasks of the Party and the State from the social sciences perspective, contribute to raise people's intellectual level associated with practical issues in Vietnam; (2) By the year 2025, to become one of the leading magazine in the field of social science, meeting the international standards of a scientific magazine; (3) To make Vietnam Social Science Magazine the reliable scientific community in publishing research results of social sciences; (4) To build a team of officials with sound political ideals, good moral and lifestyles, and high quality; (5) To build a collaborators team with high quality and large numbers; (6) To bring the magazine to a large number of readers in and outside the country, thus to improve the efficiency of contributing to society.

Pham Vinh Ha

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