1826 days

Quan-Hoang Vuong
Phenikaa University (Hanoi, Vietnam)

January 1, 2023

Since 2018, I have had a special taste for every first day of the year. That specialty comes from the special mark that on January 1, 2018, in the morning, I received two email messages announcing the publishing of two articles, one in Nature Human Behaviour [1] and the other in the Iranian Journal of Public Health [2].

: Article [2] in the NLM database; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29318126/

When the event of two articles being published arrived in the first place, I thought to myself, “Oh, this makes a good day.”

But as time passed, I gradually realized how special the day was. Every January 1 reminds me that I have survived the preceding year and am still here searching the memory of the past, whether good or bad. And, of course, the specific memory of the two articles returns.

Also, a question is sometimes asked: “How many times in a life does the first day of the year witness the publishing of two articles?”

Now I know the answer: “Not many!”

Happy New Year, 2023! Today, I have no publication news, but the memory of the two articles published 1826 days ago (exactly five years).


[1] Vuong QH. (2018). The (ir)rational consideration of the cost of science in transition economies. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(1), 5. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0281-4

[2] Vuong QH. (2018). Sociodemographic factors influencing Vietnamese patient satisfaction with healthcare services and some meaningful empirical thresholds. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 47(1), 119-126. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29318126/