NS paper exceeded the latest milestone of 300K views


June 23, 2023

It is with great pleasure to inform the research community that our “near-suicide phenomenon” (NS) paper went past the new milestone of 300 thousand reads on June 15, 2023. The day was exactly3 months from the paper’s publication. The previous dates are April 7 (100K) and May 1 (200K). The following publisher’s official view chart gives us a feel of the evolution of reads.

Illustration: The NS paper’s number of views on the official publication page, provided by the publisher [1].

The NS paper has received more than 318K views and 7 citations from journal articles and counting. (Statistics as of June 23)

Apart from other things, it is worthwhile to mention the serious application of our philosophical cornerstones presented in older papers [2-3].


[1] Vuong QH, et al. (2023). Near-suicide phenomenon: An investigation into the psychology of patients with serious illnesses withdrawing from treatment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(6), 5173.

[2] 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

[3] Vuong QH. (2020). Reform retractions to make them more transparent. Nature, 582(7811), 149. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020Natur.582..149V/abstract