NS paper’s number of views surpassed the Swedish science advice paper


June 27, 2023

We are pleased to inform you that our NS paper [1] received 331.3 thousand views at 11:23 AM (Hanoi time) today.

Figure 1. Total views of the NS paper (published: March 15, 2023)

This number of views exceeded the total views of the Swedish science advice paper in HSSComms [2], one of very few extremely well-read published research.

Figure 2. Total views of the Swedish science advice paper (published: March 22, 2022)

The rationale for this piece is simple. When the NS paper was published a little over 3 months ago, our dream was to receive attention from global audiences. The most striking and extremely well-read one at the time was that 13-month-old Swedish article [2]. This paper has, in fact, opened our eyes regarding the true impact on a global scale.

Our research team has very few resources, to the extent that the cost concern has always been of the utmost importance in every single action for us [3]. Therefore, we constantly reminded ourselves of all possible weaknesses and limitations and tried our best to safeguard ourselves from any integrity risks [4].

That’s why the performance of the NS paper has always been a beacon for our team to observe. And here it is. Reaching hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide could only be a dream when we were drafting the manuscript a year ago.

Figure 3. arXiv:2306.14230 (June 27, 2023)

The hallmark came at a point when our submission of the “blood currency” manuscript was also approved to go live on arXiv (arXiv:2306.14230). The approval has given the manuscript another life thanks to arXiv’s prestige in the math-physics and computer sciences communities.


[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] Brusselaers N, et al. (2022). Evaluation of science advice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9, 91.

[3] Vuong QH. (2018). The (ir)rational consideration of the cost of science in transition economies. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(1), 5.

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

[5] Vuong QH, (2023). The blood currency of suicidal mass shooters: 60 years of U.S. evidence. arXiv:2306.14230. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2306.14230