The near-suicide phenomenon study passed the 400,000-read milestone

Minh-Phuong Thi Duong
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ton Duc Thang University

July 29, 2023

The AISDL Team is happy to inform the research community that the “near-suicide phenomenon” (NS) paper passed the milestone of 400 thousand reads on July 28, 2023. The day was one and a half months after the study reached the 300-thousand-read milestone on June 15, 2023. The previous dates are April 7 (100K) and May 1 (200K).

We acknowledge that well read of the NS paper has contributed to the wide dissemination of the mindsponge theory and the BMF analytics [2-3]. This fact is a result of consistently applying the two principles of cost minimization and transparency maximization for production and reproduction [4-5].

Illustration: The NS paper’s number of reads on the official publication page, provided by the publisher [1], as of July 29, 2023, at 11:45 AM Hanoi time.

Reaching the 400-thousand-read milestone also means the NS paper is on the way to its next half-a-million-read landmark. The next 0.5 million milestone represents a staggering amount of interest from the global community. It will mark halfway to the divine figure its authors have always wished for: A million.


[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. (2023). Mindsponge Theory. De Gruyter.

[3] Vuong QH, Nguyen MH, La VP. (2022). The mindsponge and BMF analytics for innovative thinking in social sciences and humanities. De Gruyter.

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

[5] Vuong QH. (2020). Reform retractions to make them more transparent. Nature, 582(7811), 149.