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VJSTE is the official scientific outlet of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam, founded in 1959 and has been one of the prestigious scientific journals in Vietnam. VJSTE aims to become an international journal which meets the standards of the world leading databases of science journals such as Scopus, Web of Science, etc.
The journal is published quarterly, 04 issues per year.
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