Letter from President UMP

Professor Tran Diep Tuan

President of The University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

Since our founding in 1947, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP) has consistently worked hard to be a well-established and highly ranked university in Vietnam and the region. We aspire to provide a healthy scientific environment for our students, faculty and researchers. UMP is committed to advance scientific research and innovation, providing our community with the necessary tools in order to achieve these aspirations.

The MedPharmRes journal represents a major step that UMP has undertaken to provide a stage for academics to spread, promote, discuss their ideas and research. MedPharmRes is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge research that will help and promote change in the practice of medicine. We believe that science should be available to everyone and to prevent any limitations in the publishing process, UMP will sponsor publication associated fees between 2017 and 2018. This will allow academics from all backgrounds to submit for publication in our Journal. MedPharmRes applies high standards towards the peer- review process to ensure strict standards in methodological design and valid results. We emphasize the accuracy of research methodology and high ethical standards. Our live online, blinded review process will allow both reviewers and authors to discuss the manuscript which will allow fair and accurate review of the submission, ensuring that the journal’s high standards are met.

In this inaugural issue, we would like to thank all the editorial and peer reviewers for their efforts. We hope that academics from around the world will choose to publish their research in this Journal, in order to promote high quality research, contributing to the development and advancement of of medical practice in Vietnam and around the world.