1. History

In 1997, the Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam established the Science & Technology Development Journal, with its first issue published in 1998. The Science & Technology Development Journal is a multidisciplinary and multi-field publication with 6 sections, including (1) natural sciences, (2) engineering and technology, (3) economics-law and management, (4) social sciences and humanities, (5) earth and environmental sciences, and (6) health sciences.

After 20 years of development, due to the high number of submissions and in order to introduce its works to the international community, in 2017, the Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City decided to restructure the Science and Technology Development Viet Nam Journal into 7 journals, including the Science & Technology Development Journal continuing to publish articles entirely in English, transforming the 6 sections into 6 journals that publish mostly in Vietnamese.

The Science & Technology Development Journal: Economics-Law and Management (STDJ-ELM) was formed from one section of the Science & Technology Development Journal. This journal published its first issue in 2017. Since 2017, the STDJ-ELM has become the official journal of the University of Economics and Law, a member of the Viet Nam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, and is published by the National University of Ho Chi Minh City.


2. Focus and Scope

The Science & Technology Development Journal: Economics-Law and Management (STDJ-ELM) is designed to be an interdisciplinary platform that brings together research and discourse from the fields of economics, law, and management. Its focus and scope encompass a broad range of topics that are critical for understanding the interplay between these disciplines and their impact on global and local scales. Below is a detailed overview of the focus and scope of STDJ-ELM:

### 1. Economic Analysis and Policy
- Microeconomics: Studies on individual and business decision-making processes, market structures, and the interactions between different types of economic agents.
- Macroeconomics: Exploration of economy-wide phenomena, including inflation, unemployment, and economic growth, and the impact of monetary, fiscal, and other types of policies on the economy.
- Development Economics: Research on economic development, poverty reduction strategies, and the economic dimensions of social policies.
- International Economics: Analysis of international trade and finance, the effects of globalization, and the role of international institutions in shaping economic policies.

### 2. Legal Frameworks and Governance
- Business Law: Studies on the legal aspects of business operations, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property rights.
- Regulatory Policies: Examination of the impact of regulations on businesses and the economy, including environmental laws, financial regulations, and labor laws.
- International Law and Trade: Research on international legal frameworks governing trade, investment, and economic cooperation.
- Legal Theory and Jurisprudence: Critical analysis of legal principles, ethics, and the role of law in society.

### 3. Management Strategies and Organizational Behavior
- Leadership and Decision Making: Insights into leadership theories, decision-making processes, and their impact on organizational outcomes.
- Human Resource Management: Studies on recruitment, training, performance management, and employee well-being.
- Organizational Culture and Ethics: Research on the influence of culture and ethics on organizational behavior and performance.
- Innovation and Change Management: Exploration of the processes and strategies for managing innovation, change, and digital transformation within organizations.

### 4. Interdisciplinary and Cross-Sectoral Studies
- Sustainability and Social Responsibility: Examination of economic, legal, and managerial aspects of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethical business practices.
- Technology and Digital Economy: Analysis of the impact of technological advancements, including digitalization, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, on economics, law, and management.
- Public Policy and Administration: Research on public policy formulation, implementation, and its intersection with economic and legal principles.
- Health Economics and Management: Studies on the economics of health care, legal issues in health policy, and management of health care organizations.


Aim and Mission
The aim of STDJ-ELM is to foster a deeper understanding of how economics, law, and management interact to shape policies, organizational practices, and societal outcomes. It seeks to provide a platform for scholarly debate, knowledge exchange, and the dissemination of research findings to a global audience of academics, practitioners, policymakers, and students.

The scope of STDJ-ELM is intentionally broad to encourage the submission of a wide array of research that addresses pertinent issues at the intersection of its core disciplines. Through its interdisciplinary approach, STDJ-ELM aims to contribute to the development of integrated solutions to complex challenges facing modern societies and economies.

By covering these areas, STDJ-ELM positions itself as a vital resource for those looking to explore the dynamic relationship between economic behavior, legal frameworks, and management practices, and their collective impact on the wider world.