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Author Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

POLICY AND SCOPE

Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology (VJST), established in 1962, is a peer-reviewed journal published by Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. The VJST publishes 6 issues per year, in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Special issues are also welcome, but interested guest editors are requested to follow the journal rules including proposal submission and peer-reviewing.

Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology publishes research articles and review papers, as well as short communications related to Science and Technology of: (A) Natural Products, (B) Materials, (C) Environment, (D) Electronics & Telecommunication, and (E) Mechanics & Engineering.

Manuscript preparation

Authors are encouraged to download a VJST template to refer for paper preparation before submission to the journal.

Manuscripts  should  generally  be  arranged  in  the  following  order:  title  page,  abstract,  introduction,  materials  and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgements, and references. Papers in the technological fields may follow rules different from the above but must remain logical.

Title page: The  first  page  of  any  manuscript  shall  include  the  title,  name(s)  of  authors,  their  institutional  affiliations  and addresses, city and country (zip codes, if applicable), email address of corresponding author.

Abstract: The abstract is a concise, abbreviated version of the paper which tells the reader whether the paper is worth reading at all; it must therefore be informative with respect to aim, methods, procedures, results, discussion, and conclusion.  An abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Keywords: Three to five keywords (separated by comma) that best describe the paper are recommendable.

Introduction: The  introduction  should follow the key words and should be as brief as possible; it should concern itself with a clear justification for the work  undertaken  and  the  underlying  theory  and  hypothesis;  a  short  review  of  literature  in  the  field  of study  is obligatory although any exhaustive review properly belongs to the discussion section.

Materials and Methods: This section describes concisely the methodology/procedures employed so that anyone wishing to replicate the trial can do so and obtain comparable results. Provide  sufficient  detail  so  as to  remove  any  possible  ambiguities  with  respect  to design, treatments,  measurements,  analysis,  etc. Where methods employed are commonly known in a given field details should be omitted and the reference given instead. Modifications to known methodology must however be clearly described and explained.

Results and Discussion: This section describes clearly the observations made and their concise interpretation. Results should be presented in tables and/or figures whenever possible, but should be clearly explained in the text taking care to avoid unnecessary repetition of tabular data. Information presented in tables should not be repeated in figures, or vice versa. Standard deviations/errors help the reader to follow the trend of results and should be supplied whenever appropriate. The discussion should include references to earlier or contemporary literature relevant to the topic studied; this way, a reviewer can decide on the merits of the manuscript.

Formulas, illustrations and figures: Mathematical symbols and formula should be typed clearly and all equations must be numbered consecutively on the right-hand side of each equation. VJST prints its papers in black. So, if colored illustrations or/and figures are submitted, be sure that they will be well resolved in the printed version.

References: Each reference in the ‘Reference List’ should be numbered according to the order of appearance in the main text. References in languages other than English must be referred to by an English translation. References to a published paper must include the names of all the authors, the title of the paper, the (or abbreviated) journal name, the volume in boldface, the issue number in parentheses, the year of publication in parentheses, and the first-last pages number or the article number. References to a book must include the names of all the authors, the title, the name of the publisher, the place of the publisher and the year of publication in parentheses. References to conference/workshop proceedings must include the names of all the authors, the name of the conference/workshop, the name of the publisher, the year of publication in parentheses and the first-last pages of the cited work.  References to a preprint must include the names of all the authors, the source of the preprint and the year of publication in parentheses.

  • •Example of references to published papers:

1.  Dang T. H., Coynel A. – Estimating the sampling frequency and accuracy of sediment flux in a large asian river: the Red River (China/Vietnam), Tap chi Khoa hoc va Cong nghe 53 (2B) (2015)194-204 (in Vietnamese).

  • Examples of references to books and theses:

1.  Brittain H. G. – Polymorphism in Pharmaceutical Solids, Marcel Dekker Inc, New York (1999).

2.  Kim K. W. - Electronic states in disordered topological insulators, Ph.D. Dissertation, California Institute of Technology, (2014).

  • Example of references to conference/workshop proceedings:

1.  Choi P., Tomida T., Maehara Y., Uehara M. and Hirosawa S. - Proceedings of the 2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, Elsevier, (1995) 1401-1406.

  • Example of references to preprints:

1.  Bracken A. J., and McGuire J. B.,- quant-ph/arXiv:1608.07644 (2016).

Note: Length limits for short communication, research and review papers are of 3, 13 and 20 printed pages, respectively.

Permissions: Permission is needed from the rights holder (either from publisher or author) to use or reproduce previously published, copyrighted materials (e.g. figures, charts, tables, photographs). Authors are requested to provide all the permission of re-use approval documents at the time of submitting their manuscript to the journal. Please write “Reproduced with permission from the (journal name) journal [Ref.]” in caption of each re-used work.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Manuscripts including original and revised files should be submitted via the online system of VJST: http://vjs.ac.vn/index.php/jst

On starting a submission to VJST, authors are asked to examine the Submission Checklist in the online Author Guidelines, under About the Journal. All the items in the list (as seen below) require a checkmark before authors can proceed with their submission.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission files is in Microsoft Word document file format (Step 2. Uploading the Submission).
  3. The Supplement file is in PDF file format (Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files).
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is single-spaced; uses an 11-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Language: Since June 2017, VJST considers only English-written manuscripts.

Section: Authors are requested to choose 1 among the 5 sections of relevant A, B, C, D, E fields.

A cover letter including: novelty statement, classification and keywords, and a minimum of 3 nominated reviewers (names of undesired reviewers can also be stated) together with their email address, is requested to submit under ‘Comment to Editor’.

Submission of revised version (together with a letter replying the queries of reviewer/editor) should be uploaded onto ‘Author version’ slot.

For authors to index their work:

Authors can use the online instruction to upload the main file ready for reviewing process in pdf format and any additional metadata. They are also requested to provide (in cover letter) suitable subject classification and keywords to index their submitted manuscript.

Subject classification: Articles published in VJST are classified starting with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 corresponding to the sections Natural Products, Materials, Environment, Electronics-Telecommunication, and Mechanics-Engineering; and followed by multidigit numbers denoting properly specialized subjects.

COPYRIGHT

Authors who publish with JST agree with the following terms:

  • The work has not been published in neither being submitted for consideration to any other journal (except for its abstract, lectures, review paper or thesis);
  • Its publication has been approved by all the co-authors, and in case of need by the institution where it was conducted/supported;
  • If and when the manuscript is accepted for publication the authors automatically agree to transfer the copyright to the publishing agency;
  • The manuscript is not allowed to be published  anywhere else and under any other language without the agreement of the copyright holder;
  • The copyright agreement by authorized agency will be sent to the author from the other registered copyright sources

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission files is in Microsoft Word document file format (Step 2. Uploading the Submission).

     

  3. The Supplement file is in PDF file format (Step 4. Uploading Supplementary Files).

  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  5. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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