Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is a peer-review mechanical journal and published quarterly in English by Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and Vietnam Association of Mechanics. Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is considered as a national journal.

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics publishes original research papers on all fundamental aspects of Mechanics: Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of particles and systems, and also on the other branches of Applied Mechanics. Vietnam Journal of Mechanics especially welcomes papers that are related to new aspects of Mechanics.

The papers will be published in 3 forms: Invited Papers, Original Research, and Short Communications. Invited Papers are prepared on the invitation of the Editorial Board.

 

Section Policies

Articles

The maximum length of the Scientific Paper is 12 pages, including figures, tables and references. Special cases will be decided by the Editor.

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Review

The maximum length of the Review Paper is 15 pages, including figures, tables and references. Special cases will be decided by the Editor.

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Short Communication

The maximum length of the Short Communication is 06 pages, including figures, tables and references. Special cases will be decided by the Editor.

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Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review is to ensure that good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees, therefore, play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of Vietnam Journal of Mechanics and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial manuscript evaluation

The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare, but it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least two experts for review.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 2 weeks of receipt.

Type of Peer Review

This journal employs double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. 

How the reviewer is selected

Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our database is constantly being updated. We welcome suggestions for reviewers from the author though these recommendations may or may not be used.

Reviewing schedules

Time for reviewing. Your promptness in returning reviews can significantly improve the timeliness of the VJMech Database. It is expected that you will spend no more than four weeks completing the review of an item. We understand that this may not be sufficient time, depending on the length and complexity of the item and your other commitments. It is understood that reviewers holding multiple items will require additional time to complete the reviews. If you are receiving too many items or too many at one time, please let us know.

Reminder Notices. If you have held an item for about two months, a first reminder will be sent to you. If you receive a reminder notice and you decide that you cannot finish the reviews of some of the items that you have, please let us know immediately. We will transfer the items to another reviewer.

Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial reviewers within two weeks. Reviewers may request more than one revision of a manuscript. 

 

Publication Frequency

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics publishes printed versions every quarter (four issues per year) at the end of March, June, September, and December.

However, articles that have been accepted for publication may be published online as soon as copyediting, typesetting, and proofing process has been completed.

 

Author Self-Archiving

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

 

Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is peer-reviewed research journal published by Publishing House for Science and Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). The journal is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. In order to provide our readers with a research journal of high quality, Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is guided by the following principles:

EDITORS

  • The editor is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the academic record, for having processes in place to assure the quality of the material they publish and for precluding business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
  • Editors' decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal. Each manuscript should be judged without regard to the race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Articles may be rejected without review if the Editor considers the article obviously not suitable for publication.
  • The editor must not use privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review for personal gain or discredit others.
  • The editor ensures that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions (i.e. individuals who are able to judge the work and are free from disqualifying competing interests).
  • The editor has systems in place to give authors the opportunity to make original research articles freely available.
  • The editor has systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.
  • Using the singer-blind peer review system neither reviewers’ identities are revealed to the other party to ensure the quality of research published in the journal. There are at least two or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.

REVIEWERS

  • The reviewers assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript. By formulating suggestions to the authors, the reviewers can contribute to the improvement of submitted works.
  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, should not submit an inadequate or superficial review.
  • The reviewers should comment on the originality of submissions and should be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.
  • The reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest and excuse themselves from involvement with any manuscript they feel they would not be able to review objectively or fairly.

AUTHORS

  • The authors ensure that they have submitted original works, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • The authors ensure that all individuals named as authors have legitimate input into the work and manuscript and that everyone who was involved with the work and preparation of the manuscript is listed.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • Authors should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is considered as an unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • All authors should disclose in their manuscript relevant funding sources.
  • Authors are required to declare whether or not they have financial professional or personal interests from other parties or another conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript.
  • When an author founds error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the journal editor and cooperate with him to retract or correct the paper.

 

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Plagiarism Detection

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics uses iThenticate plagiarism detection system to screen for plagiarism before publication.

 

No publication Fee

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics welcomes article submissions and does not charge a publication fee.