Journal History

“Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics” is a scientific journal of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology specialized in publishing research papers from national and international authors in the fields of computer science and cybernetics. The readers of the journal are research staffs, scientists, lecturers, doctorate students and those interested in computer science and cybernetics. The journal is quarterly published both domestically and overseas in both Vietnamese and English. However from 2014, the journal receives the manuscripts prepared in English papers only. Its original name was the Journal of Computational Science and Cybernetics firstly published in 1985 in 32 pages. In 1990, its name was changed to Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics. In 1994, the number of pages per each issue increased from 32 pages to 48 pages; then, in 1998 to 64 pages; and since 2003 it has been 96 pages for each issue. The first Editor in Chief is Prof. DSc. Phan Dinh Dieu, followed by Prof. DSc. Bach Hung Khang, Asoc.Prof. Dr. Le Hai Khoi, Asoc.Prof. DSc. Pham Thuong Cat. Its current Editor in chief is Prof. Dr. Dang Quang A. The editorial board of Journal Computer Science and Cybernetics include various national and foreign scientists from different areas of computer sciences and cybernetics such as Networking; Computational methodology; Software engineering; Information systems; Artificial intelligence and Knowledge perception; Voice and image recognition;Databases; Mathematical foundation of computer science; System theory; Automatic control theory; Robotics; Process control; Control in power systems and renewable power systems; Traffic control systems; Land, sea, air, and space vehicular control systems; Biomedical, agricultural, forestry, environmental, and social, economic modeling and control; Control systems in national security and defense… These professional scientists participate actively as reviewers for the journal. In addition, young and skillful scientists are also invited to the review process.

Over the last 35 years, Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics has received the special attention from its owner – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology – and the strong support from research institutions, universities. And with the active performance by the editors board, the journal has gained significant achievements. With the about 40 published papers every year over the last 10 years, the total number of published papers has reached above 500. Consequently, Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics has served effectively the master and doctorate training, the professor–level promotion and the publication of research results from the National Science and Technology Programs, the Fundamental Research Programs and research projects at different scales.

The printing quality of Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics has significantly improved, from typo printing to offset printing and from on Bai-Bang black papers, then, white papers, and nowadays to couche-matte papers. The number of copies for each issue is about 300 copies, including copies to be submitted to publishing authorities such as Ministry of Culture and Information, the Central Board of Ideology and Culture, National Library, Hanoi Library… The office of Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics is well equipped with telephones, fax machine, Internet connected computers, printers, working desks and bookshelves at the Natural Science and Technology Publishing House of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

The journal was used to be manually operated. Since 15th April 2012, it has been online over the Internet with online support for paper submission, review, and edition in order to bring the journal scientific quality and innovative up to the level similar to that of the international and regional journals. The papers published on Journal of Computer Science and Cybernetics are aimed to have the scientific quality and innovative as high as those accepted and published on the proceedings of international conferences or international journals in the fields of Computer Science and Cybernetics (IEEE, IFAC, IFIP, …). Due the increasing needs of paper submission, the journal is planning to increase its number of pages from 96 to 132 pages per issue in the coming years. Besides, the communication for the journal will also be publicized to make the journal easier to access from international and domestic research staffs, teaching staffs, and students. For overseas communication, one of the journal objectives is to invite international professors to review submitted papers, to submit their own papers on the journal and to participate in the editorial board of the journal.