• Announcement on the Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology publishing all articles in English


    Dear Editorial Board Members, Collaborators and Authors!

    The Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology (ISSN 1859-3097) of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) publishes articles on the results of basic investigations and researches, application and implementation researches, and development of new methods and technologies in the field of marine science and technology.

    From 2001 to 2021, the Journal has periodically published 4 issues per year of articles in Vietnamese and English. From 2017 to 2021, the Journal has been publishing 1-3 articles a year entirely in English.

    According to the roadmap of the project to improve the quality of the Vietnam Journals of Science and Technology for the period 2021 - 2025 approved by the President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, starting from 2022, the Vietnam Journals of Science and Technology will officially publish 4 issues a year with all articles in English.

    Therefore, from January 01, 2022, the Journal only accepts articles submitted in English, and we are pleased to announce this regulation to of the Editorial Board Members, Collaborators and Authors.

    On this occasion, the Journal sincerely thanks and wishes to continue to receive more active cooperation of organizations, members of the editorial board, collaborators and authors on the publication of the Journal.

    Sincerely thank you./.

    Hanoi, August 21, 2021


    Prof. Dr. Tran Duc Thanh

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    Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology, ISSN (print): 1859-3097, is one of the major specialty journals in Vietnam, published quarterly by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology publishes the articles on the results of basic investigative research, applied research and development of new methods and technologies in research and investigation, and brief information on conferences, seminars, and related activities in Vietnam and abroad in the field of marine science and technology.


    The submitted manuscript must be in the electronic file written with Microsoft Word in Times New Roman font, font size 12 and line spacing 1.2; the figures should be clear with the adequate caption; the figure size should not exceed 15×20 cm. The manuscript must be A4 size, including abstract, tables, figures, and references. It is compulsory to provide the names of the author and co-authors, institution, contact details, phone number, and email address in the manuscript. The manuscript should use legal and popular scientific terms and measurement units in Vietnam and worldwide. The manuscript is divided into sections numbered I, II, etc. The subsections are numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc. (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc.). The manuscript must be presented in the following order: Title, Author names, Contact detail of all authors, Email address of all authors, Abstract, Introduction, Main Content, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, References, and Appendix.

    Title: Brief and generalize the content of the article. Avoid abbreviations and formulas (if possible).

    Authors’ names and contact detail: Provide the full name of all authors, institutions and email addresses of each author. The corresponding author should be indicated who will take over the task of responding to the reviewer and editing the manuscript after being accepted. Provide the phone numbers and postal address of the corresponding author. Changes in the manuscript may be accepted only if the request if the corresponding author send the request.

    Abstract: Clear and summarize the objectives of the article. Provide basic information: research methodology and results of the article. Clarify new contributions of the article compared to previously published works.

    Keywords: Provide at least 3 keywords. Avoid generic and unspecified words.

    Conclusion: Summarizing the issues examined and the results obtained. Emphasize the importance of new contributions in the article. If possible, propose the directions to further study in the future.

    Appendix: If there is more than one Appendix, it must be numbered I, II, etc. Formulas, Tables, Figures in the Appendix must be numbered separately. Math formulas and symbols: Using Latin or Greek characters. Formulas are numbered in the order (1), (2), etc.

    Figure: It should be noted that the symbols and other details must be in the appropriate size to avoid illegibility when reducing the figure size. The caption is shown below the figure. All the figures must be cited in the content and the order Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. The figures illustrating the territory of Vietnam must indicate the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos. For articles presenting research results in a specific area, area or locality, a sketch map of the reseach location should be provided.

    Table: The caption will be presented above the table. All the tables must be fully cited in the content and the order Table 1, Table 2, etc.

    References: Each manuscript should include at least 12 references. All the references are fully cited in the content and arranged in citation order, for example, [1], [2, 3], [3–5]. In this order, the first cited reference in the manuscript is recorded as the number [1], and in turn, the last cited reference is recorded as the largest number. All co-authors of the reference must be fully recorded, for example, not written: “Marchesiello, P., et al., 2001”, must be fully written: “Marchesiello, P., McWilliams, J. C., and Shchepetkin, A., 2001” etc. Documents not published in the electronic or printing form are not recommended to be included in References. The references in Vietnamese or hieroglyphs and non-Roman scripts must be translated into English with the original language in parenthesis. For online documents: Full author’s name (if author is not available, news agency), publication year, Document name (italic), publication date (if any), Web address, time (date month year) of access. The references must adhere to the formats as follows:

    [1]    Dung, N. T., 2015. Oil and gas milestones.; accessed June 30, 2020 (Vietnamese).

    [2]    Duong, P. X., 2013. Modelling the current field at the Dong Bo river mouth (Nha Trang) under the impact of reclamation work. Proceedings of International Conference “East Vietnam Sea 2012”, 2, 9–16. (in Vietnamese).

    [3]    Duong, P. X., 2012. Study on the circulation in Binh Cang bay - Nha Trang by using numerical model. PhD Thesis in Geography, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Hanoi. (in Vietnamese).

    [4] Arakawa, A. and V. R. Lamb, 1977. Methods of computational physics (Vol. 17, pp. 174–265). Academic Press.

    [5] Arakawa, A., and Lamb, V. R., 1977. Computational design of the basic dynamical processes of the UCLA general circulation model. Methods in Computational Physics, 17, 173–265.

    [6] Mellor, G. L., and Blumberg, A. F., 1985. Modeling vertical and horizontal diffusivities with the sigma coordinate system. Monthly Weather Review, 113(8), 1379–1383.

    [7] Durran, D. R., 1999. Numerical methods for wave equations in geophysical fluid dynamics (No. 32). Springer.

    [8] Da Silva, A. M., Young-Molling, C. C., and Levitus, S., 1994. Atlas of Surface Marine Data 1994, Vol. 1–5. NOAA Atlas NESDIS, 6–10. U. S. Gov. Printing Office, Washington D.C.

    [9] Marchesiello, P., McWilliams, J. C., and Shchepetkin, A., 2001. Open boundary conditions for long-term integration of regional oceanic models. Ocean modelling, 3(1), 1–20.

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