Information for Authors

Online Submissions

Manuscripts including original and revised files should be submitted via the online system of Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology at http://vjs.ac.vn/index.php/jst (Login or Register).

On starting a submission to Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology, authors are asked to examine the Submission Checklist in the online Author Guidelines, under Submit paper tab. All the items in the list (as seen below) require a checkmark before authors can proceed with their submission, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines:
  • 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).
  • The submission files is in Microsoft Word document file format (Step 2. Uploading the Submission).
  • The Supplement file is in PDF file format (Add File, after Submission file was uploaded).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Language

The language of all manuscripts is English.

Section

Authors are requested to choose 1 among the 5 sections of relevant:

1) Natural Products;

2) Materials;

3) Environment;

4) Electronics & Telecommunication;

5) Mechanics & Engineering.

A cover letter

It have to include 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. (See the codes in here).

Manuscript structure

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.

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line

Title

Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available.

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Present/permanent address

If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

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

Immediately after the abstract, provide from three to five keywords (separated by comma, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').

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. 

Reference to a journal publication

References to a published paper must include the names of all the authors, the title of the paper, the 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. Example:

Thanh D. T. M., Nam P. T., Phuong N. T., Que L. X., Anh N. V., Hoang T., Lam T. D. - Controlling the electrodeposition, morphology and structure of hydroxyapatite coating on 316L stainless steel. Mater. Sci. Eng. C, 33 (2013) 2037-2045.

Journal abbreviations source Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word

Reference to a book:

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. Example:

Brittain H. G. – Polymorphism in pharmaceutical solids, Marcel Dekker Inc, New York (1999).

Reference to a conference/workshop proceeding:

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. 

 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.

Reference to a website:

Cancer Research UK,. Cancer statistics for the UK. https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics-for-the-uk (accessed 20 October 2021).

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.

Publication Ethics

Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology apply the principles of publication ethics outlined in the COPE Core Practices. We take publishing ethics very seriously and accept our responsibility to maintain the integrity of the scientific record as much as possible.

Unbiased consideration is given to all manuscripts offered for publication regardless of the race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy, sexual orientation, age or reputation of the authors.

In order to provide our readers with a research journal of high quality, Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology 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.

Publication Fee

There are no author submission fees or other publication-related charges. All cost for the publication process is supported by Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

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