The Journal

Aims and Scope

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality articles not only on the fundamental aspects of mechanics, including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of machines and structures but also on various areas of engineering related to mechanics such as robotics, automation and control, structural health monitoring, oil and gas exploration, environmental pollution, and climate changes. Novel theoretical, computational, and experimental contributions with an emphasis on cutting-edge aspects of mechanics, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data, new and smart materials, and additive manufacturing (AM) are also welcome and encouraged.

Article Publishing Fee

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is free of charge for authors. Authors do not pay any submission fees or other publication charges. All costs of the publication process are supported by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

How to cite: Vietnam J. Mech.

Open Access Policy

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is an open access journal, meaning that all of its articles are freely available to read, download, and share without any subscription fees or other barriers to access. The journal believes that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Copyright and License

Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Copyright on any research article published in the Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is retained by the respective author(s), without restrictions. Authors grant the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

Peer-Review Process

Double-blind peer-review is applied for Vietnam Journal of Mechanics.

The practice of peer-review is essential to ensuring the publication of high-quality science. It is an objective process that is at the core of scholarly publishing and is conducted by all reputable scientific journals. Our reviewers play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Vietnam Journal of Mechanics. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed following the following procedure:

Initial manuscript evaluation: The Editor evaluates all manuscripts initially. Rarely, an exceptional manuscript may be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts are rejected at this stage if they are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, poor grammar or English language, or are outside the scope of the journal. Manuscripts that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least two experts for review.

Authors of rejected manuscripts will be informed within two weeks of receipt.

Type of peer-review: This journal uses double-blind peer-review, which means that the names of the reviewers are not shared with the authors and the reviewers are not aware of the authors' identities throughout the review process.

How reviewers are selected: Reviewers are specialists in the field of the manuscript and are selected based on their expertise and lack of conflicts of interest, especially personal and business relationships with the authors. We welcome author suggestions for reviewers, but these recommendations may or may not be used.

Reviewing schedules: Reviewers are expected to complete their reviews within four weeks. We understand that this may not be sufficient time for all manuscripts, depending on the length and complexity of the manuscript and the reviewer's other commitments. Reviewers with multiple items will be given additional time to complete their reviews.

If a reviewer has held an item for more than a month, a first reminder will be sent. If the reviewer receives a reminder and decides that they cannot complete the review, they should notify us immediately so that we can transfer the item 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 4 issues per year in March, June, September, and December. However, accepted articles can be published online as Online First.

Plagiarism Detection

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

Journal History

Established in 1979, the Vietnam Journal of Mechanics is the first peer-reviewed scientific journal in mechanics in Vietnam. Prof. Nguyen Van Dao served as the journal's first editor-in-chief, succeeded by Prof. Nguyen Dong Anh from 2008 to 2020. Prof. Nguyen Tien Khiem has been the editor-in-chief since 2021.