Formatting guide

We accept submissions only at Preparing a manuscript that follows our guidelines concerning length, style and acceptable file formats will facilitate the evaluation process.

Manuscript Template:

General Instructions on using this template and submitting a manuscript to VJSTE:  Thank you for preparing a manuscript for submission to VJSTEUsing this template, or following the guidelines below, will help us in processing your paper. Our goal is to be able to identify each section of your manuscript so that we can accurately record the title, authors, abstract, etc. and also be able to enrich it by including reference links and an accurate layout.

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So that we can identify the parts of your paper, and even if you do not use our template, please begin each section with the specific keywords listed below, some of which are followed by a colon. Please do not use paragraph breaks in the title, author list, or abstract.

1. Title
2. Authors
3. Affiliations
4. Abstract
5. Keywords
6. Classification number(s)
7. Main Text
8. CRediT author statement

Please use the .docx format (all versions after Word 2007).
More specific formatting instructions are provided in the actual template, which follows.

Title: How to format a science paper (replace with your real title)

Authors: The author list should be one single paragraph (no breaks).
Authors should be listed by first name or initial followed by last name and separated by commas. Use superscript numbers to link affiliations, and symbols *†‡ for author notes. For example, X. Jones1*, P. Smith1, 2

1Affiliations should be preceded by superscript numbers corresponding to the author list, and each affiliation should end with a period.
2Each affiliation should be a separate paragraph.
3For any institutions, please provide the institution name, street, district, city, country.
*Correspondence to: include the email addresses or telephone number of the corresponding author(s). Please use the asterisk (*) symbol for the corresponding author information.

Abstract: The abstract should be about 160-250 words, and organized in this structure: An opening sentence that sets the question that you address and is comprehensible to the general reader, background content specific to this study, results, and a concluding sentence. It should be one paragraph only.

Keywords: At least three keywords (separated by comma).

Classification number(s): Select number(s) from the Classification Scheme by the VJSTE.

Main Text: The main text should include: 1) Introduction; 2) Material(s) and Method(s); 3) Results and discussion (separation of these two sections is acceptable); 4) Conclusions; 5) Recommendations (if any).
Each section should be numbered.
For review articles, they may differ from the original reseach as they contain different sections.

All of the Figures and Tables should be cited in order (which should be cited as, for example, Figure S1, and Table S1).
Equations can be included. We do not recommend using the native Word 2007, 2008, 2010 or 2011 equation editor. This can in some cases produce less reliable MathML, the online markup language we use, which
may result in display errors. Instead, use the legacy equation editor in word (Insert menu; select insert object; select word equation) or use Mathtype (recommended). If you enter equations in simple LaTeX, check that they
will convert accurately (Word 2007 and higher can convert simple LaTeX equations).
Fig. #: (Begin each figure caption with a label, “Fig. 1.” for example, as a new paragraph.).
Fig. 1. The figure caption should begin with an overall descriptive statement of the figure followed by additional text. They should be immediately after each figure. Figure parts are indicated with capital
letters (A). If you prefer, you can place both the actual figures and captions logically through the text near where they are cited rather than at the end of the file (but not both). If a paragraph in the main text begins with the name of a figure, write out “Figure” in full (e.g., <para>“Figure 1 shows….”).
Fig. 2. You can place graphics above each equation as part of this file.
Table #: (Begin each table caption with a label “Table 1.”, etc.) as a new paragraph.
Table 1. Start this caption with a short description of your table. Format tables using the Word Table commands and structures. Do not create tables using spaces or tabs characters.

CRediT author statement (for multiple authors): CRediT offers authors the opportunity to share an accurate and detailed description of their diverse contributions to the published work.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The acknowledgements should include a statement about where the data reported in the paper are presented, archived, or available. If in an archive, include the accession number or a placeholder
for it. Please also include relevant funding information such as grant numbers and funding agencies. You can also include a statement of author contributions here. The acknowledgements can be multiple paragraphs.

References should be cited in bracket with a number [1]. Multiple reference citations are separated by commas [2, 3] or if a series, dashes [4-6].

References are listed in numerical order, and in the same order in which they are cited in text. The reference list should include all and only those references you have cited in the text. The reference list appears at the end of the paper. Please do not mix in references with explanatory notes.
The reference consist of: First name and initial of all authors followed by last name and separated by commas (Year of publication), “Titles of journal articles or chapter of book”, Title of Journal, Book or Other Publication, Volume(Number), page numbers, DOI (if any).

To cite a website and online/electronic resources, please include the accessed date (day month year).

Example of a reference list:

[1] P.A. Schwartz, B.W. Murray (2011), "Protein kinase biochemistry and drug discovery", Bioorganic Chemistry, 39(5-6), pp.192-210, DOI: 10.1016/j.bioorg.2011.07.004.

[2] T. Binzoni, T.S. Leung, D. Boggett, et al. (2003), “Non-invasive laser Doppler perfusion measurements of large tissue volumes and human skeletal muscle blood RMS velocity”, Phys. Med. Biol., 48(1), pp.2527-2549, DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155-48-15-318.

[3] H.W. Bischoff, H.C. Bold (1963), Some Soil Algae from Enchanted Rock and Related Algal Species, University of Texas Publications, 95pp.

For detailed instruction, please find the attached Template file. Please download HERE.

Author fees

VJSTE is under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, and currently we are sponsored and funded by the Ministry. For this reason, all the author fees will be exempted. And the readership subscription is also free for everyone.