VUJS advises scientists to read the journal's policies carefully before submitting articles as authors or referees
Manuscripts submitted to VUJS need to be appropriate with the aims and scope of the journal and must comply with the journal's regulations on submission. Besides, VUJS's contributors are responsible for the reliability of the research results of their work and complying with all regulations related to the
publication under the Law on Science and Technology, the Law on
Intellectual Property, and the Press Law.
Authors are not permitted to submit manuscripts to other journals without the Editorial Board's final
approval decision, and they must be responsible for the publication of duplicate articles in other journals;
not provide information about themselves in the article; and not be exposed to referees during the review
Authors must disclose conflicts of interest, which may include all factors that interfere with or interfere
with the full and objective presentation of research results or may affect their reliability research in
the article. Authors may refer to the Editorial Board in case needed.
VUJS does not require all authors of an article to sign the submission upon submission, nor does it impose an
order on the list of authors. Submission to VUJS means that all authors listed on the author list have
agreed to all aspects of the article's structure, form, and content. Authors contacting should ensure that
they have reached this agreement between the authors and are responsible for communicating the manuscript
with all co-authors before and after publication.
Each author's primary authority should be the one where the author completes the majority of his or her
contributions to the article. If an author has subsequently moved, their current address must also be stated.
VUJS is not responsible for disputes about author agencies and affiliated organizations during the author's
If the manuscript contains personal communications, the author must provide the subject's written permission
to use any information cited in the communication. VUJS accepts this permission through the acceptance email
of the individual concerned.
VUJS reserves the right to refuse to publish an article even after it has been accepted for publication or
withdraw an article after publication if we determine that the article has a serious problem with scientific
content or has violated the journal's policies.
The journal is committed to publishing works in both Vietnamese and English. For more infomation about the language, authors are invited to check current issues requrements before you get started.
Authorship provides a commitment to a researcher's contributions to a article. VUJS grants authorship to a
researcher when they fully meet the criteria below:
Each author is expected to have contributed significantly to the formulation or design of the article's
research; or collected, analyzed, or interpreted data; or created new software used in the article; or have
drafted the article or substantially modified it;
AND approved the manuscript of the article prior to submission (and any revisions related to
the author's contribution to the article);
AND has agreed to be personally responsible for its contributions and to ensure that
questions concerning the accuracy or integrity of any part of the article (even those unrelated to his or her
contribution) have been appropriately reviewed, studied, and resolved. The answers to these questions should
be documented in the document, and VUJS is allowed to ask the author for such documentation when necessary.
The Corresponding Author is the author primarily responsible for contacting the VUJS editorial staff and has the following
responsibilities: ensure that all authors listed have approved the manuscript prior to submission; all
authors have received dispatch and all correspondence with the editors; and verify that all data, documents
(including chemicals, biological samples, products, etc.), and computer program code (self-built or provided
by other authors) comply with standards of transparency and reproducibility in future research. This
responsibility should include at least: (i) ensuring that the data/documentation/computer program code
underlying the scientific content of the article is maintained in the most optimal manner so that it is
retrievable for reanalysis; (ii) ensuring that the presentation of data/material/computer program code
accurately reflects the original; and (iii) anticipating and minimizing obstacles to
data/documentation/program code sharing described in the work. The author concerned is responsible for
managing these requirements for co-authors and for ensuring that the entire author team is fully aware of
and adheres to regulatory publishing best practices.
A co-author is a person who contributes to the research work of the article, satisfying the authorship
criteria as described above and ensuring the consistency and transparency of information with the
corresponding author and other co-authors listed on the article's author list.
VUJS encourages collaboration with colleagues at research sites and expects them to become co-authors when
they meet all of the authorship criteria described above. Contributors who do not meet all the criteria for
authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. VUJS urges researchers to carefully consider
researcher contributions and authorship criteria when engaging in cross-regional collaborative activities
involving local researchers to promote greater equity in research collaboration.
Originality and data use right
- VUJS does not accept any articles that contain part or all of the content that has been published in other journals.
- The author is responsible for not submitting articles to other journals without a final decision of the Editorial
- The author is responsible for the scientific content of the article, the accuracy of the citations in the article, the
legality of the copyright. The author is responsible for obtaining permission to use the data from
individuals and organizations that manage / own the data.
- For unpublished research works that are used in the article, the author must attach a document confirming
the consent of the individual or organization that authored the research.
- The data presented in the article must be cited source.
The peer-review is responsible for critically reading and evaluating a manuscript in their specialty field,
and then providing respectful, constructive, and honest feedback to authors about their submission. It is
appropriate for the referees to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article, ways to improve
the strength and quality of the work, and evaluate the relevance and originality of the manuscript.
Referee selection is critical to the review process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a referee’s characteristics. For instance, we avoid using referees who are chronically slow, careless, too harsh or too lenient.
We normally contact potential referees before sending them manuscripts to review. Referees should bear in mind that these messages contain confidential information, which should be treated as such.
We ask referees to treat the review process as strictly confidential, and not to discuss the manuscript with anyone not directly involved in the review. It is acceptable to consult with laboratory colleagues, but please identify them to the editors. Consulting with experts from outside the referee’s own laboratory may be acceptable, but please check with the editors before doing so, to avoid involving anyone who may have been excluded by the authors.
Conflict of interest
VUJS is responsible for managing potential conflicts of interest of Editorial Board members, authors,
referees and related individuals. The Journal requires those to declare an apparent and potential conflict
of interest and to be held accountable for their statement. Particularly for the author, the statement about
potential conflicts of interest must be made by the author in contact with the representative of the author
group before the article is edited and published. VUJS considers potential conflicts of interest to be all
factors that may interfere with or interfere with the full and objective presentation of research findings
or may affect their reliability. research in the article after publication. VUJS considers the following
types of potential conflicts of interest involving Editorial Board members, authors, and referees:
For members of the Editorial Board: The financial and non-financial benefits that the member
enjoys, including expertise, working position, position, organizations with which the individual is
affiliated, and paid. This information is collected and managed by the journal on a regular basis, annually
or upon appointment, re-appointment, or assignment.
For authors: The author is obligated to disclose any personal or relationship interests that
may be affected once the manuscript is published. Sources of funding must be noted in the manuscript. All
authors must report any financial interest in corporate or commercial entities related to them. On behalf of
all authors, it is the responsibility of the contacting author to notify the journal of a potential conflict
of interest at the time of manuscript submission. Such conflicts will be stated in the article upon
publication. Authors must also submit corrections if a potential conflict of interest becomes an apparent
conflict of interest after the article has been published. Then, depending on the level of conflict of
interest, the journal will make a decision to withdraw or not withdraw the article, and publish the
conflicting interest of that article on the journal's website.
For referees: In addition to the duties set forth in the Referees Policy, referees are also responsible for assessing any conflicts of interest disclosed by the author as well as
for reporting any situations involving members of the Editorial Board, relationships with authors, and other
relevant individuals that could lead to bias or perceived bias in their assessment of submitted manuscripts,
including include: personal relationships with authors, concurrent competitive research on the same
topic in the article, or professional or financial relationships with an organization with interests after the
article is published. publish. In cases of potential or apparent conflicts of interest, the use of evaluation
results is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
VUJS strictly adheres to the policy of independence in the review process, editing and
publishing; is not governed by any agreements with third parties or sponsors.
VUJS considers the following types of conflicts of interest in research:
Financial benefits: When an individual has the opportunity to take advantage of his or
her expertise for personal financial gain or for the benefit of a company or entity in which the individual
has a financial interest such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, license agreements, ownership, etc. Or, a
research team member is likely to be affected by upcoming large sums of money - for example, a grant for
another study that is similar to or competitive with ongoing research.
- Individual: When an individual's other interests may influence the results, staff or study participants
- Career: When an individual has the opportunity to advance professionally by participating in research
- Establishment: When an institution's interests and/or financial interests can affect or appear to influence research or other establishment activities.
- Perception: When others become aware of the existence of conflict and lead to questions about the individual's eligibility to participate in researchIn case of necessity.
In all cases, the author and reviewer can discuss with the Editorial Board to clarify the point.
Plagiarism and Ethics
The manuscript of the article is checked for plagiarism by a manual method or by the duplicate detection
software of Vinh University. In the case of detecting plagiarism, the journal has the right to ask the
author to explain, correct, or immediately refuse to publish the article. VUJS considers any of the
following behaviors to be forms of plagiarism:
- Use paragraphs, figures, images, or other information from other people's published work or articles without
citing the source.
- Provide ambiguous, unclear, or inaccurate information about the source of the cited information or
inaccurate information about the source's author.
- Citing the correct source of information but failing to follow the journal's citation guidelines.
- Translating part or a whole work from Vietnamese into English or from another language into Vietnamese to
make up more than 20% of the author's article content without quoting the original work.
- Correctly cite another author's paragraph to form the author's article, but the citation content makes up
30% or more of the article's content. This situation may be admissible if the quotes still reliably preserve
the integrity of the original work and the quotations only serve to clarify the point that the author is
trying to persuade to draw his own conclusion.
- Use more than 30% of the content of the author's own previously published work and present it as a new
- Copies other people's entire works to create the author's own.
- Other acts that are in violation of current intellectual property and copyright laws.
VUJS defines misconduct as “fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or
reviewing research, or in reporting research results.” Anyone who engages in these behaviors is
putting his manuscript immediately rejected. According to the statement, the three elements of misconduct
are defined as follows:
- Fabrication is “making up data or results and recording or reporting them”
- Falsification is “manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting
data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.”
- Plagiarism is “the appropriation of another person’s ideas,
processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.”
VUJS invites all contributors to check Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for more information about misconduct and misconduct avoidance.
Review process and Editorial Judgement
This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed
from the referees, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to
ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.
All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. To save authors and referees time, only those articles that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those articles judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review.
The peer-review process normally starts once our topical editor or Editor-in-Chief sends the manuscript to
for formal review, typically to two referees. The Editor-in-Chief will ask those to present the results within 20 working days, if they
were unable to complete the review within the agreed period then the editor have the right to resend the
manuscript for new referees. Two referees can proceed their review’s work in parallel or in tandem
fashion, but our journal try to keep the review process not exceed 34 working days. Depending upon the
review results, our Editor-in-Chief will make his decision based on the referees’ advices, from among several possibilities:
- Accepted: the manuscript is accepted for publication, no revision is required.
- Minor revision: invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached
- Major revision: the manuscript need a crucially revision/correction. Once the manuscript has
been revised, it may be sent out for peer review again to the same or different referees (proceed a second round of review process). To be noted that there should no guarantee of acceptance.
- Rejected: typically the manuscript is rejected outright, which might due to lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.
The article is immediately accepted for publication if both referees give favorable results. If the results
were negative by one referees and positive by the other, then the Editor-in-Chief may consult with the other referees or he may reach the final decision by discussing with the Topical editor.
Open access policy
VUJS is committed to the Vinh Universitys mission to promote the research, innovation, and contributing
to the improvement of the university's education and training quality in the wide range of fields and to
disseminate the knowledge worldwide. Our journals publish quality, trusted scientific content, and we
support sustainable models of access that enable the long-term provision of and access to that content for
the widest audience possible.
All research articles published in VUJS are fully open access: VUJS allow users immediate free access to its published articles and permitting any user to read,
download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, crawl them for
indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without registration,
price barriers, or asking prior permission from us or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI
definition of open access.
Open access statement: All content published in VUJS is
freely and widely available to all readers via VUJS's online platform - VUJS permits everyone to read,
download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the published articles without
registration, price barriers, or asking for permission from the Journal or the author.
Licensing and Copyright
All articles published in VUJS are licensed under the Creative
Common Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which permits to copy, redistribute, remix, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited, in other words, an acknowledgment of the work’s authorship and initial publication in VUJS is recorded.
The corresponding author is responsible for completing and returning the signed Open Access Agreement to the editorial office upon his/her article has been accepted for publication.
Fees and refund policy
Authors or their institutions pay only an Article Processing Charge (APC) after their article has been accepted upon preliminary check. The APC currently applied is 600,000 VND/ submission (or 25 USD).
VUJS allows the corresponding author to withdraw (cancelation) their submitted article if it has not yet been transferred to the peer-review round AND if done within 10 days after the submission. If the article has been accepted for review, then the corresponding author needs to pay the APC charges before the review round. After this time, no refund is accepted.
In the event that the article has been published there is a breach in the research or the conduct of the author, VUJS has all rights to retract the article, and no refund will be provided. If an author wishes to retract their article, VUJS will not refund their article processing fees.
VUJS permits authors to deposit all versions of their article in any institution or other repository of their choice.
Preservation and archiving
VUJS articles and contents are archived at and through the following units:
- Department of Science and International Affairs, Vinh University - No.182 Le Duan street, Vinh City, Nghe An, Vietnam
- Nguyen Thuc Hao Library and Digital Information Center, Vinh University - 182 Le Duan street, Vinh City, Nghe An, Vietnam
- Authority of Press - Ministry of Information and Communication -No. 50, Thi Sach street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Nghe An Department of Information and Communications - No. 6, Le Hoan street, Vinh City, Nghe An
- National Library of Vietnam - No. 31 Trang Thi street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Vinh University Data Center located at the A0 Building, no.182 Le Duan street, Vinh City, Nghe An, Vietnam
VUJS recognize the importance of post-publication commentary on published research as necessary to advancing scientific discourse. Formal post-publication commentary on published articles can involve either challenges or clarifications of the published work and may, after peer review, be published online as Matters Arising, usually alongside a Reply from the original authors. Matters Arising are exceptionally interesting and timely scientific comments and clarifications on original research articles published in VUJS. These comments should ideally be based on knowledge contemporaneous with the original article, rather than subsequent scientific developments.
If the submission serves only to identify an important error or mistake in the published article, it will usually lead to the publication of a clarification statement (correction or retraction, for example). Please contact us if this is the case. Comments can also be posted at the journal's website, under the full-text online version of the article. Online posted comments can make reference to citable materials such as a preprint if necessary.
In all cases, VUJS strongly encourages correspondents to first contact the authors of the article directly, as this can often resolve matters if they arise from a simple misunderstanding.
VUJS does not consider Matters Arising on articles published in other journals.
Contributions that do not comply with our submission criteria (see sections below) will not be considered.
Manuscripts (both Matters Arising and Replies) should be formatted according to these instructions.
- The main text should be as concise as possible, and ideally not exceed 1,200 words. Any extended Methods may
be reported as Supplementary Information.
- Contributions should start with a brief paragraph that summarizes the message of the article without
specialized terminology, for a non-specialist readership. This paragraph should be used as the abstract for
- Contributions should have a simple message that ideally requires only one or two small figures or tables.
Complex figures or tables may be presented as Extended Data items (ideally no more than three such
items).At submission, figures should be of sufficient quality to be assessed by referees, ideally as JPEGs.
- Contributions should have a simple message that ideally requires only one or two small figures or tables.
Complex figures or tables may be presented as Extended Data items (ideally no more than three such
- At submission, figures should be of sufficient quality to be assessed by referees, ideally as JPEGs.
- As a guideline, contributions may have up to 15 references; reference style is accordance with Series A
or Series B&C
- Supplementary Information is permitted at the editor's discretion.
- A competing interests statement is required.
- An author contributions statement is required.
- Before peer review, authors of life sciences contributions that include new data must provide details
about elements of experimental and analytical design and must provide a completed reporting
summary that will be made available to editors and referees during manuscript assessment. The
reporting summary will be published with all accepted contributions.
- Before peer review, the corresponding author must complete an editorial policy checklist to ensure
compliance with VUJS editorial policies. Please note: because of the advanced features used in these forms,
you must use Adobe Reader to open the documents and fill them out. Guidance and resources related
to the use and reporting of statistics are available.