You can use this checklist to carry out a final check of your submission before sending your manuscript to VNU-JEB for review.
Ethics in publishing
The publication of an article in the double-blind peer-reviewed VNU-JEB is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody scientific methods.
It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviors for all parties involved in the act of publishing.
Duties for the Editor in Chief
Duties for authors
Duties for reviewers
Copyright and disclaimer of right
When the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author agrees to automatic transfer of the copyright to VNU-JEB; the manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders. The contents, information of the accepted manuscript have been reviewed by an expert who is a prestigious scientist in the same field; and are thoroughly revised, and edited. The journal however takes no responsibility for any mistakes regards the data, ideas, opinions, cited materials, and paradigm (if any) as well as the consequences triggered from the use of the information included in the published paper in VNU-JEB.
After publication, if the article is found to be plagiarized or violates the prohibited acts specified in the Press Law 2016, it will be withdrawn from the published issue immediately. In such a case, the author must take full responsibility before the law and directly solve the related problems. At the same time, the Journal will publish an erratum in the nearest issue possible.
Types of publication
Manuscripts submitted to VNU-JEB should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:
Original articles: The journal considers all original manuscripts provided that the work reports a substantial amount of new information (original research) or proposes significantly scientific and/or practical methods, ideas, and solutions. Authors should not unnecessarily divide their work into several related manuscripts. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review.
Review articles: These mainly summarize the research findings of existing articles, and thereby making a sound assessment of the main themes, supporting arguments, and implications in the original literature.
Please select the correct type of article when submitting.
Language (usage and editing services)
The author who submits the manuscript (often as the corresponding author) takes responsibility for the manuscript during the editorial procedures. To submit the manuscript, the author accesses the website at jeb.vnu.edu.vn, makes registration, and logs in to submit your paper. All co-authors can track the reception, review, and edition... online through the e-mail address that you have used to register.
As VNU-JEB uses double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. The author, therefore, is required to submit his/her manuscript with two versions (in Microsoft Word according to the templates) as follows:
The template of the English manuscript can be downloaded here
The template of the Vietnamese manuscript can be downloaded here
VNU-JEB has restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. The text, therefore, has a minimum of only 4,000 words and does not exceed approximately 6,000 words, inclusive of References, Endnotes, Figures and Tables, etc. Manuscripts should be written and typed in Vietnamese or English. All manuscripts should contain at least 3 keywords; Vietnamese and English manuscripts should have an abstract of up to 250 words; Vietnamese manuscripts should contain one abstract in English and one abstract in Vietnamese.
Essential title page information
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author (s) and year (s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract must have a limit of 150-250 words.
Writing an abstract
Writing an abstract can be difficult because you are tasked with condensing tons of work into such a small amount of space. Remember the abstracts you have ever read? What made you read the papers? What made you not to read the papers? Ask yourself these questions when writing an abstract.
When writing an abstract, you should focus on:
Tips for writing an abstract
Please see examples here.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum of 3 keywords, and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”).
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 separate line.
Abbreviations must be defined at their first mention there and ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
Material and methods
Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
Results should be clear and concise.
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. It is similar for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals who provided help during the research.
Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images. Present simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).
Footnotes should be numbered consecutively throughout the article by using the automatic function of creating footnotes at the end of a page. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either “Unpublished results” or “Personal communication”. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
Increased discoverability of research and high-quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year, and pagination may prevent link creation. When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors. Use of the DOI is highly encouraged.
A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article. An example of a citation using DOI for an article not yet in an issue is:
Buckley, P. J., Tian, X. (2017). Internalization Theory and the Performance of Emerging-market Multinational Enterprises. International Business Review, 26(5), 976-990. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2017.03.005
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.
How should a manuscript be styled?
VNU-JEB applies APA referencing style. For more details, please see http://www.apastyle.org/
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: “... as demonstrated (Buckley and Tian, 2017). Barkema and Vermeulen (1998) obtained a different result...”
List of references
The list of references is prioritized in alphabetical order, then in chronological order if necessary. Multiple documents from the same author(s) within the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”… after the year of publication. Vietnamese documents must be translated into English.
Reference management software
VNU-JEB appreciates popular reference management software such as Mendeley, Zotero, Citavi, EndNote, the Citations & Bibliography function in Word... When using these software, the author only selects the appropriate APA referencing style when writing his/her manuscript, then the citations and bibliographies are automatically formatted according to the Journal’s specifications.
See the Regulations on Review and Publication of Articles issued by VNU-JEB here.
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