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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, 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 file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text must be single-spaced; uses a 12 point Times New Roman font with 3-cm left and right margins, 2.5-cm top and bottom margins, and "justified"; 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.
  • The submission file is in accordance with the word template file for articles (Download the Word template).


General requirements

The following types of manuscripts can be considered for peer-reviewed publication in the Vietnam Journal of Agricultural Sciences (VJAS): research articles, review articles or short communications. Manuscripts submitted to the journal should not have been published in any other journals or being considered for publication elsewhere. VJAS publishes original and high quality research papers on all fields of agricultural sciences including crop science, plant protection, animal science, veterinary medicine, aquaculture, mechanical and electrical engineering, soil science and plant nutrition, ecology and environment, biotechnology, food technology, economics and rural development, and information technology of agriculture, etc.

Manuscript preparation

An article published in VJAS often includes the following: (1) Title of the paper; (2) Name(s) of the author(s) and affiliation(s); (3) Abstract together with keywords; (4) Main content of the article, including: Introduction, Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion which can also be separated into two sections, Results and Discussion; and Conclusion; (5) Acknowledgements (if needed); (6) References.

Authors are advised to take a look at the recent published issues to see the manuscript format (or check the journal website https://vjas.vnua.edu.vn).

In addition, authors should download Word template for articles when preparing submission files.

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word using a 12 point Times New Roman font, be single spaced with 3-cm left and right margins, 2.5-cm top and bottom margins; and “justified”. The manuscripts should be about 4,000 - 8,000 words.

The title of the article must reflect the content of the paper. It must be concise and informative, contains the high-frequency words and illustrates key words. The first letter of each word in the title must be capitalized except for articles, prepositions, and conjunctions.

Abstract should state the objectives of the research, main methodologies, research results and major conclusions. The length of the abstract should not exceed 250 words. There should be 3 to 5 key words.

The symbols and exponents are clearly presented, and noted from the first use. Plants, insects, animals and microorganisms, when presented for the first time in abstracts and articles, should be accompanied by their scientific names (Latin double names). For land terminology, the International Classification System (FAO-UNESCO) or the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Classification System can be used as a reference document when presenting the local classification system. Math equations: please use Equation. Chemical formulations: the ionic chemistry should be specified as Ca2+ or SO42- , not as Ca++ or SO4. The number of radioactive isotopes must be written before the symbol, for example: 18O or 15(NH4)2SO4. As for the statistical significance, please specify the corresponding level of significance. 

Tables and figures

Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text and must include table/figure captions. Tables and figures will appear in the published article in the order in which they are numbered initially. Table titles should be put above the tables, and the figure captions should be under the figures. The notes should be italic. 

For each text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list, and for each reference list citation there must be a corresponding text citation. Each text citation must include at least two pieces of information, author(s) and year of publication. Example for citations: with one author: Smith (1995) or (Smith, 1995); with two authors: Smith and Andersen (1995) or (Smith and Andersen, 1995); with three or more than three authors: Smith et al. (1995) or (Smith et al., 1995). References are listed in alphabetical order (English references and Vietnamese references should not be separated; English references are put in the order of author's surnames, while Vietnamese references are put in the order of author's first name).


Authors should follow the models of research article, review paper and short communication as following link: https://vjas.vnua.edu.vn.


In an attempt to ensure an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process, VJAS supports ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognized.

We encourage all authors to include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you do not already have one you can create one on the website https://orcid.org/.

Manuscript submission

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the Journal's Web-based submission system at https://vjas.vnua.edu.vn/index.php?journal=vjas&page=about&op=submissions. Author(s) must create an account to submit their manuscript(s) (please see User Guide for Authors for more details at https://vjas.vnua.edu.vn/support/user-guide-author.pdf). The authors can also suggest at least two potential reviewers to the Editorial Board for consideration. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide a rigorous assessment of the manuscript. However, it does not necessarily mean that the manuscript will be assessed by them.

Article processing charges

To partly cover the cost of publication, authors pay an article processing charge (APC) of 500 thousand VND (approximately 22 USD) for manuscripts accepted after the pre-check by the managing editor. There are no charges for rejected articles after the pre-check, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

Beneficiary's Name: Vietnam National University Of Agriculture Press
Beneficiary's Address: Trau Quy town, Gia Lam district, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bank Account Number: 129000069538
Bank Address: Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank) – Chuong Duong Branch - Hanoi - Vietnam.

Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the VJAS’s editorial office as follows: Mrs. Le Kim Dung or Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thuy, VJAS’s Editorial Board, Vietnam National University of Agriculture Press, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Telephone number: +84 24 62617714, Email: vjas@vnua.edu.vn, lkdung@vnua.edu.vn, and nguyenthithuy@vnua.edu.vn.

Peer-review process

After receiving the manuscripts, the Editorial Board Members will send them to reviewers and ensure the review process will last for no longer than two months; however, in some cases, it might last longer depending on the availability of reviewers. VJAS has carried out a double blind peer review policy in which names of reviewers and authors are not revealed to each other. The Editorial Board will inform to the authors the specific reasons for the rejection of a manuscript. In some special cases, especially when the manuscript contains new information or is of a hot topic to the scholarly society, the research article can be recommended to be rewritten into a short communication.

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the Editorial Board will also reply to the authors and give them a certain time to revise the article depending on the quality of the manuscript. The final revised manuscript will be considered to be the original article. The manuscript will be batched for publication in an upcoming issue of the journal.

After the publication, each first author will receive a free printed issue where their article is published.

Journal website

VJAS provides authors with online access to their final article. All of the electronically published articles are available on the website of the Vietnam Journal of Agricultural Sciences https://vjas.vnua.edu.vn.