About the journal

Aims and scope

Journal of Vietnamese Environment (ISSN: 2193-6471) is an open-access journal covering environmental sciences in Vietnam. The journal publishes its content in different formats, such as research articles, reviews, policy papers, event reports and short communications. The journal aims to disseminate the outcomes from different research fields in environmental management and protection in Vietnam. A primary intent of the journal is to provide a platform for Vietnamese researchers to inform the international community about the progress of environmental research in Vietnam. The journal encourages early-career researchers to publish their work and get the professional recognition.

The scope of the journal encompasses various aspects of environmental sciences, including:

  • Air pollution
  • Biomass
  • Biological waste treatment
  • Bioenergy
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climate change
  • Contaminated sites
  • Electronic waste (e-waste)
  • Ecology and biological resources
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Energy policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental technologies
  • Fauna and flora of Vietnam
  • Flood mitigation and control
  • Food and agriculture
  • Forest ecology and management
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Groundwater management
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Land use management
  • Marine and freshwater biology
  • Mining
  • Remote sensing and GIS
  • Renewable energy
  • Resources management
  • Risk assessment
  • Rural development
  • Socio-economic aspects
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban development
  • Urban hydrology
  • Waste management
  • Wastewater and sanitation
  • Water pollution
  • Wetlands

Open Access policy

Journal of Vietnamese Environment is an Open Access journal that aims at making knowledge freely available to everyone via internet. The readers of the journal are allowed unrestricted access to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of journal’s articles or use them for any lawful purpose without financial, technical or legal barriers (other than those related to having access to internet). We therefore encourage the authors to upload the final PDF version of their accepted manuscripts to any personal or institutional websites or to online repositories such as ResearchGate.

A long-term electronic archiving of all Journal's content is provided by the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) through its free content repository server Qucosa. This has been established for the purpose of electronic publishing, reference and long-term archiving of scholarly publications.

Peer-review system

Journal of Vietnamese Environment uses a blind peer-review system that assists the Editors to accept or reject a manuscript for publication. All 'Research articles', 'Policy papers' and 'Review papers' undergo the blind peer-review process by at least two experts in the field selected by the Editor. The other article types such as 'Short communication' and 'Event report' are not peer-reviewed but undergo an editorial review by members of the Editorial Board.

The main objectives of the Reviewers are to contribute to the editorial decisions and help the authors improve their paper. With their voluntary commitment, the Reviewers bring thus a major contribution to promoting the environmental research in Vietnam. For their work, Reviewers receive guidance from the Editorial Board in form of Review Guidelines, which include detailed suggestions for the completion of their evaluation. Additionally, the Reviewers are also recommended to read the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Copyright and publication license

The authors who wish to publish with our journal retain the copyright of their work without restrictions and grant the journal the right of first publication. The authors are encouraged to upload the final, accepted PDF version of their manuscript to any personal or institutional website or other online repositories such as ResearchGate etc.

All content of Journal of Vietnamese Environment is published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC 3.0). Under this license, the readers of the journal are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) under the following terms: appropriate credit must be given to the content’ author and the material cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Publication ethics and malpraxis statement

Journal of Vietnamese Environment follows the Core Practices issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), 2018. This code of guidelines aims at providing a set of minimum standards for the quality of the editorial process. By voluntarily adhering to the COPE code, the JVE Editorial Board strives to continuously improve the quality of editorial services offered to our readers, authors, reviewers and publisher. According to these guidelines and following also the Elsevier Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication, our journal adopted the following Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

Publication fees

The Journal of Vietnamese Environment does not charge any fees, neither from authors nor from its readers. The manuscript submission, processing and publication is free of charge, all technical and editorial costs being supported by the publisher. Submission is possible at anytime by accessing the Submit manuscript link.

Privacy statement

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