Article types

Several types of papers can be submitted to the Journal of Vietnamese Environment:

Research article

This article type describes the most recent findings on environmental research. The content of the research papers shall include relevant and original work that has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Build your manuscript using the standard structure of research articles: Introduction | Materials and methods | Results | Discussion | Conclusions. In the ‘Introduction’ state the objectives of the work and provide an appropriate background of the research topic. Describe your working methodology in the ‘Materials and methods' section. If the methodology is already published elsewhere, provide a reference to the original article. The ‘Results’ section should be clear and concise focusing on the paper’s objectives (you may combine ‘Results’ and ‘Discussion’). The ‘Conclusions’ section should be rather short and list the most important findings. In general, the length of research articles should be no more than 4,000 words (please consider that each figure and table count for 200 words) but exceptions are permitted. Research articles are peer-reviewed by at least two external reviewers.

Short communication

Short communications are concise reports representing a significant contribution to the journal’s areas of interest but do not include the whole research work (a short communication paper can be used for example to announce preliminary results, apparition of a new governmental decree etc.). The structure of short communications depends on the content of the manuscript, a standard abstract being included in all cases. A short communication can refer to an article already published, where the author wants to add new findings and results without writing a completely new paper. In this case, the abstract shall contain the full reference of the previously published work, its main findings and the new results added by the new manuscript. The rest of the paper does not necessarily need to follow the standard format (Introduction | Materials and methods | Results | Conclusions) but clear and concise structuring is required. For any other use of short communications (for example announcing new research findings), the abstract shall contain the summary of the whole manuscript, including (but not resumed to): state of the art and motivation, main objectives, methodology, expected output etc. Short communications are reviewed by the Editorial Board prior publication.

Event report

The event report format can be used to briefly describe the content and main output of public events such as conferences, workshops, training courses etc. A manuscript submitted to JVE can also report about a past or still occurring event (conference, workshops, training courses, important meetings etc.). Important: please do not submit reports about future events (for this you can use the Short communication format). The report must be preceded by an abstract where the headlines of the event are emphasized: the date and place, main organizers, event context, topics or short agenda, target groups or participants etc. The structure of the manuscript can then follow the event’s agenda, with subsequent sections and subsections for each of the event’s sessions. The main results shall be wrapped-up in a ‘Conclusions’ section. Make sure to mention the title of the event, the date(s) and the main organisers. Event reports are reviewed by the Editorial Board prior publication

Review paper

The purpose of review papers is to succinctly review the recent progress in a particular topic. The author of a review paper shall therefore provide the reader with an understanding of the topic by discussing the results presented in other recent research studies (the review paper can also provide the review of a book). The review article is expected to provide a summary and/or a synthesis of the outcomes of some selected contributions being already published by other authors. The structure of a Review paper doesn’t have to follow the standard structure of a Research paper. However, the motivation that triggered the author to write such a review shall be clearly emphasized, together with a description of the framework covered in the review (in other words, what is the process/topic covered in the review). Please provide your opinions in a neutral and objective manner, personal attacks to other authors are not tolerated. Wrap-up the conclusions of your review in a dedicated section and be sure that you listed all the cited articles. Review papers peer-reviewed by at least two external reviewers.