Submissions

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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 submitter must list every co-author including affiliation and email address
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Author Guidelines

The template of the English manuscript can be downloaded here

The template of the Vietnamese manuscript can be downloaded here

Editorial policy

The Editorial Team for the Journal of Military Science and Technology (JMST) takes great care to ensure that all submissions are treated impartially, regardless of race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy, sexual orientation, age, the reputation of the authors. All submissions sent to JMST must meet the Ethics in Publishing for the science journal.

Pre-review stage

Upon receiving a new manuscript, Editor-in-Chief will conduct an initial pre-review check to ensure the article is legible, complete, correctly formatted, original, within the scope of the journal, in the style of a scientific article, and written in clear English. An initial quality assessment is also conducted to ensure the reported results are significant and not incomplete.
All submissions to the journal are screened using the plagiarism detection software Grammarly and other ones. Any article that has problems with any of the above criteria may be rejected at this stage. 

Reviewing stage

1. Articles passing successfully through the pre-review stage then begin formal peer-review.
Research papers submitted for publication in JMST are sent to two independent reviewers in the same field (by single -blind review). Reviewers are selected based on their expertise, publications, and other problems (see Invitation to review an article). Reviewers may recommend that the article is accepted, rejected, or that the article may be accepted after some revisions (4 days).

2. After accepting the review invitation, the reviewers have 3 weeks for reviewing the paper. The paper is evaluated with criteria indicated in the review form of the journal. Upon finishing, they will send comments to the editor through the online reviewing system. Along with comments, Reviewers' recommendations are sent to the Editor. Depending on the quality of the paper, the recommendation is one of the following choices:

- "Accept Submission" which means the paper should be accepted as it is for publishing.

- "Minor Revision" which means the paper is conditionally accepted, some improvements are needed.

- "Major Revision" which means several parts of the paper need rewriting and the revised version will be reviewed for the second round.

- "Decline Submission" which means the paper is rejected. 

3. Based on the Reviewers' recommendations, the final Editors are responsible for the decision to reject or accept the manuscripts for publication. The Editors’ decision will be sent to the Authors.  The author of the paper will be informed of the result. The next step will be revised by the authors. (3 days)

4. For Minor Revision papers: The author has one week for making changes mentioned in the comments. Along with the revised paper, the author must send a cover letter explaining what changes have been made. The paper will not be sent to reviewers again. The editor will check the revised paper and makes a decision on the paper.  If the revised version responds satisfactorily to the reviewers' comments, the result will be accepted and the next step in the process is step 8. Otherwise, further communication is needed and this step will be repeated (1 week)

5. For Major Revision papers: The author has two weeks for revising the paper. The author will submit a revised version with a cover letter explaining what has been addressed. This version will be re-assigned to the previous reviewers for the second round. This means a paper is considered as a Major Revision only once.  Depending on the result, the next step will be step 4 (for a Minor Revision or step 6 for Accept Submission). 

6. The paper is accepted for publishing. It will be sent to a copy-editor. The copy-editor will check and make changes so that the paper conforms to the style required by the journal. The author will be asked for approving the changes and making any necessary changes. (3 days)

7. The manuscript is then typeset by a layout editor. (1 week)

8. The galley is examined by a proofreader, the author, and the layout editor. After approvals from these people are received, the paper is ready to be printed and published. (1 week)

Plagiarism Detection to Ensure Writing and Research Integrity

 Journal of Military Science and Technology uses Similarity Check a service provided by Crossref and powered by iThenticate plagiarism detection system, to screen for plagiarism before publication. Authors, researchers, and freelancers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting www.ithenticate.com.

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Invitation to review an article

To uphold the impartiality of the journal, reviewers should consider any potential conflict of interest before agreeing to review a submission and should contact the editorial office to declare any potential conflict of interest in the following instances:

  • If you are in direct competition with the authors.
  • If you are a co-worker or collaborator with one of the authors.
  • If you are in a position to exploit the authors' work.
  • If you are in a position that prevents you from giving an objective opinion of the work.

If you are unable to act as a reviewer due to a conflict of interest, the article will be sent to an alternative reviewer.

Types of article

Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: Research Paper, Review Article, News, and Views.

Please ensure that you select the appropriate article type from the list of options when making your submission. Authors contributing to special issues should ensure that they select the special issue article type from this list.

Submission checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: • E-mail address

  • Mobile phone number
  • Full postal address

All necessary files concerning the manuscript have been uploaded:

  • Include keywords
  • All figures (include relevant captions)
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

Further considerations

  • The manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Ethics in publishing

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal 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 the scientific method.

It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

Copyright

Upon acceptance of an article, authors are agreed to third-party reuse of open access articles, which will be determined by the Journal.

Author rights

Authors and their employer or institution have certain rights to reuse your work.

Open access

This journal is fully open access; all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download upon publication.

Language (usage and editing services)

Please write your text in Vietnamese or good English, but not a mixture of them.

Submission

Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. Editable files (e.g., Word, LaTeX) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Submit your article

Please submit your article via submission page.

Additional information

Tables and figures may be presented with captions within the main body of the manuscript; if so, figures should additionally be uploaded as high-resolution files.

Single-blind review

In this type of review, the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the most common method of reviewing by far, in which reviewers know the identity of the authors but authors do not know the identity of the reviewers. Points to consider regarding single anonymizedreview include:

  • Reviewer anonymity allows for impartial decisions – the reviewers should not be influenced by the authors.
  • Authors may be concerned that reviewers in their field could delay publication, giving the reviewers a chance to publish first.
  • Reviewers may use their anonymity as justification for being unnecessarily critical or harsh when commenting on the authors’ work.

Author details: This should include the authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgments, and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.

Full manuscript: This is the manuscript with author details.

Use of word processing software

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use boldface, italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts. Note that source files of figures, tables, and text graphics will be required whether or not you embed your figures in the text. See also the section on Electronic artwork.

To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.

Article structure

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 own separate line.

Introduction

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

Theory/calculation

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

Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion

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.

Conclusions

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.

Appendices

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. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Essential title page information

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, and avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Abbreviations

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Acknowledgments

Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Math formulae

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

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors can build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Otherwise, please indicate the position of footnotes in the text and list the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.

Artwork Electronic artwork General points

  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. • Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
  • Aim to use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, Symbol, or use fonts that look similar.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text. • Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
  • Provide captions to illustrations separately.
  • Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the published version. • Submit each illustration as a separate file.

A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available.

Formats

If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format.

Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):

EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts.

TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi.

TIFF (or JPEG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi. TIFF (or JPEG): Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.

Please do not:

  • Supply files that are optimized for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); these typically have a low number of pixels and limited set of colors;
  • Supply files that are too low in resolution;
  • Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Figure captions

Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (noton the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.

References 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.

Reference links

Increased discoverability of research and high-quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as VCGate (Vietnam Citation Gateway), ACI (ASEAN Citation Index) etc.., please ensure that the data provided in the references are correct. 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 VanDecar J.C., Russo R.M., James D.E., Ambeh W.B., Franke M. (2003). Aseismic continuation of the Lesser Antilles slab beneath northeastern Venezuela. Journal of Geophysical Research, https://doi.org/10.1029/2001JB000884. Please note the format of such citations should be in the same style as all other references in the paper.

Web references

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. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Reference style

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 [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ....'

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

[1]. Kojima, K. Hirabayashi, and Y. Kawabata, “Novel vector control system using deadbeat-controlled PWM inverter with output LC filter,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl. vol. 40, pp. 162–169, (2004).

[2]. Mattaveli, “An improved deadbeat control for UPS using disturbance observers,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electr. vol. 50, pp. 206–212, (2005).

Reference to a book:

[3]. W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[4]. G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

Reference to a website:

[5]. Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ about cancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, 2003 (accessed 13 March 2003).

AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Online proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online or attachment of the proof system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online.

We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness, and correctness of the text, tables, and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

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