About the Journal

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope
Section Policies
Peer Review Process
Publication Frequency
Open Access Policy
Archiving
Indexing and Abstracting
Listing
Editorial Policies and Publication Ethics
Membership
Partnership
Plagiarism Detection to Ensure Writing and Research Integrity
Disclaimer Statements

Others

Journal Sponsorship
Journal History

Focus and Scope

The Dalat University Journal of Science (DLU-JOS) is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal published by Dalat University. The DLU-JOS is multidisciplinary in scope, dealing with several aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities; Natural Sciences and Technology; Economics and Management. Although the DLU-JOS mainly focuses on the above-mentioned topics in the Vietnamese context, we also welcome submissions that address those topics in the context of the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) community. To support local educators and promote research collaboration within the ASEAN, submissions that are either distinctly Vietnam or ASEAN-related or regional or international in scope, but relevant to Vietnam or ASEAN readers are also encouraged. Besides, the DLU-JOS annually or biennially publishes issues on Vietnamese Literature and History; Vietnamese Archeology and Ethnology; Vietnamese Botanical Taxonomy; or Singularity Theory and its Applications among others in order to highlight the current state of research in specific areas that particularly impact the Vietnamese and its science community.

Contributions to the DLU-JOS can be made either as an original research article or as a structured/systematic/literature review paper that follows a specific methodology.

The discipline-specific sections within the DLU-JOS are collections of articles that focus on a DLU-JOS’s topic of interest and are grouped together on the DLU-JOS’s Digital Publishing Management System. These sections are a permanent feature of the DLU-JOS and will be open for submissions continuously. The DLU-JOS includes three following discipline-specific sections:

[1] Natural Sciences and Technology

This section publishes original research or review papers dealing with the development of all types of theoretical and experimental science and technology covering several scientific and technical disciplines, including but not limited to Applied Physics; Biology; Information Technology; and Mathematics.

[2] Social Sciences and Humanities

The disciplines covered in this section are relevant to the advancement of the humanities and social sciences in the context of Vietnam and the ASEAN community, including but not limited to Archaeology; Cultural Studies; Education; Ethnology; History; Language & Linguistics; Literature; and Sociology.

[3] Economics and Management

This section covers the entire scope of economics and management research in the context of Vietnam and the ASEAN community. Submissions that are either distinctly Vietnam or ASEAN-related or regional or international in scope, but relevant to Vietnam or ASEAN readers are encouraged. Topics include, but are not limited to Economics; Management; Business; and Finance.

Section Policies

Journal Section: Natural Sciences and Technology

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Journal Section: Social Sciences and Humanities

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Journal Section: Economics and Management

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

[1] Any manuscript within the scope of the Journal and the author guidelines will be assigned to one section editor;

[2] All articles in the Dalat University Journal of Science have undergone editorial screening and anonymous double-blind peer review by at least one independent external expert in the field who is not part of the DLU-JOS’s Editorial Board. The section editor ultimately makes an editorial decision, which is subject to endorsement by the Editor-in-Chief. See our Peer review process for further information;

[3] It is the aim of the DLU-JOS’s Editorial Office to confirm the first decision on submitted manuscripts within three months.

Publication Frequency

The Dalat University Journal of Science publishes its printed versions every quarter (four issues a year): at the end of March, June, September, and December. However, articles that have been accepted for publication may be published online as soon as copyediting, typesetting, and proofing process has been completed. These articles are final and fully citable.

Open Access Policy

The Dalat University Journal of Science provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Readers are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the Dalat University Journal of Science's articles. Readers are also allowed to use articles published in the Dalat University Journal of Science for any other lawful and non-commercial purpose, to reuse, redistribute, remix, transform, and build upon the content of the Dalat University Journal of Science's articles (published from Issue 1, Volume 10, 2020 onward) in accordance with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Archiving

The Dalat University Journal of Science utilizes the Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe (LOCKSS) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries, and it permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. The full text of all articles published in the Dalat University Journal of Science is deposited in the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN) to guarantee long-term digital preservation.

Indexing and Abstracting

The Dalat University Journal of Science is indexed and/or abstracted in local and international indexing services. This allows maximum visibility of published articles as they are available to a wide, local, and global audience.

ASEAN Citation Index (ACI)
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Google Scholar
OpenAIRE 
Public Knowledge Project - Index (PKP-Index)
V-CitationGate
WorldCat (OCLC)

Listing

The Dalat University Journal of Science is listed in the database of Vietnam Journals Online, managed by the NATIONAL AGENCY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NASATI) - the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM (MOST)

Tạp chí khoa học Việt Nam Trực tuyến - Vietnam Journals Online

Editorial Policies and Publication Ethics

The Dalat University Journal of Science acknowledges, endorses, and commits to adhere to international standards for responsible research publication for academic journal editors and authors. These standards have been developed with the help of worldwide experts and coordinated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). For further information, see the International standards for responsible research publication for editors and the International standards for responsible research publication for authors;

The Dalat University Journal of Science also commits to following the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing co-developed by The Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and the World Association of Medical Editors.

To ensure that processes are in place to deal with publication misconduct, the Dalat University Journal of Science issues editorial policies for its editors and authors to comply with. These editorial policies (in Vietnamese) are based on the abovementioned international standards for responsible research publication, and on principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing.

[1] Peer-review policy: The Dalat University Journal of Science operates a double-blind peer-review system. Reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors remain anonymous. All submissions to Dalat University Journal of Science are assessed by a Section Editor, who will determine if they merit a complete in-depth peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review by at least one independent external expert in the field who is not part of the Dalat University Journal of Science’s editorial staff. The Section Editor will make a decision based on the reviewers’ reports, which is subject to endorsement by the Editor-in-Chief. Authors should note that even in light of one positive report, concerns raised by another reviewer may fundamentally undermine the study and result in the manuscript being rejected. See our Peer review process and Peer review policy for further information;

[2] Article correction policy: Changes to published articles that affect the interpretation and conclusion of the article, but do not fully invalidate the article, will, at the Editor-in-Chief’s discretion, be corrected via publication of an Erratum that is indexed and linked to the original article;

[3] Article withdrawal, retraction, removal, and replacement policy: See our Article withdrawal, retraction, removal, and replacement policy for further information;

[4] Authorship policy: See our Authorship policy for further information;

[5] Special issue policy: See our Special issue policy for further information;

[6] Plagiarism policy: Submission of a manuscript is taken as an implicit agreement between the authors and the journal that the manuscript is original work by the authors, free of fabrication or falsification, including a duplicate of the authors' own work. All relevant related work must be fully referenced. To ensure writing and research integrity, all manuscripts submitted to The Dalat University Journal of Science are checked using iThenticate plagiarism detection system for duplicate and unattributed content. In the reviewer's evaluation form, we also request that if a reviewer suspects plagiarism, fraud, or has other ethical concerns, he or she should let these suspicions be known to the editor, providing as much detail as possible. See our Review Form for further information.

Membership

The Dalat University Journal of Science is a member of and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Dalat University Journal of Science has been accepted as a member of Crossref – An official registration agency of the International Digital Object Identifier Foundation (IDF) since February 2020. This makes your research outputs published in our journal easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse.

Partnership

The Dalat University Journal of Science is an official partner of the Publons (powered by the Web of Science) since 2021.

Plagiarism Detection to Ensure Writing and Research Integrity

The Dalat University Journal of Science 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.

Disclaimer Statements

[1] Dalat University gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials contained on this website. Under no circumstances will the University be held responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs, or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption, or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from your use of or inability to use the articles published on the Dalat University Journal of Science (both printed and online versions).

[2] The views and opinions expressed in the articles published in the Dalat University Journal of Science do not necessarily state or reflect those of Dalat University as an institution or those of the Dalat University Journal of Science’s Editorial Board.

Journal Sponsorship

The Dalat University Journal of Science is sponsored by Dalat University. It is DLU JOS’s policy that there are no submission fees and publication fees. We also provide immediate open access to the content of the journal on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Each author and co-author will be provided with a free printed copy of the journal in which the article is published (person-to-person delivery at the Editorial Office or by post). Authors can order additional printed copies of the journal after an advance payment of a token charge and postal charges.

Journal History

The Dalat University Journal of Science has been indexed in the ASEAN Citation Index since 2017 and is one of the first six Vietnamese scholarly journals to achieve that distinction. Moreover, the DLU-JOS is the first multidisciplinary scholarly journal in Vietnam published by a national institution to be approved as a full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (since 2018). It has been indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals since 2018, awarded the DOAJ Seal in 2020, and accepted as an official partner of Publons (powered by the Web of Science) since 2021.