Call for papers: The Biennial Issue on Camellias of Vietnam


The Dalat University Journal of Science (DLU-JOS) – formerly known as the Dalat University Scientific Bulletin – is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary academic journal sponsored by Dalat University and published since 1984. The DLU-JOS is one of the first six academic journals in Vietnam to be indexed in the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI). It is currently the only multidisciplinary academic journal published by a Vietnamese institution that is approved as a full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), awarded the DOAJ Seal, and accepted as an official partner of Publons (powered by the Web of Science). The DLU-JOS publishes four issues a year, with full-length research articles and review articles written in English in three sections: Social Sciences and Humanities, Natural Sciences and Technology, and Economics and Management. Research in biology published in the DLU-JOS has been recognized by the State Council for Professorship of Vietnam since 2021 and awarded up to 0.75 points.

Vietnam is one of the countries with the highest biodiversity of Camellia species. Domestic and foreign scientists have researched many aspects of camellias, including species composition, conservation, and applications as medicinal herbs or ornamental plants. The DLU-JOS published a Special issue on Yellow Camellia species of the Central Highlands of Vietnam for the first time in 2021, including important studies on several Camellia species discovered in the Central Highlands. The special issue has resonated greatly and attracted the attention of domestic and foreign scholars on this topic.

To further promote research on Vietnamese camellias, the DLU-JOS will publish a Biennial Issue on Camellias of Vietnam beginning in 2023. The objective of this biennial issue is to establish the first official forum for academic exchange on Camellia species indigenous to Vietnam, with the aim of becoming a highly respected academic forum on this topic.

The DLU-JOS warmly welcomes contributions from domestic and foreign scholars to this forum. Specific information about the biennial issue follows below.

Publication Language: English.

Name of issue: Annual Issue on Biology [Camellias of Vietnam].

Submission deadline and author guidelines: Authors may submit manuscripts at any time of the year. The submission process and author guidelines can be found here:

Manuscript template: Authors must follow the current format of the DLU-JOS: Manuscript template

Peer review process: Please see details here:

Publication costs: All publication costs will be covered by Dalat University. Authors and co-authors do not need to pay any fees.

Online publishing and publication plan: The issue will be published every two years under the umbrella of the DLU JOS Annual Issue on Biology. The inaugural issue is expected to be published in the 4th quarter of 2023, or at the latest, in the 1st quarter of 2024. Manuscripts accepted for publication before August 30 each year will be published (in print) in the biennial issue of the same year. Manuscripts accepted for publication after August 30 will be published (in print) in the next biennial issue. All accepted articles will be published online in the digital publishing management system of the DLU-JOS as soon as copyediting, typesetting, and the proofing process have been completed. These articles are final and fully citable.

Scientific advisory unit: Dalat University Centre for Biodiversity and Climate Change Research

Guest editors:

  1. Tran Ninh, Faculty of Biology, VNU University of Science, Vietnam
  2. Le Nguyet Hai Ninh, Hoa Lu University, Vietnam
  3. Luong Van Dung, Dalat University Centre for Biodiversity and Climate Change Research, Vietnam

Contact information

Editorial Office of the DLU Journal of Science
Building A25, Dalat University
01 Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, Ward 8
Dalat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Phone: +84 0359486903