1. For authors

    The manuscripts submitted to the Tra Vinh University Journal of Science (TVUJS) must not be previously published or be currently considered for publication by other journals, scientific proceedings or other publications that have been published as abstracts or in full text, in print or electronically. The manuscript will not be allowed to be submitted anywhere else until receiving a final decision from the Journal that the manuscript has been rejected for publication.

    Regarding research related to chemicals, processes and hazardous equipment, the author must confirm that all experiments follow the procedures of the legal system of Vietnam and the instructions of relevant international organizations.

    Regarding research involving humans in particular and animals in general as research participants and subjects, the authors must confirm that all experiments performed in the study followed the National Guidelines on Ethics in Biomedical Research of the Ministry of Health. In addition, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with the relevant laws of Vietnam and international conventions that Vietnam has recognized. If the study is granted exemption from ethical approval requirements, details of the exemption must be attached to the article. The trials in the study must receive the consent of all human research participants. Besides, privacy and personal confidentiality (personal information, photos, medical records, etc.) of research participants must be authorized by the participants to use and must be strictly protected. Information security solutions must be used to preserve participants' anonymity. The trials in the article must comply with declarations by appropriate ethics committees or organizations, including any relevant details.

    The content of articles should express the spirit of respect for colleagues, social responsibility, and nondiscrimination related to such factors as gender, race, ethnicity or religion.

    Regarding policy on information security, authors are strictly required to keep confidential all documents, review and editorial contents that are transferred by the Journal to the author about submitted manuscripts. Authors should consider all aspects that affect confidentiality during the publication approval process, such as communication security, communication products, or research sponsors. Interview records, trade secrets, military secrets, data from participants, and participants demographic or health information must be strictly secured.

    Plagiarism is a serious concern for the Journal to maintain scientific ethical standards. Plagiarism is the intentional or unintentional use of other works (i.e. text, results, data, figures, images, ideas, etc.) without appropriate attribution, citation, or acknowledgment. Plagiarism could be in many forms including:

    • Copying a certain amount of other work without citing the source.
    • Copying from too many works of other authors, even though sources are correctly cited, to form one’s own sentences or paragraphs.
    • Providing inaccurate information about the author or the source of information when citing;
    • Re-writing works of other authors in one’s personal writing;
    • Self-plagiarizing by reusing substantial parts of scholarly works published by the author themself in new scholarly works of which they are the author or co-author without specifying the source.
  2. For the Journal

    The Journal operates in accordance with the principles and purposes stated in the press license granted by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

    The Journal has the right to publish all articles on its publications. All the submitted manuscripts are thoroughly and fairly assessed based on the quality of content, avoiding racism, gender, workplace, academic degree, etc. TVUJS strictly respects and complies with its independence in the editorial screening, reviewing, and publishing policies. Our policies do not compromise any commercial/financial benefits or specific arrangements with advertising clients or sponsors. The Journal will make all efforts to evaluate all manuscripts fairly.

    TVUJS complies with copyright and ethical standards following the Intellectual Property Law of Vietnam and regulations of International Intellectual Property Organizations that Tra Vinh University Journal of Science (TVUJS) is a member of.

    The Journal is committed to implementing and complying with the provisions of law and guiding documents related to the security of personal information. The TVUJS undertakes to use only the information that users (authors, readers, editors, critics) provide to the Journal for declared purposes. The Journal shall not disclose any information to any other third party or for any other purpose except if it is required to provide information following the law.

  1. Violation handling

    After the editorial screening, if the authors discover any violation of ethical standards, intellectual property, conflicts of interest or author copyright, the authors are responsible for informing the Journal immediately in writing, accompanied with proof of violation. The Journal will consider discontinuing other stages of the publication process, conclude the withdrawal and cancellation of the manuscript, and notify the corresponding author.

    If an article has violated publication policies and procedures, the Journal reserves the right to remove the article content from our database. The Journal will notify the author of the withdrawn article's name accompanied by a statement explaining why the content has been removed from the website of the Journal.

    For violations that are not detected initiatively, the Journal has the right to request a correction or retraction by fixing or removing published content and announcing the name of the author’s violating article. The Journal will refuse to receive submissions from violated authors for between one to three years. Further actions to violations could be implemented following the Intellectual Property Law, the Press Law, and the Publishing Law of Vietnam.