How to format your references using the Acta Mathematica Vietnamica citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Acta Mathematica Vietnamica. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Duncan, M.K.: Development. A new focus on RNA in the lens. Science. 331, 1523–1524 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
Siddiqi, I., Clarke, J.: Physics. Entangled solid-state circuits. Science. 313, 1400–1401 (2006)
A journal article with 3 authors
Duplessy, J.C., Roche, D.M., Kageyama, M.: The deep ocean during the last interglacial period. Science. 316, 89–91 (2007)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Qiao, Y., Molina, H., Pandey, A., Zhang, J., Cole, P.A.: Chemical rescue of a mutant enzyme in living cells. Science. 311, 1293–1297 (2006)

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Gauthier, M., Andreff, N., Dombre, E.: Intracorporeal Robotics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, USA (2014)
An edited book
Venter, H., Eloff, M., Labuschagne, L., Eloff, J., Solms, R. von eds: New Approaches for Security, Privacy and Trust in Complex Environments: Proceedings of the IFIP TC-11 22nd International Information Security Conference (SEC 2007), 14–16 May 2007, Sandton, South Africa. Springer US, Boston, MA (2007)
A chapter in an edited book
Arreeras, S., Angskun, T., Angskun, J.: Intercropping Planning Models for an Agricultural Expert System. In: Papasratorn, B., Chutimaskul, W., Porkaew, K., and Vanijja, V. (eds.) Advances in Information Technology: Third International Conference, IAIT 2009, Bangkok, Thailand, December 1-5, 2009. Proceedings. pp. 30–38. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2009)

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Acta Mathematica Vietnamica.

Blog post
Fang, J.: Bizarre Alien Planet Acts Like A Comet,


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office: Solid Rocket Motors: Loss of Oxidizer Production Necessitates Emergency Allocation Procedures. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1988)

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Brugna, R.A.: Augmenting the clinical clerkship curriculum of a physician assistant training program with distance education technology: Educational outcomes and student perceptions, (2008)

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Hodara, S.: Conversation Between Works and Over Decades, (2014)

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleActa Mathematica Vietnamica
AbbreviationActa Math. Vietnam.
ISSN (print)0251-4184
ISSN (online)2315-4144
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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