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
Shonkoff, J.P.: Protecting brains, not simply stimulating minds. Science. 333, 982–983 (2011)
A journal article with 2 authors
Bell, J.J., Bhandoola, A.: The earliest thymic progenitors for T cells possess myeloid lineage potential. Nature. 452, 764–767 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
Palikaras, K., Lionaki, E., Tavernarakis, N.: Coordination of mitophagy and mitochondrial biogenesis during ageing in C. elegans. Nature. 521, 525–528 (2015)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Langford, D.J., Crager, S.E., Shehzad, Z., Smith, S.B., Sotocinal, S.G., Levenstadt, J.S., Chanda, M.L., Levitin, D.J., Mogil, J.S.: Social modulation of pain as evidence for empathy in mice. Science. 312, 1967–1970 (2006)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lane, D.: The Chief Information Officer’s Body of Knowledge. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2011)
An edited book
Kassim, T.A. ed: Water Pollution: Environmental Impact Assessment of Recycled Wastes on Surface and Ground Waters; Risk Analysis. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2005)
A chapter in an edited book
Henriksen, F.L., Schorling, P., Hansen, B., Schakow, H., Larsen, M.L.: FirstAED Emergency Dispatch, Global Positioning of First Responders with Distinct Roles - A Solution to Reduce the Response Times and Ensuring Early Defibrillation in the Rural Area Langeland. In: Saranto, K., Castrén, M., Kuusela, T., Hyrynsalmi, S., and Ojala, S. (eds.) Safe and Secure Cities: 5th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2014, Turku, Finland, August 18-20, 2014. Proceedings. pp. 36–45. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2014)

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
Andrew, D.: Trading In Extinction: How The Pet Trade Is Killing Off Many Animal Species,


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: Expenditure of Federal Funds by Timberlane Regional High School District, New Hampshire. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1970)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Al azze, Q.: Field-Oriented Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Based on DSP Controller, (2014)

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
Wines, M., Fernandez, M.: Stricter Rules Over Voter IDs Reshape Races, (2016)

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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