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
Bosch, X.: Radical changes urged for Spanish universities. Nature. 404, 425–426 (2000)
A journal article with 2 authors
Choi, W., Peifer, M.: Cell biology. Arranging a cellular checkerboard. Science. 333, 1099–1100 (2011)
A journal article with 3 authors
Kilb, D., Gomberg, J., Bodin, P.: Triggering of earthquake aftershocks by dynamic stresses. Nature. 408, 570–574 (2000)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Wang, Y., Cao, S.-E., Tian, J., Liu, G., Zhang, X., Li, P.: Auraptenol attenuates vincristine-induced mechanical hyperalgesia through serotonin 5-HT1A receptors. Sci. Rep. 3, 3377 (2013)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bragg, S.M.: Accounting Best Practices. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (2013)
An edited book
Kampen, W.U., Fischer, M. eds: Local Treatment of Inflammatory Joint Diseases: Benefits and Risks. Springer International Publishing, Cham (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Barro, D., Canestrelli, E., Ciurlia, P.: Spatial Aggregation in Scenario Tree Reduction. In: Perna, C. and Sibillo, M. (eds.) Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Insurance and Finance. pp. 27–34. Springer, Milano (2008)

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
Luntz, S.: Quasars Not So Complicated,


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: Aviation and the Environment: FAA’s and NASA’s Research and Development Plans for Noise Reduction Are Aligned but the Prospects of Achieving Noise Reduction Goals Are Uncertain. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (2008)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Kern, M.W.: Regional phylogenetic analysis of the myology of primates and correlates in the human skeleton, (2012)

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
Belson, K.: N.F.L. Looks For Daylight Through Anthem Flap, (2017)

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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