How to format your references using the Vietnam Journal of Computer Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Vietnam Journal of Computer Science. 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
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Reenan, R.A.: Molecular determinants and guided evolution of species-specific RNA editing. Nature. 434, 409–413 (2005)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Barton, R.A., Harvey, P.H.: Mosaic evolution of brain structure in mammals. Nature. 405, 1055–1058 (2000)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cochran, E.S., Vidale, J.E., Tanaka, S.: Earth tides can trigger shallow thrust fault earthquakes. Science. 306, 1164–1166 (2004)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Mishchenko, M.I., Geogdzhayev, I.V., Rossow, W.B., Cairns, B., Carlson, B.E., Lacis, A.A., Liu, L., Travis, L.D.: Long-term satellite record reveals likely recent aerosol trend. Science. 315, 1543 (2007)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Kracke, E.-A., Lodde, K.: Leitfaden Straßenbrücken. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany (2011)
An edited book
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Liu, C., Chang, J., Yang, A. eds: Information Computing and Applications: Second International Conference, ICICA 2011, Qinhuangdao, China, October 28-31, 2011. Proceedings, Part I. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2011)
A chapter in an edited book
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Zülch, G.: Evaluating Human Work in the Digital Factory - A New German Guideline -. In: Grabot, B., Vallespir, B., Gomes, S., Bouras, A., and Kiritsis, D. (eds.) Advances in Production Management Systems. Innovative and Knowledge-Based Production Management in a Global-Local World: IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2014, Ajaccio, France, September 20-24, 2014, Proceedings, Part III. pp. 35–42. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (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 Vietnam Journal of Computer Science.

Blog post
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Andrews, R.: This 77-Million-Year-Old Dwarf Pterosaur Was The Same Size As A Cat, https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/this-77millionyearold-dwarf-pterosaur-was-the-same-size-as-a-cat/

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office: Assessing Social Program Impact Evaluations: A Checklist Approach. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1978)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Davis, J.A.: Demobilizing the Minors: Examining Compliance with International Child Soldiering Laws, (2011)

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
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Urbina, I.: Rising Seas Turn Coastal Houses Into a Gamble, (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 titleVietnam Journal of Computer Science
AbbreviationVietnam J. Comput. Sci.
ISSN (print)2196-8888
ISSN (online)2196-8896
Scope

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