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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Vietnam Journal of Mathematics. 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
White, N.J.: Qinghaosu (artemisinin): the price of success. Science. 320, 330–334 (2008)
A journal article with 2 authors
Kedar, S., Webb, F.H.: Ocean science. The ocean’s seismic hum. Science. 307, 682–683 (2005)
A journal article with 3 authors
Nasrallah, M.E., Liu, P., Nasrallah, J.B.: Generation of self-incompatible Arabidopsis thaliana by transfer of two S locus genes from A. lyrata. Science. 297, 247–249 (2002)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Coelho, A.S., Barbosa, F.A.S., Cassemiro, K.N., Villar, A.S., Martinelli, M., Nussenzveig, P.: Three-color entanglement. Science. 326, 823–826 (2009)

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Wagner, D.: Trading ETFs. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (2012)
An edited book
Cortina, M.S., de la Cruz, J. eds: Keratoprostheses and Artificial Corneas: Fundamentals and Surgical Applications. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg (2015)
A chapter in an edited book
Kislinger, T.: Mass Spectrometry-based Systems Biology. In: Jurisica, I., Wigle, D.A., and Wong, B. (eds.) Cancer Informatics in the Post Genomic Era: Toward Information-Based Medicine. pp. 59–83. Springer US, Boston, MA (2007)

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 Mathematics.

Blog post
Andrews, R.: The Entire San Andreas Fault Could Rupture During The “Big One”


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: Telecommunications: GSA Should Improve Oversight of Small Business Contracting. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1991)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gonzalez, S.E.: Ideal leadership practices in Head Start: Understanding leadership from the perspectives of directors and teachers, (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
Garland, S.B.: Vulnerable Older Adults, Abusive Guardians, (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 titleVietnam Journal of Mathematics
AbbreviationVietnam J. Math.
ISSN (print)2305-221X
ISSN (online)2305-2228
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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