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Author Guidelines

Types of Contribution

Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: Original research papers, Short Communication, and General paper.

Authors are advised that papers whose contribution is not concerned with fundamental issues in mechanics are not normally accepted; such material should be directed to more appropriate publications.

The maximum length of the Scientific Paper is 12 pages, of Short Communication is 06 pages, and of the Review Paper is 15 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Special cases will be decided by the Editor.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint.

It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright holder.

Authors should aim to produce a manuscript that can be reviewed on its own, without assuming that earlier or later parts will be published. The Editors strongly encourage authors considering the submission of multiple papers (e.g., Part I, Part II, etc.) to instead combine them into one paper - in such cases this is a common recommendation of the reviewer(s). Alternatively, authors may choose to submit the respective parts sequentially, once the outcome of the review of the earlier manuscript is known.

Contributors

Each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described. The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.

Submission

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Submission to this journal proceeds totally online, and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. The system automatically allocates ID code for your files, which is used in the peer-review process.

You may choose to submit your manuscript as a single Word or PDF, or Latex file to be used in the refereeing process. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the homepage of this journal (http://vjs.ac.vn/index.php/vjmech) you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. Please keep source files safe as they are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author's homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail.

Article structure

Each paper submitted for publication is normally subject to review and criticism by two independent, anonymous referees, and authors are provided with copies of these reviews so that they can make revisions and improvements to their manuscripts before publication. The normal time limit for the submission of an author's revised manuscript is three months; revised manuscripts received after this time may be considered as new submissions and subject to full re-review.

Manuscripts must be prepared following the order: Title, Authors, Affiliations, E-mails of the all author, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Main Text, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, References, and Appendix.

Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations: Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided but if essential full publication details should be given. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords: Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results

Subdivision - numbered sections: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

Units: Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

Math formulae: In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Equations are center-align and equation number at right-hand margin (see Eq. (1)). MathType or the Microsoft equation editor can be used and the resulting graphics inserted into the text at the required indentation. Use abbreviation Eq. and Eqs. (e.g. Eq. (1)) to cite equation(s) in the text.

Figures: Each figure is numbered and inserted in the text after the first reference to it. Number the figures consecutively (e.g., Fi