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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The author should ensure that his/her paper has not been published previously elsewhere or submitted to another journal for consideration.
  • The submission must be in either Word or LaTex file format.
  • Every manuscript must use a 12-point font, and the text must be single-spaced. In addition, it must employ italics, rather than underlining (except URLs), and all illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed appropriately in the text rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the guide for authors.

In order to prepare your manuscript for peer-review process and publication, you should consider the following instructions. All activities should be done through this system, i.e., submission, communications, and etc.

Submission for review:

An appropriate Word Template or LaTex Template should be used to prepare the manuscript before submission to the journal.

The following order should be met: title page, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgments, and references. Besides that, manuscripts in technological fields often follow different rules but must be logical.

Title page: Important details should be included, i.e., the title, name(s) of authors, their institutional affiliations and addresses, city and country (zip codes), email address of the corresponding author.

Abstract: The abstract is a brief version of the paper to tell readers the aim, methods, procedures, results, discussion, and conclusion. It is also important to note that a good abstract may attract readers. An abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Keywords: You should include three to five keywords describing the paper separated by comma.

Introduction: The introduction should clearly present the underlying theory and hypothesis. Besides that, it also needs to provide a review of the state-of-the-art literature in the research field though comprehensive review can be found in the discussion section.

Materials and Methods: This section presents briefly the methodology/procedures utilized so those who are willing to develop the trial can do the same and produce comparable results. In order to get rid of ambiguities regarding the design, measurements, analysis, etc., the author should provide enough details. Already employed methods in other works should not be included but given in the reference section instead. However, you should modify and develop the known methodology by further explanation.

Results and discussion: The observations with brief explanation are included in this section. Results should be presented in tables and/or figures together with clearly explained text below. You should not repeat the information presented in tables, or vice versa. In addition, standard deviations/errors should also be presented.

Formulas, illustrations and figures: You should type mathematical symbols and formula clearly, and equations must be numbered orderly on the right-hand side. All papers submitted to BDUJST are printed in black. Therefore, you should submit high-quality colored paper if you wish BDUJST to print your paper in color.

References: You should number your references according to the order you cite they in the paper in “Reference” section. An English translation should be provided for any references written in other languages. If a published paper is referred, you should include its authors’ names, the title of the paper, the (or abbreviated) journal name, the volume in boldface, the issue number, the year of publication, and the first-last pages number or the article number. Meanwhile, if a book is referred, the names of all the authors, the title, the name of the publisher, the place of the publisher and the year of publication must be added. The names of all the authors, the name of the conference/workshop, the name of the publisher, the year of publication and the first-last pages number should be included if a work in any conference/workshop proceedings is referred. If a preprint is referred, it must include the names of all the authors, the source of the preprint, and the year of publication.

Example of references to published papers:

  1. Dang T. H., Coynel A. – Estimating the sampling frequency and accuracy of sediment flux in a large asian river: the Red River (China/Vietnam), Tap chi Khoa hoc va Cong nghe 53 (2B) (2015)194-204 (in Vietnamese).

Examples of references to books and theses:

  1. Brittain H. G. – Polymorphism in Pharmaceutical Solids, Marcel Dekker Inc, New York (1999).
  2. Kim K. W. - Electronic states in disordered topological insulators, Ph.D. Dissertation, California Institute of Technology, (2014).

Example of references to conference/workshop proceedings:

  1. Choi P., Tomida T., Maehara Y., Uehara M. and Hirosawa S. - Proceedings of the 2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, Elsevier, (1995) 1401-1406.

Example of references to preprints:

  1. Bracken A. J., and McGuire J. B.,- quant-ph/arXiv:1608.07644 (2016).

Note: Each communication, research and review papers should not exceed 12 printed pages.

Permissions: Permission is needed from the rights holder (either from publisher or author) to reuse or reproduce copyrighted, published materials (e.g. charts, figures, tables, etc.). Authors must provide the permission of re-use approval documents at the time of submitting their manuscript to the journal. Please write “Reproduced with permission from the (journal name) journal [Ref.]” in caption of each re-used work.