Research Articles include Title, Author’s name and affiliation, Correspondence, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if any), and References.

Review Articles include Title, Author’s name and affiliation, Correspondence, Abstract, Introduction, Main text, Acknowledgements (if any), and References.

Short Communications include Title, Author’s name and affiliation, Correspondence, Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements (if any), and References.

The article is typed on A4 paper size (Margins: top / bottom / left / right = 2.5 cm), with double-spaced lines, Times New Roman font, and size 11. Research articles, review articles, and short communications should not exceed 16 pages, 25 pages, and 8 pages, respectively.

Abstract, Acknowledgements (if any), and References are not numbered.

The main text’s headings and subheadings should be numbered as follows: 1; 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1...




2.1 The shallots and the pathogen isolate

2.2 In vitro tests for direct antifungal activity of plant extracts against Foxysporum

2.2.1 Inhibitory effects of plant extracts on the mycelial growth of F. oxysporum


1. Title

- Should clearly describe the content of the article in the fewest possible words: 10 to 12 words are enough. The title should be specific, but not too technical.

- Capitalize the first word of the title, proper nouns, words after hyphen or colon.


Effect of levamisole on parameters of immune response and bacterial resistance of striped catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus)

2. Author’s name and affiliation

- Write each author’s full name, do not include author’s degrees.

- Use superscript (numbered consecutively) after each author’s name to indicate the author’s affiliation.

- Mark (*) to indicate the corresponding author.


Doan Van Hong Thien1*, Ha Thanh Toan2, Tran Thi Bich Quyen1 and Nguyen Minh Tri1

1Department of Chemical Engineering, Can Tho University, Vietnam

2Biotechnology in Cosmetic Dermatology Center, Can Tho University, Vietnam

*Correspondence: Doan Van Hong Thien (

3. Abstract

- Should be no more than 250 words.

- Include introduction, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions.

Example: Introduction/Objective(s), Method(s), Result(s), Conclusion(s)

Experimental evidence suggests that white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) can be transmitted horizontally through water, via carrier organisms and/or by cannibalism of infected shrimp, but also vertically through infected brood stock. However, the mode(s) of WSSV transmission in shrimp farming systems and the epidemiological consequences are not well understood. In this study, molecular markers have been used to analyse the spread of WSSV within and between farms in Viet Nam for two different farming systems: improved-extensive and semi-intensive. Samples were periodically obtained from twenty improved-extensive shrimp ponds and twenty-three semi-intensive shrimp ponds applying different sampling schemes. PCR-genotyping was employed using three WSSV molecular marker loci: the variable tandem repeat regions (VNTR) in ORF75, ORF94 and ORF125 (GenBank AF369029). An analysis on the combined results of all three VNTR marker loci made it possible to follow transmission pathways of WSSV in the respective shrimp farming systems. The transmission of WSSV infection on improved extensive shrimp farms appeared mainly due to the recycling of WSSV over time in the same pond, whereas in semi-intensive shrimp farms transmission of WSSV was mainly from neighbouring ponds. These findings provide important information for field applications by suggesting pathway-specific control strategies.

4. Keywords

- No more than 6 keywords.

- Alphabetical order.

- Separated by comma.


Keywords: electrospinning, glucose sensor, nonenzyme

5. Table and Figure

- Table or figure presented must be sufficiently clear, well-labeled, and described by its legend to be understood. It is numbered consecutively, starting with Fig. 1 or Table 1.

- The legends go above the body of the table; Figure legends go below the graph.

- Table is divided into 7 maximum number of data columns.

- Black and white figures are preferred because the papers need to be printed or copied.

Example of Table:

Table 1: Chlorophyll-a concentration (µg/L) in different treatments

Values in the same column with the same letters are not significant difference (p>0.05)

Example of Figure:

Fig. 1: The floc volume in different treatments after 90 days of culture

6. Citation

- Citations are listed in chronological order.

- For two authors, connect authors’ names by “and”; for three or more authors, write the first author’s last name followed by “et al.

- For article written in Vietnamese, write full-name of the author.

7. Nomenclature and units

Follow the international system of units (SI):

Length, area, volume: mm, cm, m, km, mm2, cm2, m3, µL, mL, L

Weight: g, kg, ng, µg, mg, kg, t, Da, kDa

Concentration: nM, µM, mM, M, %, µg/L, mg/L, g/L

Measurement: space bar is required after number e.g. 5 L, 5 kg, 5 ppm, except for percentage (%) and temperature (°), e.g. 5%, 20°C, 100°F.

Number decimal rules: allow accuracy of 1%, for examples:

+ 100 g, 645 g, 467 g (greater than or equal to 100).

+ 99.1 mg, 10.1 mL, 25.5 L (greater than or equal to 10).

+ 9.96 mL, 1.12 m3, 1.01 m2 (greater than or equal to 1).

+ 0.99, 0.67, 0.013, 0.0052 (less than 1)

- For chemical nomenclature: Refer for further information.

- Math formula:

+ Submit math equations as editable text and not as images.

+ Present simple formula in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. Authors are encouraged to use Math formulae made by MS. Word function (Insert/Equation)

- All biota (crops, plants, insects, birds, mammals, fish, etc.) should be identified by their scientific names when the English term is first used, with the exception of common domestic animals e.g., Cyprinus carpio for the first mentioned, later it can be written as C. carpio from the second time.

8. Reference list

- Each reference should be cited in text.

- For article written in Vietnamese, write full-name of the author.

- Arrange entries in alphabetical order by the last name of the (first) author

- References from the same author in the same year must be identified by the letters “a”, “b”, “c”, etc. placed after the year of publication.

- For 6 or fewer authors, list all authors, add “and” before the last author; for more than 6 authors, list 3 first authors followed by “et al.”.

8.1. Journal

Author’s Name, Year. Article Title. Journal Name. Volume(Issue): Page range.


Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications. 163: 51-59.

Vietnamese journal

Author’s full-name, Year. Article Title. Journal Name. Volume(Issue): Page range (in Vietnamese).


Nguyen Dac Khoa, 2010. Production of bio-products for disease management on rice, fruit tree and vegetables in a sustainable and eco-friendly method. Can Tho University Journal of Science. 16: 117-126 (in Vietnamese).

8.2. Book

Author’ Name, Year. Book Title, Edition (from 2nd edition). Name of Publisher. Place of Publication, Number of Pages.


Kincheloe, J., 2003. Teachers as Researchers: Qualitative Inquiry as a Path to Empowerment, Second Edition. Routledge Falmer. New York, 296 pages.

8.3. Book chapter

Author’s Name, Year. Chapter Title. In: Editor(s) name (Ed(s).). Book Title, Edition (from 2nd edition). Name of Publisher. Place of Publication, Page range.


Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.). Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc. New York, pp. 281-304.

8.4. Conference

Author’s Name, Year. Article Title. In: Editor(s) name, (Editor(s)). Book Title. Conference’s name, time, address. Name of Publisher. Place of Publication, Page range.


Benzie, J.A.H., Ballment, E., Brusher, S., 1993. Genetic structure of Penaeus monodon in Australia: concordant results from mtDNA and allozymes. In: Gall, G.A.E., Chen, H., (Editors). Genetics in Aquaculture IV. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium, 29 April to 3 May 1991, Wuhan, China. Elsevier. New York, 111: 89-93.

8.5. Legislation documents

Name of Organization, Year. Decision No., Issued Date, Name of Decision.

If it is available from URL:

Name of Organization, Year. Decision No., Issued Date, Name of Decision. Accessed date. Available from URL.


MARD, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, 2010. Decision No. 3408/QĐ-BNN-QLCL, dated on December 20, 2010, Assignment of Department of Animal Health being responsible for approval of veterinary products use for aquaculture (in Vietnamese). Accessed on December 15, 2014. Available from

8.6. Thesis, Dissertation

Author’s Name, Year. Thesis Title. Master/PhD thesis. Name of the University. Place of University.


Tain, F.H., 1999. Impacts of aquaculture extension on small-scale Oreochromis niloticus production in northeastern Thailand. Master thesis. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan.

8.7. Web references

Authors’ Name(s), Year. Article Title. Accessed date. Available from URL.


Min, K., 1998. Wastewater pollution in China. Accessed on 18 September 2014. Available from

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