in the Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences

1. General requirements of manuscrips

1.1.Format requirements for article manuscripts

A Manuscript for the Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences (JMES) should be formatted with a tight layout; drawings and photos (if any) must be clear and of high quality.

The manuscript must be saved in Microsoft Office (in .docx), with Custom size (21 cm x 27.6 cm), left and right margin 2.25 cm; top margin 2.2 cm, bottom margin 2.3 cm. Font - Cambria; Font size: 11.

Manuscrips text should be no more than 12 typeset pages. The abstract should be no more than 300 words but not less than 250 words.

Please see the attached Template (Appendix) to make sure that you prepare a manuscript within the JMES formatting criteria.

1.2. References

References are documents/publications used in the manuscript, shown in the text of the article and listed in the References formatted according to the Template (see Appendix).

1.3. Information of the authors

Information about the name, address, phone number and E-mail of the corresponding author should be fully on the first page of the manuscript for JMES to contact. If the corresponding author is a foreigner, the address section should include the country's name and  an email address.(For details, see Appendix 1).

1.4. Submission 

Manuscripts for JMES should be submitted online at The submitted manuscripts  includes 01 copy with the full name as the template file (Full) and 01 copy as the template with deleted informationof authors, affiliation, acknowledgments, contribution of authors (Blind).

The JMES only accepts manuscripts with the correct format detailled in Appendix. In case it is not accepted, the manuscript will not be returned. If a manuscript is accepted for publication but the manuscript text file needs to to be edited, the receipted date is the date of receipt of the completed manuscript. 

2. Review and pubcation

2.1 The author submits the manuscript on online management system at

2.2. Managing Editor:

1.Check the form;

2.The manuscript that meets the format requirements will be“ the manuscript for reviewing”.

2.3. Standing Editorial Board members and Managing Editor

1. Invite 2 reviewers for each manuscript and contact reviewers;

2. Send the “the manuscript for review” and review form to the reviewers.

2.4. Reviewers

1. Read and assess the manuscript;

2. Give the comments on the “Review form” and send the revised manuscript back to the Editorial Board. Feedback time is not more than 01 month. If after the above time, the reviewer does not respond, the Editorial Board will invite a new reviewer.

2.5. Editorial Board

The Editorial Board receives the “Review forms”. If both reviewers "Agree to publish", the manuscript will be put on the waiting list for publication. If the manuscriptis is accepted for publication but needs revision, the Editorial Board notifies the author for editing. If the two reviewers have opposite decisions, the Editorial Board will consider (if necessary, invite a third reviewer) to make decision.

2.6. Revision following the request of reviewers

 The editing time does not exceed 15 days (if the authors does not have any response within the deadline, the manuscript will not be accepted for publication).

2.7. The Editorial board and Managing Editor collect comments of reviewers for the revised manuscript within 1 month from the date of receipt of the revised article.

2.8. The reviewers re-check the revised manuscript, recommend to accept or reject, returns it to the Editorial Board or Managing Editor.

2.9. The Editorial secretary:

a. Receive a reviewer's final comments on the revised manuscript. If the reviewer still requires correction, repeat step 2.6.

b. After the second editing, if the revised manuscript is still requires to be corrected, the Editorial secretarywill request the Editorial Board to consider stopping the editing. If the manuscript is available for publication, it will be placed on the waiting list for publication.

c. Issue a Certificate of Accepted Manuscripts for the manuscriptss that have been on the waiting list for publication (if requested by the author).

d.List and review all manuscripts that have been accepted for publication and submit the list to the Editorial Board for approval.

2.10. The Editorial board approves the publication.


Guidelines for manuscript preparation

1. General provisions

a. The submitted manuscript in the Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences shall comply with the following  provisions . The author submits the manuscript in digital file format (in .docx format) for review.

b. The manuscripts should be prepared with a tight layout and concise sentences; drawings and photos (if any) must be clear and of high quality. A template of the correctly formattedmanuscript is attached at

c.The manuscript is formatted according to the uniform regulations of the JMES with the key elements of the article : Manuscript title, Author's name and address, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Data and research methods, Content of the research (with figures, pictures, tables (if any) and related annotations ), Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (if any), Contributions of the authors, List of references, Appendix (if any).

d. Cited information from other scientific works must be included in the References at the end of the manuscript . Citation of references should be done systematically according to a certain pattern Documents in the References must be presented with the author's name, article title/book title, chapter/article title, publication year, publication number, page number of the article/book. In addition, the DOI number of the article(if any) should also be included in the Reference. The drawings, pictures, and tables play an important role in illustrating the text and therefore they should be logically placed right after the relevant text.

2. Editing software

The manuscript must be prepared with a common software so that the Editorial board and Reviewers can easily read, edit and reformat, with few technical errors. For the convenience of editing, the Editorial Board of the JMES prescribes the use of Microsoft Words editing software with the font Cambria.

3. Manuscript structure

The manuscript should be divided into separate sections according to the respective content, each section is numbered clearly, in the order of 1, 2, 3, ... If each section consists of sub-sections, they are numbered in 1.1 (followed by 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, and so on.

The Abstract and Keywords section are not numbered separately.

3.1. Introduction

The Introduction provides a brief summary of the research state of the research fields in the country and in the world, hightlights the topicality of the issue, and questioning.

3.2. Data and research methods

 the Data and Research methods outlines the research method, research facilities, contents of the research.

 This section also provides sufficient information on the basis of research methods. It is necessary to fully cite (but there is no need to re-describe)the published methods used in the research  .

3.3. Research content and results

The content of the paper must be presented scientifically and concisely. The research results must be clearly described.

3.4. Discussion

This section should consider the important contributions of the research results, not repeat the results. The Discussion and Conclusion sections should be brief,  shoud avoid citing and discussing too much about the author’s published works.

3.5. Conclusion

The Conclusion highlights the main contributory outcomes of the paper, proposes future research or suggest the application of research results.

This section should be briefly written. It can be independently placed and  cannot be numbered.

4. Regulations on the section content and structure of the manuscript

4.1. Information on the top of manuscript

* The Title of the manuscript:

The Title of the manuscript should illustrate the main topic of the research , including the important variables.

* Author names and affiliations: (Full names of all authors, font size 11, the Cambria font)

It is necessary to write the full names of the authors ofthe manuscript, and the author's addresses (main places of work). The  authors’ names are placed in order from top to bottom right after the title of the article. The author's address (where the article was completed) is provided below the author name.   Information about co-authors in the article and roles (corresponding author)  are provided immediately after the author's name and before the address.  Addresses of co-authors including the country name and email address of each author are given if possible.

* Corresponding author:

 Corresponding author is the author responsible for communicating with the journal for publication and performing work related to the correction and publication of the manuscript.

* Primary and current address:

The address of the institution at which the author conducts the research and completes the article is considered the primary address in relation to the article. If an author has transferred after the paper has been completed but has not yet been published, or the author is a visiting scientist/intern at the research facility where the paper was formed, then 1 ' Current Address' (or 'Permanent Address') may be included in the footnotes of the author's page. The Arabic numerals should be used to form the exponent to mark the address notes in the footnotes.

4.2. Contents of the manuscript

Abstract (size 11, Cambria, less than 300 words):The abstract usually contains a concise summary of the manuscript under investigation, pertinent information on the participants, brief review of methodology, analyses, results and implications of the study.

Keywords (3-5 keywords, size 10, Cambria):Each manuscript should have a 'Keywords' section placed right after the abstract with a maximum of 5 words, describing the main content related to the topic. Keywords will be used to search for the manuscript or for the purpose of building a reference index.

Main body of the manuscript (Cambria, in size of 11): The manuscript must be saved in Microsoft Office (in .docx), with Custom size (21 cm x 27.6 cm), left and right margin 2.25 cm; top margin 2.2 cm, bottom margin 2.3 cm;  the Cambria font; font size: 11.Pages should be numbered consecutively. Section and sub-section headings must be separated from the text by a blank line. Consecutive paragraphs have no gaps and the first line is decremented by 2.5 cm. Manuscripts in .pdf format will not be accepted.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments are written in a separate paragraph at the end of the paper, before the References. This section is intended to thank the individuals and organizations that assisted the author(s) in conducting the research, writing the manuscript (e.g,   language,   experiments, surveying, construction of drawings, etc.), preparing  or reviewing themanuscripts, etc.)

4.3. Units in the manuscript

The Unification uses   the international standardized unit system (SI). If other measurement systems are used, their correspondence should be converted to SI units.

4.4. Mathematical formulas

The  Equation Editor should be used to edit the math formulas which are  numbered to the right of the margin. Parameters in formulas must be clearly defined and shown in italics.

4.5. Footnotes

The use of footnotes in the manuscript should be limited. If used, footnotes should be numbered according to the order in which they appear in the article. It is necessary to use exponential Latin numerals to number the footnotes. The footnotes should not be included in the References.

4.6. Artworks

a. General requirements

It is recommended to:

 -Use a uniform font and font size;

-  Use the font Cambria, Times New Roman (or Times), Arial, Helvetica, Symbol, Courier;

- Number the artworks in the order in which they appear in the manuscript with a caption for the artworks;

- Use the usual cardinal numbers for numbering;

- Clarify the size of the figures to match 1, 1.5 or 2 columns of the page;

- Illustrations are attached at the end of the manuscript, after the  references, appendices and tables.

Note: if the artwork files are too large, please send them as separate files when submitting the manuscript.

b. Artwork format

All drawings/figures made with specialized software must be converted to image files (with required resolution, color, and color composition) in one of the following formats:

- All drawings should not be bigger than 15x20cm.

- EPS (or PDF): vector graphics.

- TIFF (or JPG): color image or gray background, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

- TIFF (or JPG): line / line drawing, with a resolution of at least 1000 dpi.

- TIFF (or JPG): composite drawings including images and lines, with a minimum resolution of 500 dpi.


- The map of Vietnam must have clear notes on Phu Quoc island, Paracel Islands (Hoang Sa), Spratly Islands (Truong Sa) of Vietnam.

- Do not submit low-resolution drawings/photos, such as screen-formatted graphics/image files (GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG, ...);

- Do not submit drawings that are too large ;

- If there are pictures or color photos, the author should attach  1 file of  black and white photos together with all color pictures/photos.

c. Figure captions

Each drawings/figures must have a clearly illustrated title and explanation in appropriate font size and style which is easy to read in both print and digital versions of the manuscript. The explanations in the drawings/figures should be brief, but all  symbols and abbreviations in the figure must be clearly explained.

The names and captions of the figures are numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper.

In the manuscript, the footnotes of the figures are placed at the end, after the References section.

4.7. Tables

Tables should be supplied in an editable format, e.g. word-processed files. They should be numbered consecutively with numerals. Tables should be typed as text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns.

4.8. References

References used in the manuscript must be cited in the text and fully shown in the list of references. Do not list references that are not cited in the text of the article.

When referencing documents on the internet, the full internet address (URL) information must be provided. More detailed information such as DOI number, author name, date, origin, etc.), should also be shown if applicable.

References format should obey  to a unified and internationalized standard. When making a list of references, agree on the following order: author name, title of article or chapter, title of journal or book, year of publication, publication number/chapter number in the book, and position of the article magazine or book issue. If the article has a DOI number, this number must be included at the end of the references.

a. Reference type

All references in the manuscript should be cited. The reference citation is placed after the cited information and is represented as follows:

- If the cited document belongs to one author, write the name of the author (for Vietnamese only write the last name and do not write the middle name and first name), the year of the article published; If there are 2 references, the references are separated by a semicolon (;). References are enclosed in commas ( ), for example … (Tran Van A, 2011; Condie, 2001)…

- If the cited article has 2 authors, write the names of both authors; for example: (Nguyen Van A and Tran Van B, 2003; Burrett and Berry, 2000).

- If the cited document has 3 or more authors, the first author's name is used, followed by the word "et al." if Vietnamese (eg: Nguyen Van A et al., 2012; Tran et al., 2011, ...).

- If multiple references are cited in the same paragraph, put the author's names in ascending year order (eg: (Burrett and Berry, 2000; Nguyen Van B and Tran Van C, 2003; Tran). Valve D, 2013;...).

b. Reference list format

List of references is arranged alphabetically based on the name of the editor or main author (if there are 2 or more authors). For each reference, the names of all authors participating in the article should be fully listed. The full title of the journal must be clearly visible. Some following examples will illustrate the format:

Paper published in journal

Name of author(s), (year of publication). Title of the paper. Journal title (italic) volume (issue), from page ... to page ....

Hoxha, D., Homand, F., (2000). Microstructural approach in damage modelling. Mechanics of Materials 32(3), 377-387.

Presentation at conferences

Name of author(s), (year of publication). Title of the article. Name of Conference(italic), Date and place of conference, place of publication, from page…. to page….

Hoxha, D., Homand, F., (2008). Microstructural approach in damage. The 2nd international conference on dynamics and control. January 23-26, Norfolk, Japan, 377-387.


Name of author(s), editor (if any), (publication year). Full title (including sub-title, if any). Volumes (if any), reissues (if any). Publisher, (Country), archive (italic), Number of pages referenced or number of pages of the book.

Newman, B., (2015). Theory of elasticity and applications. Springer. New York, 438 pages.

Master and Doctoral Thesis and Dissertation

Author's name, year of publication. Thesis name. Thesis type (italic). Place of publication, and number of pages referenced.

Adhiri, P. H., (1990). Physio-morphological responses of upland rice to shade. PhD Dissertation, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines, 123 page.

The structure  of the manuscript  published in the Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences ​is presented AS follows:

Title of the article (font:Cambria, size 18)

Name of authors: 1a*,2b,… (font:Cambria, size 11)

Author’s address: (font:Cambria, size 10)

a First affiliation institution, First affiliation address, City, Country, e-mail

b Second affiliation institution, Second affiliation address, City, Country, e-mail

Corresponding author’s address (Name, E-mail and Phone number, font:Cambria, size 11)

Abstract: font:Cambria, size 11, less than 300 words.

Keywords: 3-5 keywords,font: Cambria, size 10.

Main body of the article (font: Cambria, size 11)

1. Introduction


2. Research Statement:

2.1.  Statement: 1 


2.1.  Statement: 2 


3. Research Methods

3.1.  Method: 1 


3.1.  Method: 2 


4. Results and Discussion:

4.1.  Results and Discussion: 1 


4.2.  Results and Discussion: 2 


5. Conclusion:

Acknowledgement: if applicable

Contributions of authors