About the Journal

1. Aims and scope
2. Frequency
3. Language
4. Peer review process
5. Submission fees
6. History of the Journal

1. Aims and scope

CTU Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development (CTUJoISD), ISSN 2588-1418 and e-ISSN 2815-6412, is an international double-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes original high-quality research and review articles.

CTUJoISD aims to promote principled approaches to research on all aspects of innovation and sustainable development globally. The Journal welcomes contributions in such topic areas:

1. Engineering Science and Technology;
2. Life Sciences;
3. Economics and Management;
4. Social Science and Education.

The submitted papers have not been earlier published in any other journal and are not being considered for publication elsewhere.

CTUJoISD is committed to publishing seriously reviewed and high quality papers that is accessible to researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

2. Frequency

CTUJoISD publishes articles continuously, accordingly, the Journal published articles when the final copy-edited version is approved by the Editor-in-Chief.

The Journal collates papers into archival volumes and issues. Each year, the Journal publishes electronic and print versions with one volume and three issues per volume every four months in March, July, and November. Each year, CTUJoISD also publishes special issues focusing on specific areas within the scope of the Journal, with the aim of offering opportunities to shine a light on some of the current developments in the fields.

Note: The change from Vol. 54, No. 8 (in 2018) to Vol. 11, No. 1, (in 2019):

- CTUJS, ISSN 1859-2333, publishes 9 issues including 6 in Vietnamese and 3 in English per year.

- In 2018, we included both Vietnamese and English issues in one volume (volume 54). So, the three English issues were numbered Vol. 54, No. 2 (published in March); Vol. 54 No. 5 (published in July); Vol. 54 No. 8 (published in November) together with 6 Vietnamese issues [54(1), 54(3), 54(4), 54(6), 54(7), 54(9)].

- When the English journal was granted a separate ISSN 2615-9422 in 2019, we split Vietnamese and English volumes into different journals. From 2015 to 2018, we published 10 volumes of English journal, therefore, in 2019, the English volume was consecutively numbered 11. That is the change from Vol. 54, No. 8 (in 2018) to Vol. 11, No. 1 (in 2019).

3. Language 

The language of our journal is English.

4. Peer review process

CTUJoISD follows a rigorous double-blind peer-review process. The identities of the reviewers are not disclosed to the authors, and vice versa. To be published in CTUJoISD, all submitted manuscripts must undergo preliminary screening by editors, anonymous assessment by independent reviewers of expertise, revisions by manuscript authors, followed by a final acceptance decision by the Editor-in-Chief.

Manuscript submission

The corresponding author submits the manuscript to the Journal via the online system at the website: ctujs.ctu.edu.vn. The author is not encouraged to send the paper through email.

Preliminary screening and plagiarism check

The Journal editors check whether the manuscript fits the scope and adheres to the guidelines of the Journal.

The manuscript is passed through a plagiarism check by iThenticate plagiarism detection system to ensure that it does not contain an unauthorized version of other authors’ work.

If it passes initial assessment, a section editor is assigned to handle the review process. In this step, the section editor has the option to reject the manuscript if it is not a good fit for the Journal or does not have a considerable quality.

Recommendation of peer-reviewers

The section editor appoints two peer-reviewers of the relevant field for evaluating the manuscript. CTUJoISD follows a double-blind review process, then the identities of the reviewers are not disclosed to the authors, and vice versa.

The review is conducted with one of the recommendations including manuscript acceptance, minor revisions, major revisions, resubmission for review, resubmission elsewhere, or manuscript rejection.

Review assessment

After considering the reviewers’ assessment and recommendation, the section editor will make one of the following decisions: manuscript acceptance, revisions required, or manuscript rejection.


The author is required to revise the manuscript responding to the comments of reviewers and the section editor. The revision should also be accompanied by a point-by-point response to reviewers explaining how the manuscript has been changed. All changes should be highlighted.

Final decision

After considering the referees’ recommendation, the author’s revisions, and the section editor’s report, the editorial board is able to make a final decision on the manuscript. When all editorial issues are resolved, the manuscript will be formally accepted for publication. Then, it is edited, typeset, and published sequentially.

5. Submission fees

Submission fees: 1,500,000 VND (or 65 USD).

When the manuscript passes the screening steps, the author is requested to pay the fee by transferring money to the following account:

Payment in USD:
Paying bank: Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam - Cantho Branch
Address: 3-5-7 Hoa Binh street, Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Viet Nam
Swift code : BFTVVNVX011
CIF number : 00174654

Payment in VND:
Account number:  1800201213545
Paying bank: Agribank (Ngân hàng Nông nghiệp và Phát triển Nông thôn Cần Thơ)

Submission Fee Flowchart

Note: The submission fee will not be returned if the manuscript is rejected or the author withdraws it. No payment is charged from the manuscript's first author who is not Can Tho University's staff.

6. History of the Journal 

CTU Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, ISSN 2588-1418 and e-ISSN 2815-6412, formerly known as Can Tho University Journal of Science which was established in 2015 with assigned codes ISSN 2615-9422 and e-ISSN 2815-5602. The Journal is published by Can Tho University with one volume and three issues per volume. From July 10th, 2023, Can Tho University Journal of Science was changed to CTU Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.