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Print ISSN (p-ISSN): 2719-5872, Online ISSN (eISSN): 2719-3004

The Vietnamese Journal of Legal Sciences (abbreviation VJLS) is a semi-annual journal that aims to provide a platform for the dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research across diverse realms of law and policies with contemporary relevance. It was founded under the initiative of Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, a leading legal educational and training institution in Vietnam. VJLS aims to foster intellectual discourse and contribute to the advancement of legal scholarship.

The VJLS provides a platform for national and cross-national discussion on topics in both public and private law, as well as interdisciplinary contributions that are relevant to legal studies. In particular, the VJLS focuses on publishing articles, book reviews, case commentaries and other such which analyse the recent developments related to legal issues raised in Vietnam or other countries in the context of globalization and modernization. Therefore, contributions related to the following topics will be highly encouraged:

  • Challenges and Opportunities, as well as Legal issues in emerging economies in the region: Focusing on Vietnam and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region, exploring challenges, opportunities, and legal issues in the context of globalization and industrialization;
  • International Legal Comparisons: Examining legal issues and solutions globally, providing insights and experiences applicable for countries in the Asia Pacific Region; drawing valuable insights from countries facing similar concerns, offering a comparative perspective to guide policy and legal reform;
  • Interdisciplinary Submissions: Welcoming contributions intersecting with legal studies that may originate from other disciplines, offering a multifaceted view of how the law interacts with societal changes.

The journal’s activities are supported by an extensive international editorial board, as well as devoted native-speaker language editors. Articles are widely distributed, via printed as well as free-access digital versions, to lecturers, students, researchers and practitioners in the legal field.

Open Access Policy

Vietnamese Journal of Legal Sciences is an open-access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Authors retain their copyright and agree to license their articles. Vietnamese Journal of Legal Sciences is a no-fee journal. Authors are not charged for the publication of their articles.


Vietnamese Journal of Legal Sciences is a no-fee journal. Authors are not charged for the publication of their articles. 


Archiving Policy

VJLS is published in both online and hard-copy forms.


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Ethics Policy

Please find the Ethics Policy of the VJLS in the For Authors section.

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscript screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Publication timeframe:
2 times per year
Journal Subjects:
Law, International Law, Foreign Law, Comparative Law, other, Commercial Law, Labor Law, Public Law