How to format your references using the Discrete Event Dynamic Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Discrete Event Dynamic Systems. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Saibil HR (2013) Biochemistry. Machinery to reverse irreversible aggregates. Science 339:1040–1041
A journal article with 2 authors
Kovaleva EG, Lipscomb JD (2007) Crystal structures of Fe2+ dioxygenase superoxo, alkylperoxo, and bound product intermediates. Science 316:453–457
A journal article with 3 authors
Stone JV, Hunkin NM, Hornby A (2001) Predicting spontaneous recovery of memory. Nature 414:167–168
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Busche MA, Eichhoff G, Adelsberger H, et al (2008) Clusters of hyperactive neurons near amyloid plaques in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Science 321:1686–1689

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Corley RHV, Tinker PB (2015) The Oil Palm. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
Braga C, Ölveczky PC (eds) (2016) Formal Aspects of Component Software: 12th International Conference, FACS 2015, Niterói, Brazil, October 14-16, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, 1st ed. 2016. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Akerkar R, Sajja PS (2016) Artificial Neural Network. In: Sajja PS (ed) Intelligent Techniques for Data Science. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 125–155

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Discrete Event Dynamic Systems.

Blog post
Andrews R (2017) Ben Carson Has Some Curious Thoughts About The Human Brain. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/ben-carson-curious-thoughts-about-human-brain/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office (1991) Project on Standardization of Basic Financial Information Requirements of Central Agencies. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Thompson K (2014) An Introduction to the Cox Proportional Hazards Model and Its Applications to Survival Analysis. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Billard M (2010) Scouting Report. New York Times E9

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Saibil 2013).
This sentence cites two references (Kovaleva and Lipscomb 2007; Saibil 2013).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Kovaleva and Lipscomb 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Busche et al. 2008)

About the journal

Full journal titleDiscrete Event Dynamic Systems
AbbreviationDiscrete Event Dyn. Syst.: Theory Appl.
ISSN (print)0924-6703
ISSN (online)1573-7594
ScopeControl and Systems Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Modelling and Simulation

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