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
Moore J (2003) Stealth ship sets sail for a quiet life fishing for data. Nature 423:7
A journal article with 2 authors
Brookmeyer R, Blades N (2002) Prevention of inhalational anthrax in the U.S. outbreak. Science 295:1861
A journal article with 3 authors
Agrawal A, Chhatre A, Hardin R (2008) Changing governance of the world’s forests. Science 320:1460–1462
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Baimuratov AS, Rukhlenko ID, Turkov VK, et al (2014) Level anticrossing of impurity states in semiconductor nanocrystals. Sci Rep 4:6917

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cauvin C, Escobar F, Serradj A (2010) New Approaches in Thematic Cartography. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Imhoff AB, Feucht MJ (eds) (2015) Surgical Atlas of Sports Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Gilligan K (2014) The Non-Proliferation Regime and the NPT. In: Black-Branch JL, Fleck D (eds) Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law - Volume I. T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, pp 85–104

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
Andrew E (2015) Huge Solar Storm Produces Spectacular Northern Lights. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-highlights-yesterdays-northern-lights/. 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 (1995) School Finance: Three States’ Experiences With Equity in School Funding. 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
Harvey J (2017) Predicting Cost-Inflicting Mate Retention Tactic Use in Women with Borderline Personality Features: Examining the Roles of Maladaptive Schemas and Reactive Aggression. 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
Robles F, Horowitz J, Dewan S (2015) Flying the Flags of White Power. New York Times A1

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Moore 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Brookmeyer and Blades 2002; Moore 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Brookmeyer and Blades 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Baimuratov et al. 2014)

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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