How to format your references using the Dynamic Games and Applications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Dynamic Games and Applications. 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
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Schmollinger J (2002) Easing the journey back home. Nature 416:5
A journal article with 2 authors
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Lavier LL, Manatschal G (2006) A mechanism to thin the continental lithosphere at magma-poor margins. Nature 440:324–328
A journal article with 3 authors
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Dethlefsen L, McFall-Ngai M, Relman DA (2007) An ecological and evolutionary perspective on human-microbe mutualism and disease. Nature 449:811–818
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Kim HD, Shay T, O’Shea EK, Regev A (2009) Transcriptional regulatory circuits: predicting numbers from alphabets. Science 325:429–432

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Pagliaro LA, Pagliaro AM (2011) Handbook of Child and Adolescent Drug and Substance Abuse. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Chen L, Ryan MD, Wang G (2008) Information and Communications Security: 10th International Conference, ICICS 2008 Birmingham, UK, October 20 - 22, 2008 Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Groeninckx G, Harrats C, Vanneste M, Everaert V (2014) Crystallization, Micro- and Nano-structure, and Melting Behavior of Polymer Blends. In: Utracki LA, Wilkie CA (eds) Polymer Blends Handbook. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 291–446

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 Dynamic Games and Applications.

Blog post
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Carpineti A (2016) Avalanches, Not Geysers, May Be The Cause Of Comet Outbursts. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/avalanches-not-geysers-may-be-the-cause-of-comet-outbursts/. 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
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Government Accountability Office (1986) Attack Warning: ADP Replacement for Warning and Assessment System Still Years Away. 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
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Peters B (2010) From Cybernetics to Cyber Networks: Norbert Wiener, the Soviet Internet, and the Cold War Dawn of Information Universalism. Doctoral dissertation, Columbia 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
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Saslow L (2008) New Group Chooses Its First Battle, Asthma. New York Times LI5

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleDynamic Games and Applications
AbbreviationDyn. Games Appl.
ISSN (print)2153-0785
ISSN (online)2153-0793
ScopeComputational Theory and Mathematics
Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Computer Science Applications
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Statistics and Probability

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