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
Anderson BL (2012) Psychology. Bird-brained illusionists. Science 335:292–293
A journal article with 2 authors
Bonduriansky R, Brassil CE (2002) Senescence: rapid and costly ageing in wild male flies. Nature 420:377
A journal article with 3 authors
Behn MD, Hirth G, Kelemen PB (2007) Trench-parallel anisotropy produced by foundering of arc lower crust. Science 317:108–111
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Ouyang Z, Takáts Z, Blake TA, et al (2003) Preparing protein microarrays by soft-landing of mass-selected ions. Science 301:1351–1354

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Souza de Cursi E (2015) Variational Methods for Engineers with Matlab®. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Foulkes WD, Cooney KA (2010) Male Reproductive Cancers: Epidemiology, Pathology and Genetics. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
Shu B, Niu Z, Zhang C, et al (2015) A Novel Recommendation Relevancy Measure for Collaborative Filtering. In: Chiu DKW, Wang M, Popescu E, et al (eds) Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2013 Workshops: USL 2013, IWSLL 2013, KMEL 2013, IWCWL 2013, WIL 2013, and IWEEC 2013, Kenting, Taiwan, October 6-9, 2013, Revised Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 32–41

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
Carpineti A (2016) The Universe Is Not Expanding In A Preferred Direction. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (2014) Information Technology: SSA Needs to Address Limitations in Management Controls and Human Capital Planning to Support Modernization Efforts. 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
O’Grady CR (2009) Journeys of our ancestors: Conservation science approaches to the analysis of cultural material. Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona

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
Kelly C (1999) Focused on Steering A Dinghy to Sydney. New York Times 812

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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