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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Hampsey M (2012) Molecular biology. A new direction for gene loops. Science 338:624–625
A journal article with 2 authors
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Castanotto D, Rossi JJ (2009) The promises and pitfalls of RNA-interference-based therapeutics. Nature 457:426–433
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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Freedman KJ, Haq SR, Edel JB, et al (2013) Single molecule unfolding and stretching of protein domains inside a solid-state nanopore by electric field. Sci Rep 3:1638

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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Gao J (2015) Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors for Circuit Design. John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd, Singapore
An edited book
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Levi A, Savaş E, Yenigün H, et al (2006) Computer and Information Sciences – ISCIS 2006: 21th International Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, November 1-3, 2006. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Bellardita L (2013) Dalla visita multidisciplinare alla riunione collegiale. In: Bellardita L, Magnani T, Valdagni R (eds) Il tumore alla prostata: Paziente, familiari e medici: esperienze narrate. Springer, Milano, pp 25–35

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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O`Callaghan J (2015) Martian Valleys May Have Been Formed By Ice, Not Water. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/space/martian-valleys-may-have-been-formed-ice-not-water/. 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 (1982) Automation in the Workplace: Barriers, Impact on the Work Force, and the Federal Role. 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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De La Cruz CF (2009) A program evaluation of a literacy initiative for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida

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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Marx L (2012) Still Dictating Orders, This Time at the Altar. New York Times ST19

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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