How to format your references using the Dynamical Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Dynamical 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
[1]
Müller A. Chemistry. The beauty of symmetry. Science. 2003;300:749–750.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Medlock J, Galvani AP. Optimizing influenza vaccine distribution. Science. 2009;325:1705–1708.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Lammert E, Cleaver O, Melton D. Induction of pancreatic differentiation by signals from blood vessels. Science. 2001;294:564–567.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Nam S-W, Qian C, Kim SH, et al. C. elegans sensing of and entrainment along obstacles require different neurons at different body locations. Sci Rep. 2013;3:3247.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Ndjountche T. Digital Electronics 3. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2016.
An edited book
[1]
Ellis R, Allen T, Petridis M, editors. Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XV: Proceedings of AI-2007, the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. London: Springer; 2008.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Cano C, Guerrero M, Bellalta B. Secure and Efficient Data Collection in Sensor Networks. In: Cerdà-Alabern L, editor. Wireless Systems and Mobility in Next Generation Internet: 4th International Workshop of the EuroNGI/EuroFGI Network of Excellence Barcelona, Spain, January 16-18, 2008 Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2008. p. 37–48.

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 Dynamical Systems.

Blog post
[1]
Fang J. Pervasive Mixing Found in Genetic Ancestry of 160,000 Americans [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2014 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/researchers-analyzing-genetic-ancestry-160000-americans-find-pervasive-mixing/.

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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Army Training: Improvements Are Needed in 5-Ton Truck Driver Training and Supervision. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2001. Report No.: GAO-01-436. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Campbell AJ. History transformed: Sengoku Daimyo in Japanese popular media [Doctoral dissertation]. [Long Beach, CA]: California State University, Long Beach; 2012.

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
[1]
Poniewozik J. War Is Hell? No, One-Dimensional. New York Times. 2017 Aug 31;AR116.

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 titleDynamical Systems
AbbreviationDyn. Syst. Appl.
ISSN (print)1468-9367
ISSN (online)1468-9375
ScopeComputer Science Applications
General Mathematics

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