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]
Campbell CT. Physics. The active site in nanoparticle gold catalysis. Science. 2004;306:234–235.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Lessard J, Sauvageau G. Bmi-1 determines the proliferative capacity of normal and leukaemic stem cells. Nature. 2003;423:255–260.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Gestwicki JE, Crabtree GR, Graef IA. Harnessing chaperones to generate small-molecule inhibitors of amyloid beta aggregation. Science. 2004;306:865–869.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Chandramohanadas R, Davis PH, Beiting DP, et al. Apicomplexan parasites co-opt host calpains to facilitate their escape from infected cells. Science. 2009;324:794–797.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Pandrea N, Stănescu N-D. Dynamics of the Rigid Solid with General Constraints by a Multibody Approach. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2015.
An edited book
[1]
Chen C. Wireless Sensor Networks: Distributed Consensus Estimation. Zhu S, Guan X, Shen X (sherman), editors. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Bortolussi L, Sanguinetti G. A Statistical Approach for Computing Reachability of Non-linear and Stochastic Dynamical Systems. In: Norman G, Sanders W, editors. Quantitative Evaluation of Systems: 11th International Conference, QEST 2014, Florence, Italy, September 8-10, 2014 Proceedings. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2014. p. 41–56.

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]
Davis J. The Only Way To Prevent The Great Barrier Reef From Dying Is To Stop Climate Change [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2017 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/environment/the-only-way-to-prevent-the-great-barrier-reef-from-dying-is-to-stop-climate-change/.

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. High-Containment Laboratories: Recent Incidents of Biosafety Lapses. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2014. Report No.: GAO-14-785T. .

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Jha JS. [3+2] Cycloaddition Reaction of Gem-Dicyanoepoxide and Electrophilic Reaction of Ethyl Atropate [Doctoral dissertation]. [Edwardsville, IL]: Southern Illinois University; 2013.

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]
Paulson M. ‘Moulin Rouge’ Musical Will Debut in Boston. New York Times. 2017 Nov 1;C3.

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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