How to format your references using the International Journal of Dynamics and Control citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Dynamics and Control. 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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Simon JA (2009) Transcription. Sweet silencing. Science 325:45–46
A journal article with 2 authors
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Cadwell K, Coscoy L (2005) Ubiquitination on nonlysine residues by a viral E3 ubiquitin ligase. Science 309:127–130
A journal article with 3 authors
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Chen J, Rashid T, Feng G (2014) Esterase in imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and S. richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): activity, kinetics and variation. Sci Rep 4:7112
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Walther TC, Brickner JH, Aguilar PS, et al (2006) Eisosomes mark static sites of endocytosis. Nature 439:998–1003

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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Tobias J, Hochhauser D (2014) Cancer and its Management. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Brint ME (2009) Integrated Science: New Approaches to Education. Springer US, Boston, MA
A chapter in an edited book
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Tschakert P, Laliberte N (2009) Contaminated Identities: Understanding Human and Environmental Risks and Livelihood Options Among Small-Scale Gold Miners in Ghana. In: Luginaah IN, Yanful EK (eds) Environment and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Managing an Emerging Crisis: Selected Papers from ERTEP 2007, July 17-19 2007, Ghana, Africa. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 65–75

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 International Journal of Dynamics and Control.

Blog post
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Andrew E (2014) Quantum Correlations Create Incredibly Precise Measurements. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/physics/quantum-correlations-create-incredibly-precise-measurements/. 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 (2011) On-the-Job Training: Federal Highway Administration Needs to Strengthen Program Assessment. 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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Swofford DM (2009) Impact of a pharmaceutical company’s leadership development program on participant leadership behavior. Doctoral dissertation, George Washington 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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Herzlinger M (2017) Day Out for Dad and Daughter. New York Times A23

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 titleInternational Journal of Dynamics and Control
AbbreviationInt. J. Dyn. Contr.
ISSN (print)2195-268X
ISSN (online)2195-2698
ScopeCivil and Structural Engineering
Control and Systems Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Control and Optimization
Modelling and Simulation

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