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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Streicker DG (2013) Science & SciLifeLab Prize. From persistence to cross-species emergence of a viral zoonosis. Science 342:1185–1186
A journal article with 2 authors
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Donnelly JP, Woodruff JD (2007) Intense hurricane activity over the past 5,000 years controlled by El Niño and the West African monsoon. Nature 447:465–468
A journal article with 3 authors
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Gorb EV, Baum MJ, Gorb SN (2013) Development and regeneration ability of the wax coverage in Nepenthes alata pitchers: a cryo-SEM approach. Sci Rep 3:3078
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Soibel A, Zeldov E, Rappaport M, et al (2000) Imaging the vortex-lattice melting process in the presence of disorder. Nature 406:282–287

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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Blair R (2011) Organic Production and Food Quality. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
An edited book
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Oliveira LB (2008) Analysis and Design of Quadrature Oscillators. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Herkenhoff L, Fogli J (2013) Normal Distributions. In: Fogli J (ed) Applied Statistics for Business and Management using Microsoft Excel. Springer, New York, NY, pp 79–116

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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Hale T (2015) This Font Could Make It Easier To Learn Japanese. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/brain/slightly-easier-way-learn-japanese-typographic-project/. 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 (1992) FBI: Advanced Communications Technologies Pose Wiretapping Challenges. 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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Swenson MD (2012) Second generation Latinos and the perceived barriers to college enrollment. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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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Coll S (2017) Size Matters. New York Times BR11

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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