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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Haszeldine RS (2009) Carbon capture and storage: how green can black be? Science 325:1647–1652
A journal article with 2 authors
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Murphy KG, Bloom SR (2006) Gut hormones and the regulation of energy homeostasis. Nature 444:854–859
A journal article with 3 authors
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Baksh MM, Jaros M, Groves JT (2004) Detection of molecular interactions at membrane surfaces through colloid phase transitions. Nature 427:139–141
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Carey JB, Vrdoljak A, O’Mahony C, et al (2014) Microneedle-mediated immunization of an adenovirus-based malaria vaccine enhances antigen-specific antibody immunity and reduces anti-vector responses compared to the intradermal route. Sci Rep 4:6154

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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Bersuker IB (2010) Electronic Structure and Properties of Transition Metal Compounds. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Dijke PT, Heldin C-H (2006) Smad Signal Transduction: Smads in Proliferation, Differentiation and Disease. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
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Kaltschmitt M, Streicher W, Wiese A (2007) Solar Thermal Heat Utilisation. In: Kaltschmitt M, Streicher W, Wiese A (eds) Renewable Energy: Technology, and Environment Economics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 123–170

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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Davis J (2017) Taliban Issue Unusual Statement Encouraging Afghans To Plant Trees. In: IFLScience. 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 (2012) Public Transit: Funding for New Starts and Small Starts Projects, October 2004 through June 2012. 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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Ward VJ (2015) A study of the perceptions of first-year teachers as prepared classroom teachers. Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood 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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Hodara S (2013) Creative Answers for the Gift List. New York Times WE11

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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