How to format your references using the Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Cohen, J., 2000, “AIDS MEETING: South African Leader Declines to Join the Chorus on HIV and AIDS,” Science, 289(5477), p. 222a.
A journal article with 2 authors
Metzger, C. H., and Karrai, K., 2004, “Cavity Cooling of a Microlever,” Nature, 432(7020), pp. 1002–1005.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kim, H., Chen, J., and Yu, X., 2007, “Ubiquitin-Binding Protein RAP80 Mediates BRCA1-Dependent DNA Damage Response,” Science, 316(5828), pp. 1202–1205.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Garfield, A. S., Cowley, M., Smith, F. M., Moorwood, K., Stewart-Cox, J. E., Gilroy, K., Baker, S., Xia, J., Dalley, J. W., Hurst, L. D., Wilkinson, L. S., Isles, A. R., and Ward, A., 2011, “Distinct Physiological and Behavioural Functions for Parental Alleles of Imprinted Grb10,” Nature, 469(7331), pp. 534–538.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Fiorenzani, S., Ravelli, S., and Edoli, E., 2012, The Handbook of Energy Trading, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK.
An edited book
Bär, C., Lohkamp, J., and Schwarz, M., eds., 2012, Global Differential Geometry, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Meduna, A., and Zemek, P., 2014, “Chapter 4 Context-Based Grammatical Regulation,” Regulated Grammars and Automata, P. Zemek, ed., Springer, New York, NY, pp. 39–154.

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 Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics.

Blog post
Taub, B., 2016, “Indonesian Birds Face Extinction Thanks To Illegal Pet Trade,” IFLScience [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30-Oct-2018].


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
Government Accountability Office, 1999, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Additional Work Remains to Ensure Delivery of Critical Services, T-AIMD-99-143, 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
Lindsey, M. M., 2010, “Sampling Frequency for Semi-Arid Streams and Rivers: Implications for National Parks in the Sonoran Desert Network,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona.

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
Pilon, M., 2012, “After Victory in Heptathlon, ‘Face of Olympics in Britain’ Has a Golden Glow,” New York Times, p. SP3.

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 titleJournal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
AbbreviationJ. Comput. Nonlinear Dyn.
ISSN (print)1555-1415
ISSN (online)1555-1423
ScopeControl and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Applied Mathematics

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