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
Triendl, R., 2001, “Staffing Shortage Threatens Japan’s Structural Genomics,” Nature, 410(6829), p. 724.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kovács, A. D., and Pearce, D. A., 2013, “Location- and Sex-Specific Differences in Weight and Motor Coordination in Two Commonly Used Mouse Strains,” Sci. Rep., 3, p. 2116.
A journal article with 3 authors
Aravanis, A. M., Pyle, J. L., and Tsien, R. W., 2003, “Single Synaptic Vesicles Fusing Transiently and Successively without Loss of Identity,” Nature, 423(6940), pp. 643–647.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Zacharias, D. A., Violin, J. D., Newton, A. C., and Tsien, R. Y., 2002, “Partitioning of Lipid-Modified Monomeric GFPs into Membrane Microdomains of Live Cells,” Science, 296(5569), pp. 913–916.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Richards, S. A., and Hollerton, J. C., 2010, Essential Practical NMR for Organic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Banerjee, S., Mukherjee, V., and Haldar, S. K., eds., 2016, Understanding Development: An Indian Perspective on Legal and Economic Policy, Springer India, New Delhi.
A chapter in an edited book
Sarma, D., and Sarma, K. K., 2013, “Bio-Inspired Soft-Computational Framework for Speech and Image Application,” Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA 2012): Volume 1, J.C. Bansal, P.K. Singh, K. Deep, M. Pant, and A.K. Nagar, eds., Springer India, New Delhi, pp. 53–64.

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
Andrew, E., 2015, “When It Comes To Nature’s Public Enemy Number One, The Mosquito Is A Modern Monster,” IFLScience.


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, 1977, Claim of Raines High School for Advertisements Placed in the School Yearbook and Newspaper, B-187099-O.M, 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
Johnson, L., 2010, “A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Needs and Behaviors of Female Caregivers of Cancer Patients at the End of Life: A Theoretical Elaboration,” 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
Crow, K., 2001, “The Park as Hollywood East, With Stars Blossoming,” New York Times, p. 146.

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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