How to format your references using the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, 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.
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
Ellis, J., 2007, “Beyond the Standard Model with the LHC,” Nature, 448(7151), pp. 297–301.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rohrbach, A., and Schmidt, M. W., 2011, “Redox Freezing and Melting in the Earth’s Deep Mantle Resulting from Carbon-Iron Redox Coupling,” Nature, 472(7342), pp. 209–212.
A journal article with 3 authors
del Campo, A., Goold, J., and Paternostro, M., 2014, “More Bang for Your Buck: Super-Adiabatic Quantum Engines,” Sci. Rep., 4, p. 6208.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Currie, C. R., Poulsen, M., Mendenhall, J., Boomsma, J. J., and Billen, J., 2006, “Coevolved Crypts and Exocrine Glands Support Mutualistic Bacteria in Fungus-Growing Ants,” Science, 311(5757), pp. 81–83.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Smed, J., and Hakonen, H., 2017, Algorithms and Networking for Computer Games, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Zini, A., and Agarwal, A., eds., 2011, Sperm Chromatin: Biological and Clinical Applications in Male Infertility and Assisted Reproduction, Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Strauss, B., and Brenk-Franz, K., 2016, “The Relevance of Attachment Theory in Medical Care,” Improving Patient Treatment with Attachment Theory: A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialists, J. Hunter, and R. Maunder, eds., Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 39–52.

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 Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control.

Blog post
Andrews, R., 2015, “What’s The Difference Between Male And Female Brains?,” 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, 1982, Maintenance of Records for Fiscal Accountability, B-206022, 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
Mylonas, A., 2014, “‘Women Are the Pillars of the Family’: Athenian Women’s Survival Strategies during Economic Crisis,” 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
Mueller, B., Baker, A. L., and Southall, A., 2017, “Attempted Murder Charge in Bronx Shooting of Boy on His 5th Birthday,” New York Times, p. A20.

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 Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
AbbreviationJ. Dyn. Syst. Meas. Control
ISSN (print)0022-0434
ISSN (online)1528-9028
ScopeComputer Science Applications
Information Systems
Control and Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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