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
Smaglik, P., 2002, “The Best of Both Worlds. Seattle,” Nature, 417(6889), pp. 4–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Steele, E. J., and Blanden, R. V., 2000, “Lamarck and Antibody Genes,” Science, 288(5475), pp. 2318d–9d.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ganguly-Fitzgerald, I., Donlea, J., and Shaw, P. J., 2006, “Waking Experience Affects Sleep Need in Drosophila,” Science, 313(5794), pp. 1775–1781.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Hashimoto, T., Laporte, N., Mawatari, K., Ellis, R. S., Inoue, A. K., Zackrisson, E., Roberts-Borsani, G., Zheng, W., Tamura, Y., Bauer, F. E., Fletcher, T., Harikane, Y., Hatsukade, B., Hayatsu, N. H., Matsuda, Y., Matsuo, H., Okamoto, T., Ouchi, M., Pelló, R., Rydberg, C.-E., Shimizu, I., Taniguchi, Y., Umehata, H., and Yoshida, N., 2018, “The Onset of Star Formation 250 Million Years after the Big Bang,” Nature, 557(7705), pp. 392–395.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Higgs, J., and Titchen, A., 2008, Professional Practice in Health, Education and the Creative Arts, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK.
An edited book
Mikhailov, R., 2009, Lower Central and Dimension Series of Groups, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Mak, P.-I., and Martins, R. P., 2012, “A High-Voltage-Enabled Mobile-TV RF Front-End in 90-Nm CMOS,” High-/Mixed-Voltage Analog and RF Circuit Techniques for Nanoscale CMOS, R.P. Martins, ed., Springer, New York, NY, pp. 55–79.

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
Luntz, S., 2014, “Doubt Raised About Higgs Boson Discovery,” 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, 2001, Schools and Libraries Program: Update on State-Level Funding by Category of Service, GAO-01-673, 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
Theodore, J. A., 2014, “A Framework for Comparative Analysis of Gene Expressions and Mutations Linked to Cancer,” 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
Wagner, J., 2017, “Mets’ Pick for Manager Is Heavy on Pitching and Youth,” New York Times, p. D2.

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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