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
Wible, B., 2012, “Rio+20. Science for Sustainable Development,” Science, 336(6087), p. 1396.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vaia, R., and Baur, J., 2008, “Materials Science. Adaptive Composites,” Science, 319(5862), pp. 420–421.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hurst, L. D., Feil, E. J., and Rocha, E. P. C., 2006, “Protein Evolution: Causes of Trends in Amino-Acid Gain and Loss,” Nature, 442(7105), pp. E11-2; discussion E12.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lau, N. C., Seto, A. G., Kim, J., Kuramochi-Miyagawa, S., Nakano, T., Bartel, D. P., and Kingston, R. E., 2006, “Characterization of the PiRNA Complex from Rat Testes,” Science, 313(5785), pp. 363–367.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Cicek, V., and Al-Numan, B., 2011, Corrosion Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Wattjes, M. P., and Fischer, D., eds., 2013, Neuromuscular Imaging, Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Gilbert, C., 2009, “Worldwide Causes of Blindness in Children,” Pediatric Ophthalmology: Current Thought and A Practical Guide, M.E. Wilson, R.H. Trivedi, and R.A. Saunders, eds., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 47–60.

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., 2016, “Humans Are Forcing New Species To Appear Through Unnatural Selection,” 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, 2009, Survey of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (GAO-09-867SP, September 2009), an E-Supplement to GAO-09-868, GAO-09-867SP, 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
Alayed, R. A., 2010, “Creating a Culture of Safety Using Electronic Medical Records as a Tool,” 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
Kelly, H., 2015, “Mother’s Disapproval,” New York Times, p. BR14.

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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