How to format your references using the Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
1. Huang AS-H. Follow your nose. Nature. 2004;428:221–2.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Woyke T, Rubin EM. Evolution. Searching for new branches on the tree of life. Science. 2014;346:698–9.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Hare TA, Camerer CF, Rangel A. Self-control in decision-making involves modulation of the vmPFC valuation system. Science. 2009;324:646–8.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Farrell AE, Plevin RJ, Turner BT, Jones AD, O’Hare M, Kammen DM. Ethanol can contribute to energy and environmental goals. Science. 2006;311:506–8.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Zhu QK. Power Distribution Network Design For VLSI. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2005.
An edited book
1. Kelly TR, editor. Molecular Machines. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Paré A. Speaking of Writing: Supervisory Feedback and the Dissertation. In: McAlpine L, Amundsen C, editors. Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2011. p. 59–74.

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 Dynamical and Control Systems.

Blog post
1. Andrew E. Are US Vaccine Rates Going Down Because Public Trust And Social Ties Are Eroding [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/are-us-vaccine-rates-going-down-because-public-trust-and-social-ties-are-eroding/

Reports

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
1. Government Accountability Office. NOAA Fleet: Responses to Post-Hearing Questions. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Mar. Report No.: GGD-99-60R.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Robert NA. Cortile: World Building & the Traveler Archetype [Doctoral dissertation]. [ Lafayette, LA]: University of Louisiana; 2017.

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
1. Koblin J. Stewart Will Perform Stand-Up On HBO. New York Times. 2017 Jul 26;B5.

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 Dynamical and Control Systems
AbbreviationJ. Dyn. Control Syst.
ISSN (print)1079-2724
ISSN (online)1573-8698
ScopeControl and Systems Engineering
Algebra and Number Theory
Control and Optimization
Numerical Analysis

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