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. Okumura M. Atmospheric chemistry. Just add water dimers. Science. 2015;347:718–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Camacho J, Arenas A. Food-web topology: universal scaling in food-web structure? Nature. 2005;435:E3-4; discussion E4.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Ice GE, Budai JD, Pang JWL. The race to x-ray microbeam and nanobeam science. Science. 2011;334:1234–9.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Medema RH, Kops GJ, Bos JL, Burgering BM. AFX-like Forkhead transcription factors mediate cell-cycle regulation by Ras and PKB through p27kip1. Nature. 2000;404:782–7.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Geier R, Angelmaier V, Graubner C-A, Kohoutek J. Integrale Brücken. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2017.
An edited book
1. Castells MC, editor. Anaphylaxis and Hypersensitivity Reactions. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Ong S-B. Imaging of Mitochondrial Disorders: A Review. In: Hum YC, Mohamad Salim MI, Ong S-B, Utama NP, Myint YM, Mohd Noor N, et al., editors. Advances in Medical Diagnostic Technology. Singapore: Springer; 2014. p. 99–136.

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. Davis J. Some Male Fiddler Crabs Trap Females In Order To Mate With Them [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/some-male-fiddler-crabs-trap-females-in-order-to-mate-with-them/

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. Transportation Infrastructure: Managing the Costs of Large-Dollar Highway Projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997 Feb. Report No.: RCED-97-47.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Ressler KM. The path to leadership for Native American women at North Dakota tribal colleges [Doctoral dissertation]. [Minneapolis, MN]: Capella University; 2008.

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. (nyt) SK. World Briefing | Asia: Putin Indicates Kurile Deal Is Not Likely Soon. New York Times. 2004 Nov 16;A6.

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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