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. Stachel J. 1905 and all that. Nature. 2005;433:215–7.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Rosenkranz JA, Grace AA. Dopamine-mediated modulation of odour-evoked amygdala potentials during pavlovian conditioning. Nature. 2002;417:282–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Dotera T, Oshiro T, Ziherl P. Mosaic two-lengthscale quasicrystals. Nature. 2014;506:208–11.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Sohal VS, Zhang F, Yizhar O, Deisseroth K. Parvalbumin neurons and gamma rhythms enhance cortical circuit performance. Nature. 2009;459:698–702.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
1. Pozzilli P, Lenzi A, Clarke BL, Young WF Jr. Imaging in Endocrinology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2013.
An edited book
1. Carbone G, editor. Grasping in Robotics. London: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Schlesinger W, Taulet AC, Alves H, Burguete JLV. An Approach to Measuring Perceived Quality of Life in the City Through a Formative Multidimensional Perspective. In: Leitão J, Alves H, editors. Entrepreneurial and Innovative Practices in Public Institutions: A Quality of Life Approach. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 59–79.

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 Dynamical and Control Systems.

Blog post
1. Hale T. Experts Announce Plan to Create World’s First “Space Nation” [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/space/experts-announce-plan-to-create-worlds-first-space-nation/

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. School Meal Programs: Experiences of the States and Districts That Eliminated Reduced-price Fees. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2009 Jul. Report No.: GAO-09-584.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
1. Collins K. Learning to live in the layers: Traveling soul’s way through poetry [Doctoral dissertation]. [Carpinteria, CA]: Pacifica Graduate Institute; 2014.

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. Kishkovsky S. Choir Festival to Celebrate St. Basil’s 450 Years. New York Times. 2011 Oct 9;TR2.

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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