How to format your references using the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. 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
Martin, J. “Perspective: Don’t Foul the Water.” Nature, Vol. 474, No. 7352, 2011, p. S17.
A journal article with 2 authors
Etterson, J. R., and Shaw, R. G. “Constraint to Adaptive Evolution in Response to Global Warming.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 294, No. 5540, 2001, pp. 151–154.
A journal article with 3 authors
Della Negra, M., Jenni, P., and Virdee, T. S. “Journey in the Search for the Higgs Boson: The ATLAS and CMS Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.” Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 338, No. 6114, 2012, pp. 1560–1568.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ousman, S. S., Tomooka, B. H., van Noort, J. M., Wawrousek, E. F., O’Connor, K. C., Hafler, D. A., Sobel, R. A., Robinson, W. H., and Steinman, L. “Protective and Therapeutic Role for AlphaB-Crystallin in Autoimmune Demyelination.” Nature, Vol. 448, No. 7152, 2007, pp. 474–479.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lévy, P. The Semantic Sphere 1. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2013.
An edited book
Kimmel, R., Klette, R., and Sugimoto, A., Eds. Computer Vision – ACCV 2010: 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Queenstown, New Zealand, November 8-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, Part III. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Lawson, T. Emergence and Morphogenesis: Causal Reduction and Downward Causation? In Social Morphogenesis (M. S. Archer, ed.), Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, 2013, pp. 61–84.

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 Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.

Blog post
Hamilton, K. Here’s How We Can Protect Ourselves From The Hidden Algorithms That Influence Our Lives. IFLScience. Accessed Oct. 30, 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. Transportation Security Administration: Progress and Challenges Faced in Strengthening Three Key Security Programs. Publication GAO-12-541T. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Salonga-Moreno, D. R. Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management Curriculum for Home Health Agencies. Doctoral dissertation. California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 2010.

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
Reinhart, M. K. “High-Profile Union Ends Abruptly.” New York Times, Jun 14, 2015, p. ST14.

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 Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
AbbreviationJ. Guid. Control Dyn.
ISSN (print)0731-5090
ISSN (online)1533-3884
ScopeSpace and Planetary Science
Aerospace Engineering
Control and Systems Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Applied Mathematics

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