How to format your references using the Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Mathematics of Control, Signals, and 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
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Sawyers CL (2008) The cancer biomarker problem. Nature 452:548–552
A journal article with 2 authors
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Oppenheim J, Wehner S (2010) The uncertainty principle determines the nonlocality of quantum mechanics. Science 330:1072–1074
A journal article with 3 authors
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Sun L, Xie Z, Zhao J (2000) A 3,000-year record of penguin populations. Nature 407:858
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Lucchetta EM, Lee JH, Fu LA, et al (2005) Dynamics of Drosophila embryonic patterning network perturbed in space and time using microfluidics. Nature 434:1134–1138

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Bradley D (2015) Managing Minor Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Yen MT (2016) Vascular Lesions of the Orbit and Face: Imaging and Management. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Yli-Halla M, Schick J, Kratz S, Schnug E (2016) Determination of Plant Available P in Soil. In: Schnug E, De Kok LJ (eds) Phosphorus in Agriculture: 100 % Zero. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp 63–93

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 Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems.

Blog post
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Evans K (2016) 14 Bizarre Sleeping Habits Of Super-Successful People. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/14-bizarre-sleeping-habits-of-supersuccessful-people/. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

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
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Government Accountability Office (1999) Federal Research: Information on the Advanced Technology Program’s Award Selection. 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
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Morr R (2015) Age Discrimination: Prejudice Suppression in the Selection Process. Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University

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
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Belson K (2017) N.F.L. Looks For Daylight Through Anthem Flap. New York Times B8

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 titleMathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems
AbbreviationMath. Control Signals Systems
ISSN (print)0932-4194
ISSN (online)1435-568X
ScopeSignal Processing
Control and Systems Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Control and Optimization

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