How to format your references using the Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Qualitative Theory of Dynamical 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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Bromm, V.: Astronomy. The cosmic Rosetta stone. Science. 321, 647–648 (2008)
A journal article with 2 authors
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Damasio, A., Meyer, K.: Behind the looking-glass. Nature. 454, 167–168 (2008)
A journal article with 3 authors
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Trillo, S., Gongora, J.S.T., Fratalocchi, A.: Wave instabilities in the presence of non vanishing background in nonlinear Schrödinger systems. Sci. Rep. 4, 7285 (2014)
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Kiel, M.J., He, S., Ashkenazi, R., Gentry, S.N., Teta, M., Kushner, J.A., Jackson, T.L., Morrison, S.J.: Haematopoietic stem cells do not asymmetrically segregate chromosomes or retain BrdU. Nature. 449, 238–242 (2007)

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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Center for Chemical Process Safety: Guidelines for Implementing Process Safety Management Systems. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ (1994)
An edited book
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Lebedev, V., Shiltsev, V. eds: Accelerator Physics at the Tevatron Collider. Springer, New York, NY (2014)
A chapter in an edited book
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Orchiston, W.: Dr Elizabeth Alexander: First Female Radio Astronomer. In: Orchiston, W. (ed.) The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding Our View of Planet Earth: A Meeting to Honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th Birthday. pp. 71–92. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht (2005)

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 Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems.

Blog post
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Andrews, R.: Measles Has Been Officially Wiped Out Across The Americas, https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/measles-officially-wiped-out-americas/

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: Battlefield Automation: Better Justification and Testing Needed for Common Computer Acquisition. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1987)

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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Grantham, S.C.: Dual Eligibles’ Experience of Care in North Carolina’s Patient-Centered Medical Home, (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
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Saslow, L.: Stony Brook Medical Center Names Chief Executive, (2006)

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 titleQualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems
AbbreviationQual. Theory Dyn. Syst.
ISSN (print)1575-5460
ISSN (online)1662-3592
ScopeApplied Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

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