Style Request: System Dynamics Review


I want to request a style for the journal of System Dynamics Review. You can find the link to style documentation here (Reference style):

The journal's online ISSN is:1099-1727

Example of citations:

Free-access article from the journal:

  • Could you copy the sample citations here, even if the formatting gets lost? We use them in a tool ( that actually requires the text
  • In-text citation:
    (Campbell and Pedersen, 2007)
    (Mares, 2001)

    Campbell JL, Pedersen OK. 2007. The Varieties of Capitalism and Hybrid Success. Comparative Political Studies 40(3): 307-332.
    Mares I. 2001. Firms and the Welfare State: When, Why, and How Does Social Policy Matter to Employers? In Hall PAE, Soskice DE (eds.), Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage. Oxford University Press, New York, 184-213.

  • I hope the samples work.
  • I have a little programming knowledge. I could potentially help in creating the style if needed.
  • That is wonderful. I checked and it works very well. However, some minor changes are needed. How do I provide feedback and comments? Is it ok to post them here?

  • Please post them here, so we have a public track of it. Ideally in the form of:

    Item type:
    Current output
    Wanted output
  • Thank you very much. Below are the changes required. Please let me know if you need further information.

    Item type:
    in-text citation (collapsed citation and sorting)

    Current output:
    (Nash, 1950, 1951)
    (Netting, 1981; Taylor, 1987; Berkes et al., 1989; Feeny et al., 1990; Gardner et al., 1990)

    Wanted output:
    (Nash, 1951; Nash, 1950)
    (Berkes et al., 1989; Feeny et al., 1990; Netting, 1981; Ostrom, 1990; Taylor, 1987)

    Item type:
    in-text citation (et al.)

    Current output:
    (Ostrom et al., 1992)

    Wanted output:
    (Ostrom, Walker, and Gardner, 1992)

    Item type:
    Bibliography (spacing, alignment, and DOI link)

    Current output:
    Double spacing, not justified, with DOI link

    Wanted output:
    Single spacing, justified, no DOI link

  • Moreover, I have noticed that the format of a title for any item would be the same as it is in the Zotero library. Would it be possible to embed a feature in the style to use Title Case for the title of all items in the bibliography?
  • edited August 17, 2021
    1. fixed

    2. In the sample paper above, the Kaplan et al. citation has 3 authors, but is shortened to author+et al.

    3a. Journal article DOI:
    We go by typeset papers, rather than the guidelines. Especially for Wiley journals the guidelines are often out of date.
    Example from paper clearly shows the DOI when available:
    "Lauer SA, Grantz KH, Bi Q, Jones FK, Zheng Q, Meredith HR et al. 2020. The incubation period of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from publicly reported con-rmed cases: estimation and application. Ann Intern Med 172(9): 577–582."

    3b. bibliography:
    single spacing set

    3c. title casing:
    see 3a. No title casing.
  • Thank you very much for your swift response. About those issues, I would consider that paper as an exception since I found two other papers that do not use the DOI:

    The structure in these open-access papers is exactly the same as the paid version ones.

    Moreover, I agree that the guidelines might be old, but at least this is what already exists as an Endnote style on their website. Therefore, I would suggest excluding the DOI link in the bibliography. I also would like to kindly ask you if you can enable hyphenation in the bibliography? Using hyphens is apparent in the examples I provided.

    In the end, I agree with the title case. Eventually, one could fix them from the Zotero library.

    Again, thank you very much for your support.
  • A DOI is the one part of the citation that is completely unique and is an incredible tool. More and more journals are also adding them now. Let's leave it in and if the editors of your paper say anything, we can also take it out. It takes a minute to do for me.

    What do you mean by hyphenation issue?
  • ok, I agree.

    About the hyphenation in the bibliography, since we use justified alignment, there would be extra spaces among the words within each line. This problem can be solved if a line breaks with a hyphen, which is used in all the examples above.
  • I meant these types of spaces between words:

    This will not happen if a line breaks with a hyphen. Please let me know if you need further information.
  • Line breaks are handled by Word, so nothign the citation style can do anyway, but generally speaking I'd just recommend submitting the bibliography left-aligned and letting the publisher handle this on typesetting.
  • This happens despite the fact that "Don't hyphenate" is not checked in the Bibliography style in Word under the "Line and Page Breaks."

    Of course the publisher can handle that. But my colleagues and I do not want unpleasant visualization when sharing draft versions. In the end, if there is no option, I would also suggest to go back to the left-alignment. Will it be updated via the previous link to the style?

    Thank you very much.
  • The citation style has nothing to do with that.
    You need to set that in the formatting style in Word.
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