How to format your references using the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. 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
Lloyd S (2008) Quantum information matters. Science 319:1209–1211
A journal article with 2 authors
Raiborg C, Stenmark H (2011) Cell biology. A helix for the final cut. Science 331:1533–1534
A journal article with 3 authors
Mayya A, Banerjee A, Rajesh R (2013) Mammalian cortical bone in tension is non-Haversian. Sci Rep 3:2533
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Mall A, Sobotta J, Huber C, et al (2018) Reversibility of citrate synthase allows autotrophic growth of a thermophilic bacterium. Science 359:563–567

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Louis J-P (2011) Control of Synchronous Motors. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Fouquet Y, Lacroix D (eds) (2014) Deep Marine Mineral Resources. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Hue PTB, Wohlgemuth S, Echizen I, et al (2010) Fine-Grained Access Control for Electronic Health Record Systems. In: Kim T-H, Ma J, Fang W-C, et al. (eds) U- and E-Service, Science and Technology: International Conference UNESST 2010, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2010, Jeju Island, Korea, December 13-15, 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 31–38

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 EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics.

Blog post
Luntz S (2015) Neglect In Childhood Leaves Marks On Brain. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (2004) Special Education: Additional Assistance and Better Coordination Needed among Education Offices to Help States Meet the NCLBA Teacher Requirements. 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
Horaist DW (2015) Estimating Seed Bank Responses to Changing Environmental Conditions in the Louisiana Coastal Zone. Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana

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
Kelly D (1994) Some Bad Role Models. New York Times 718

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Lloyd 2008).
This sentence cites two references (Lloyd 2008; Raiborg and Stenmark 2011).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Raiborg and Stenmark 2011)
  • Three or more authors: (Mall et al. 2018)

About the journal

Full journal titleEURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics
ISSN (print)2192-4376
ISSN (online)2192-4384
ScopeManagement Science and Operations Research
Modelling and Simulation

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