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
Brenner S (2012) Turing centenary: Life’s code script. Nature 482:461
A journal article with 2 authors
Crompton RH, Pataky TC (2009) Anthropology. Stepping out. Science 323:1174–1175
A journal article with 3 authors
Wolfe CJ, Okubo PG, Shearer PM (2003) Mantle fault zone beneath Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. Science 300:478–480
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Zandt G, Gilbert H, Owens TJ, et al (2004) Active foundering of a continental arc root beneath the southern Sierra Nevada in California. Nature 431:41–46

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Glaser R (2015) Symmetry, Spectroscopy, and Crystallography. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany
An edited book
Micu DM (2015) Climate of the Romanian Carpathians: Variability and Trends. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
Bryniarski L, Klocek M (2013) Quality of Life in Patients After Coronary Interventional Treatment. In: Kawecka-Jaszcz K, Klocek M, Tobiasz-Adamczyk B, Bulpitt CJ (eds) Health-Related Quality of Life in Cardiovascular Patients. Springer, Milano, pp 45–59

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 (2016) Natural Disasters Spark Civil Wars. 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 (1983) The Air Force Can Improve Its Maintenance Information Systems. 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
Kyereboah R (2015) Criteria For Appointing Board Members to Corporate Boards in Ghana. Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix

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
Wagner J (2017) Baseball Could Wait Until School Was Done. New York Times B8

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Brenner 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Crompton and Pataky 2009; Brenner 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Crompton and Pataky 2009)
  • Three or more authors: (Zandt et al. 2004)

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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