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
Cardinale B (2012) Ecology. Impacts of biodiversity loss. Science 336:552–553
A journal article with 2 authors
Vance V, Vaucheret H (2001) RNA silencing in plants--defense and counterdefense. Science 292:2277–2280
A journal article with 3 authors
Sampson SD, Carrano MT, Forster CA (2001) A bizarre predatory dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Nature 409:504–506
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Hsu S-H, Li C-T, Chien H-T, et al (2014) Platinum-free counter electrode comprised of metal-organic-framework (MOF)-derived cobalt sulfide nanoparticles for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Sci Rep 4:6983

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mastro PF (2016) Plastics Product Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Whittle J, Clark T, Kühne T (eds) (2011) Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems: 14th International Conference, MODELS 2011, Wellington, New Zealand, October 16-21, 2011. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Ferretti M, Parmentola A (2015) The University-Driven LISs. In: Parmentola A (ed) The Creation of Local Innovation Systems in Emerging Countries: The Role of Governments, Firms and Universities. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 91–114

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
Andrew E (2015) Scientists Hit Back At Scottish Ban On Growing GM Crops. 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 (1989) Tank Recovery Vehicle: Status of Program Acquisition and Full-Scale Engineering Development. 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
Mayo J (2010) Rates and factors associated with child maltreatment recurrence for children from birth to 5 years of age in Ventura County. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach

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
Sisario B (2017) Migos Tops Chart With ‘Culture.’ New York Times C3

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Cardinale 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Vance and Vaucheret 2001; Cardinale 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Vance and Vaucheret 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Hsu et al. 2014)

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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