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
McCarty JG (2000) Durable catalysts for cleaner air. Nature 403:35–36
A journal article with 2 authors
Forte AM, Mitrovica JX (2001) Deep-mantle high-viscosity flow and thermochemical structure inferred from seismic and geodynamic data. Nature 410:1049–1056
A journal article with 3 authors
Baird P, Downie J, Thompson J (2002) Medicine. Clinical trials and industry. Science 297:2211
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Bettegowda C, Agrawal N, Jiao Y, et al (2011) Mutations in CIC and FUBP1 contribute to human oligodendroglioma. Science 333:1453–1455

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Scott DM (2009) World Wide Rave. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Vakakis AF (2009) Nonlinear Targeted Energy Transfer in Mechanical and Structural Systems. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
A chapter in an edited book
Leggett J (2016) Supporting Critical Civic Learning with Interactive Technology. In: Schnee E, Better A, Clark Cummings M (eds) Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp 71–91

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
Andrews R (2016) Climate Change Is About To Accelerate Past The Point Of No Return. 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 (2010) Propane and Heating Oil: Federal Oversight of the Propane Education and Research Council and National Oilheat Research Alliance Should Be Strengthened. 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
Rivera A (2010) A post analysis of an advanced access appointment model. 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
Gustines GG (2009) Sheldon Dorf, 76, Founder of Comic-Con. New York Times B18

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (McCarty 2000).
This sentence cites two references (McCarty 2000; Forte and Mitrovica 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Forte and Mitrovica 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Bettegowda et al. 2011)

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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