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
Chazelle B (2007) Computer science. Coding and computing join forces. Science 317:1691–1692
A journal article with 2 authors
West PM, Packer C (2002) Sexual selection, temperature, and the lion’s mane. Science 297:1339–1343
A journal article with 3 authors
Oye KA, Lawson JCH, Bubela T (2015) Drugs: Regulate “home-brew” opiates. Nature 521:281–283
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Potts R, Behrensmeyer AK, Deino A, et al (2004) Small mid-Pleistocene hominin associated with East African Acheulean technology. Science 305:75–78

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
DeMaris A (2004) Regression with Social Data: Modeling Continuous and Limited Response Variables. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Hindriks KV, Pokahr A, Sardina S (eds) (2009) Programming Multi-Agent Systems: 6th International Workshop, ProMAS 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 13, 2008. Revised Invited and Selected Papers. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Ang S-L (2009) Foxa1 and Foxa2 Transcription Factors Regulate Differentiation of Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons. In: Pasterkamp RJ, Smidt MP, Burbach JPH (eds) Development and Engineering of Dopamine Neurons. Springer, New York, NY, pp 58–65

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
O`Callaghan J (2017) This Hair Dye Changes Color Depending On The Temperature Around You. 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) Illegal Alien Schoolchildren: Issues in Estimating State-by-State Costs. 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
Leak SC (2010) Building community capacity to meet the needs of our aging society: Interdisciplinary competency development for professionals. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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) ‘Trade’ Ensures Duda Can’t Shake That Pesky Instagram Account. 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 (Chazelle 2007).
This sentence cites two references (West and Packer 2002; Chazelle 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (West and Packer 2002)
  • Three or more authors: (Potts 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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