How to format your references using the European Transport Research Review citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for European Transport Research Review. 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
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Schiermeier Q (2009) G8 climate target questioned. Nature 460:313
A journal article with 2 authors
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Drake JM, Griffen BD (2010) Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments. Nature 467:456–459
A journal article with 3 authors
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Cheng Y-N, Wu X-C, Ji Q (2004) Triassic marine reptiles gave birth to live young. Nature 432:383–386
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Parthasarathy R, Livelybrooks D, Johnson D, et al (2011) NSF program benefits schools in need. Science 332:173–174

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Baber RL (2011) The Language of Mathematics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
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Bulling N, Torre L van der, Villata S, et al (2014) Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems: 15th International Workshop, CLIMA XV, Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014. Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, Cham
A chapter in an edited book
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Dabelea D (2009) Maternal-Fetal Contributors to the Insulin Resistance Syndrome in Youth. In: Zeitler PS, Nadeau KJ (eds) Insulin Resistance: Childhood Precursors and Adult Disease. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, pp 65–80

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 European Transport Research Review.

Blog post
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Luntz S (2015) Antibody Drug Gives New Life To Chronic Fatigue Sufferers. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office (1990) Aviation Safety: FAA Is Considering Changes to Aviation Medical Standards. 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
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Lucky-Medford L (2010) A gendered approach to synaesthesia using the poetry of John Keats and Emily Dickinson. Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic University

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
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Sachs S (2000) Egyptian’s Arrest Seen as Penalty for Criticism. New York Times A10

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1, 2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleEuropean Transport Research Review
AbbreviationEur. Transp. Res. Rev.
ISSN (print)1867-0717
ISSN (online)1866-8887
ScopeAutomotive Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Transportation

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