How to format your references using the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Hoeijmakers, J. H. 2001. “Genome Maintenance Mechanisms for Preventing Cancer.” Nature 411 (6835): 366–374.
A journal article with 2 authors
Laughlin, Simon B., and Terrence J. Sejnowski. 2003. “Communication in Neuronal Networks.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 301 (5641): 1870–1874.
A journal article with 3 authors
Hollingsworth, Robert G., John W. Armstrong, and Earl Campbell. 2002. “Caffeine as a Repellent for Slugs and Snails.” Nature 417 (6892): 915–916.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Wang, Zeneng, Elizabeth Klipfell, Brian J. Bennett, Robert Koeth, Bruce S. Levison, Brandon Dugar, Ariel E. Feldstein, et al. 2011. “Gut Flora Metabolism of Phosphatidylcholine Promotes Cardiovascular Disease.” Nature 472 (7341): 57–63.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Schober, Hans. 2015. Transparent Shells. Berlin, Germany: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG.
An edited book
Shiozawa, Yoshinori. 2008. Artificial Market Experiments with the U-Mart System. Edited by Hiroyuki Matsui, Kazuhisa Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Nakajima, Yusuke Koyama, and Fumihiko Hashimoto. Vol. 4. Springer Series on Agent Based Social Systems. Tokyo: Springer Japan.
A chapter in an edited book
Sanati, Souzan, and D. Craig Allred. 2011. “The Progression of Pre-Invasive to Invasive Cancer.” In Pre-Invasive Disease: Pathogenesis and Clinical Management, edited by Rebecca C. Fitzgerald, 65–76. New York, NY: Springer.

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 International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2017. “Thousands Of Galaxies On Death Row As They Are Stripped Of Their Gas.” IFLScience. IFLScience.


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. 2006. Telecommunications: Weaknesses in Procedures and Performance Management Hinder Junk Fax Enforcement. GAO-06-425. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Moore, Austin Malone. 2010. “Assessing the Demand for Simplified Stormwater Modeling Tools within the Design Profession to Facilitate the Adoption of Sustainable Stormwater Practices.” Doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State, MS: Mississippi State 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
Hodara, Susan. 2014. “Stitching Together Yarn, Memory and History.” New York Times, August 3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (López-Urrutia 2003).
This sentence cites two references (Sammonds 2006; Haszeldine 2009).

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

  • Two authors: (Laughlin and Sejnowski 2003)
  • Three authors: (Hollingsworth, Armstrong, and Campbell 2002)
  • 4 or more authors: (Archibald et al. 2010)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
AbbreviationInt. J. Logist.
ISSN (print)1367-5567
ISSN (online)1469-848X
ScopeManagement Information Systems
Computer Science Applications
Information Systems
Management Science and Operations Research
Control and Systems Engineering

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