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
Sharon, Eran. 2012. “Materials Science. Swell Approaches for Changing Polymer Shapes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 335 (6073): 1179–1180.
A journal article with 2 authors
Zoncu, Roberto, and David M. Sabatini. 2011. “Cell Biology. The TASCC of Secretion.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 332 (6032): 923–925.
A journal article with 3 authors
Howat, Ian M., Ian Joughin, and Ted A. Scambos. 2007. “Rapid Changes in Ice Discharge from Greenland Outlet Glaciers.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 315 (5818): 1559–1561.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Nussman, Michael, Felicia C. Coleman, Will F. Figueira, Jeffrey S. Ueland, and Larry B. Crowder. 2005. “The Recreational Fisher’s Perspective.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 307 (5715): 1560c–1561c.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Razik, Hubert. 2013. Handbook of Asynchronous Machine with Variable Speed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Singh, Arun D., ed. 2014. Ocular and Adnexal Lymphoma. Essentials in Ophthalmology. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Tajima, Kiyoshi, and Rustam Aminov. 2015. “Structure and Function of a Nonruminant Gut: A Porcine Model.” In Rumen Microbiology: From Evolution to Revolution, edited by Anil Kumar Puniya, Rameshwar Singh, and Devki Nandan Kamra, 47–75. New Delhi: Springer India.

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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “Shark Attack Risk Has Fallen Significantly Since The 1950s.” 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. 2013. Information Technology: DHS Needs to Enhance Management of Major Investments. GAO-13-478T. 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
Brown, Laura Therese. 2009. “Identifying Potential Co-Repressors Associated with Dexamethasone-Induced Repression of the MUC5AC Gene.” Doctoral dissertation, Washington, DC: George Washington 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
Rothenberg, Ben. 2017. “Young Player Has Made Her Name by Speaking Her Mind.” New York Times, January 20.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Sharon 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Sharon 2012; Zoncu and Sabatini 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Zoncu and Sabatini 2011)
  • Three authors: (Howat, Joughin, and Scambos 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Nussman et al. 2005)

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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