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
Biemann, K. 2006. “Astrochemistry: Complex Organic Matter in Titan’s Aerosols?” Nature 444 (7118): E6; disccussion E6-7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Vukusic, Pete, and J. Roy Sambles. 2003. “Photonic Structures in Biology.” Nature 424 (6950): 852–855.
A journal article with 3 authors
Alford, Ross A., Kay S. Bradfield, and Stephen J. Richards. 2007. “Ecology: Global Warming and Amphibian Losses.” Nature 447 (7144): E3-4; discussion E5-6.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Gostissa, Monica, Catherine T. Yan, Julia M. Bianco, Michel Cogné, Eric Pinaud, and Frederick W. Alt. 2009. “Long-Range Oncogenic Activation of Igh-c-Myc Translocations by the Igh 3’ Regulatory Region.” Nature 462 (7274): 803–807.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Frank, Walter L., and David K. Whittle. 2010. Revalidating Process Hazard Analyses. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Koskinen, Ulla, ed. 2016. Aggressive and Violent Peasant Elites in the Nordic Countries, C. 1500-1700. World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Daszkowska-Golec, Agata. 2016. “The Role of Abscisic Acid in Drought Stress: How ABA Helps Plants to Cope with Drought Stress.” In Drought Stress Tolerance in Plants, Vol 2: Molecular and Genetic Perspectives, edited by Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Shabir Hussain Wani, Soumen Bhattacharjee, David J. Burritt, and Lam-Son Phan Tran, 123–151. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

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
Luntz, Stephen. 2015. “How Many Arms Does Our Galaxy Have?” 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. 1995. Technology: America’s Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century. T-HEHS-95-127. 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
Newfang, Daniel A. 2017. “A Historical Assessment of Asbestos Exposure, Abatement Methods and Containment Efficacy During Asbestos Containing Material Removal Activities at a Large Federal Facility.” Doctoral dissertation, Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.

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
Sisario, Ben, and William K. Rashbaum. 2017. “Entrepreneur Behind Fyre Festival Is Arrested on Charges of Federal Wire Fraud.” New York Times, July 1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Biemann 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Biemann 2006; Vukusic and Sambles 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Vukusic and Sambles 2003)
  • Three authors: (Alford, Bradfield, and Richards 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Gostissa et al. 2009)

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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