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
Hughes, Austin L. 2002. “Strength in Numbers.” Nature 417 (6891): 795.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tyers, Mike, and Matthias Mann. 2003. “From Genomics to Proteomics.” Nature 422 (6928): 193–197.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pluth, Michael D., Robert G. Bergman, and Kenneth N. Raymond. 2007. “Acid Catalysis in Basic Solution: A Supramolecular Host Promotes Orthoformate Hydrolysis.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316 (5821): 85–88.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Curé, Charlotte, Ricardo Antunes, Ana Catarina Alves, Fleur Visser, Petter H. Kvadsheim, and Patrick J. O. Miller. 2013. “Responses of Male Sperm Whales (Physeter Macrocephalus) to Killer Whale Sounds: Implications for Anti-Predator Strategies.” Scientific Reports 3: 1579.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Quinquis, André. 2008. Digital Signal Processing Using MATLAB®. London, UK: ISTE.
An edited book
Villar, Eugenio, ed. 2008. Embedded Systems Specification and Design Languages: Selected Contributions from FDL’07. Vol. 10. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Halper, Jaroslava. 2014. “Advances in the Use of Growth Factors for Treatment of Disorders of Soft Tissues.” In Progress in Heritable Soft Connective Tissue Diseases, edited by Jaroslava Halper, 59–76. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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
Andrews, Robin. 2017. “China Scraps Coal Power Plants And Boosts Renewable Energy Investment.” 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. 1994. Telecommunications Market in Canada. GGD-94-193R. 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
Walker, Doshie. 2017. “University Research Adminstrators’ Perception of Incivility and the Relationship to Employee Engagement.” Doctoral dissertation, Phoenix, AZ: University of Phoenix.

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
Kenigsberg, Ben. 2017. “Beach Rats.” New York Times, August 24.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Hughes 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Hughes 2002; Tyers and Mann 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Tyers and Mann 2003)
  • Three authors: (Pluth, Bergman, and Raymond 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Curé et al. 2013)

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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