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
Lodge, Jacinta. 2005. “Scientists and Societies. Postdoc Power.” Nature 435 (7039): 244.
A journal article with 2 authors
McDonnell, Donald P., and John D. Norris. 2002. “Connections and Regulation of the Human Estrogen Receptor.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 296 (5573): 1642–1644.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kirchner, J. W., X. Feng, and C. Neal. 2000. “Fractal Stream Chemistry and Its Implications for Contaminant Transport in Catchments.” Nature 403 (6769): 524–527.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Tosatti, E., S. Prestipino, S. Kostlmeier, A. Dal Corso, and F. D. Di Tolla. 2001. “String Tension and Stability of Magic Tip-Suspended Nanowires.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 291 (5502): 288–290.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Simon, Marvin K., Dennis Lee, Warren L. Martin, Haiping Tsou, and Tsun-Yee Yan. 2005. Bandwidth-Efficient Digital Modulation with Application to Deep Space Communications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Wasserman, Theodore. 2016. Depathologizing Psychopathology: The Neuroscience of Mental Illness and Its Treatment. Edited by Lori Drucker Wasserman. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Perälä, Pekka H. J., Jori P. Paananen, Milton Mukhopadhyay, and Jukka-Pekka Laulajainen. 2011. “A Novel Testbed for P2P Networks.” In Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities: 6th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2010, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, edited by Thomas Magedanz, Anastasius Gavras, Nguyen Huu Thanh, and Jeffry S. Chase, 69–83. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: 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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “Revolutionary Silicon Chip Brings Us Closer To Light-Speed Computer Technology.” 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. 1993. Surface Transportation: Funding Limitations and Barriers To Cross-Modal Decision Making. T-RCED-93-25. 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
Steffan, Andrea Lynn. 2010. “An Examination of the Correlation between Ninth Grade Mathematics Grades and Student Performance on the Mathematics Portion of the California High School Exit Examination.” Doctoral dissertation, Malibu, CA: Pepperdine 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
Antilla, Susan. 2015. “Fund Settlement.” New York Times, September 22.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Lodge 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Lodge 2005; McDonnell and Norris 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (McDonnell and Norris 2002)
  • Three authors: (Kirchner, Feng, and Neal 2000)
  • 4 or more authors: (Tosatti et al. 2001)

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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