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
Johnson, Kenneth S. 2006. “Geochemistry. Manganese Redox Chemistry Revisited.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 313 (5795): 1896–1897.
A journal article with 2 authors
Bodner, S., and C. Paine. 2000. “When Peer Review Fails.” Nature 407 (6801): 129–130.
A journal article with 3 authors
Begun, D. R., B. G. Richmond, and D. S. Strait. 2007. “Comment on ‘Origin of Human Bipedalism as an Adaptation for Locomotion on Flexible Branches.’” Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (5853): 1066; author reply 1066.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Sukhovatkin, Vlad, Sean Hinds, Lukasz Brzozowski, and Edward H. Sargent. 2009. “Colloidal Quantum-Dot Photodetectors Exploiting Multiexciton Generation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 324 (5934): 1542–1544.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Negre, Elsa. 2015. Information and Recommender Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Ho, Allen C., and Carl D. Regillo, eds. 2011. Age-Related Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Treatment. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
van Kolck, U. 2014. “Effective Field Theories of Loosely Bound Nuclei.” In The Euroschool on Exotic Beams, Vol. IV, edited by Christoph Scheidenberger and Marek Pfützner, 123–182. Lecture Notes in Physics. 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
Fang, Janet. 2015. “The Days on Saturn Just Got Shorter.” 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. 1998. Surface Infrastructure: Costs, Financing and Schedules for Large-Dollar Transportation Projects. RCED-98-64. 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
Solomon, Richard B. 2017. “Analysis of Emergency Responder Preparedness to Active Shooter Incidents in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
Brantley, Ben. 2017. “Life and Death Get Him Talking.” New York Times, February 28.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Johnson 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Johnson 2006; Bodner and Paine 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Bodner and Paine 2000)
  • Three authors: (Begun, Richmond, and Strait 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Sukhovatkin 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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