How to format your references using the Journal of Transport Geography citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Transport Geography. 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
Kahan, D., 2010. Fixing the communications failure. Nature 463, 296–297.
A journal article with 2 authors
Goto, H., Uchikawa, H., 2013. Fault-tolerant quantum computation with a soft-decision decoder for error correction and detection by teleportation. Sci. Rep. 3, 2044.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gill, R.J., Ramos-Rodriguez, O., Raine, N.E., 2012. Combined pesticide exposure severely affects individual- and colony-level traits in bees. Nature 491, 105–108.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Park, M., Penick, E.C., Edwards, J.G., Kauer, J.A., Ehlers, M.D., 2004. Recycling endosomes supply AMPA receptors for LTP. Science 305, 1972–1975.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Collings, S., 2015. Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Das, I., Tuen, A.A. (Eds.), 2016. Naturalists, Explorers and Field Scientists in South-East Asia and Australasia, Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
Derkach, V., Hassi, S., de Snoo, H., 2007. Asymptotic Expansions of Generalized Nevanlinna Functions and their Spectral Properties, in: Förster, K.-H., Jonas, P., Langer, H., Trunk, C. (Eds.), Operator Theory in Inner Product Spaces. Birkhäuser, Basel, pp. 51–88.

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 Journal of Transport Geography.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Bird Tree Of Life Shows ‘Explosive Evolution’: Studies [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).


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, 1991. Education’s Library: Actions Needed to Improve Its Usefulness (No. HRD-91-61). U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Ogawa, N., 2012. A Man Walks into the World (Doctoral dissertation). California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

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
Wilson, D.J., Eligon, J., 2016. Rams’ Departure Is Another Blow to St. Louis Area, and a Chance to Shift Priorities. New York Times A14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kahan, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Goto and Uchikawa, 2013; Kahan, 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Goto and Uchikawa, 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Park et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Transport Geography
AbbreviationJ. Transp. Geogr.
ISSN (print)0966-6923
ScopeGeneral Environmental Science
Geography, Planning and Development

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