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
Bell, J., 2002. Planetary science. Tip of the Martian iceberg? Science 297, 60–61.
A journal article with 2 authors
Kreitzer, A.C., Malenka, R.C., 2007. Endocannabinoid-mediated rescue of striatal LTD and motor deficits in Parkinson’s disease models. Nature 445, 643–647.
A journal article with 3 authors
Church, J.A., White, N.J., Arblaster, J.M., 2005. Significant decadal-scale impact of volcanic eruptions on sea level and ocean heat content. Nature 438, 74–77.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ko, Y.N., Park, S.B., Choi, S.H., Kang, Y.C., 2014. One-pot synthesis of manganese oxide-carbon composite microspheres with three dimensional channels for Li-ion batteries. Sci. Rep. 4, 5751.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tagliani, M., 2009. The Practical Guide to Wall Street. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Gorban, A.N., Kevrekidis, I.G., Theodoropoulos, C., Kazantzis, N.K., Öttinger, H.C. (Eds.), 2006. Model Reduction and Coarse-Graining Approaches for Multiscale Phenomena. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Rubin, A., Riznichenko, G., 2014. Oscillations and Periodic Space Structures oscillations and periodic space structures of pH and Electric Potential Along the Cell Membrane of Algae Chara corallina, in: Riznichenko, G. (Ed.), Mathematical Biophysics, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering. Springer US, Boston, MA, pp. 69–81.

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., 2015. Poo Transplants Can Eliminate Two Superbugs From The Gut: Mice Study [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, 2012. Social Security Administration: Improved Planning and Performance Measures Are Needed to Help Ensure Successful Technology Modernization (No. GAO-12-495). 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
Bradnan, D.M., 2015. Cherelle Wilt in Theobroma cacao (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Leland, J., 2017. Harry Belafonte Knows the Score. New York Times MB1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Bell, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Bell, 2002; Kreitzer and Malenka, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Kreitzer and Malenka, 2007)
  • Three or more authors: (Ko et al., 2014)

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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