How to format your references using the Logistics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Logistics. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
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Fabry, V.J. Ocean science. Marine calcifiers in a high-CO2 ocean. Science 2008, 320, 1020–1022.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Zhao, M.; Running, S.W. Drought-induced reduction in global terrestrial net primary production from 2000 through 2009. Science 2010, 329, 940–943.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Quax, R.; Kandhai, D.; Sloot, P.M.A. Information dissipation as an early-warning signal for the Lehman Brothers collapse in financial time series. Sci. Rep. 2013, 3, 1898.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
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Mogera, U.; Sagade, A.A.; George, S.J.; Kulkarni, G.U. Ultrafast response humidity sensor using supramolecular nanofibre and its application in monitoring breath humidity and flow. Sci. Rep. 2014, 4, 4103.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
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Hannam, J. What Everyone Needs to Know about Tax; John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, UK, 2017; ISBN 9781119375821.
An edited book
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Trinh, H. Functional Observers for Dynamical Systems; Fernando, T., Ed.; Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012; Vol. 420; ISBN 9783642240638.
A chapter in an edited book
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Ho, V.; Nikolaidis, I. A Schedule Template Construction Technique for Duty Cycled Sensor Networks. In Ad-hoc, Mobile, and Wireless Networks: 14th International Conference, ADHOC-NOW 2015, Athens, Greece, June 29 -- July 1, 2015, Proceedings; Papavassiliou, S., Ruehrup, S., Eds.; Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2015; pp. 48–61 ISBN 9783319196619.

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 Logistics.

Blog post
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Luntz, S. Nitrogen-Fed Bacteria Could Power Our Future Available online: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/nitrogen-fed-bacteria-could-power-our-future/ (accessed on Oct 30, 2018).

Reports

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
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Government Accountability Office Airport Development Needs: Estimating Future Costs; U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, DC, 1997;

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
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Gunderson, C.A. The Moderating Effect of Type of Target on the Relationship between Collective Rumination and Displaced Aggression. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach: Long Beach, CA, 2017.

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
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Walsh, M.W. In Scandal at Puerto Rican Utility, a Key Player Insists He Took No Bribes. New York Times 2016, B1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleLogistics
ISSN (online)2305-6290
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