How to format your references using the Logistics Research citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Logistics Research. 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
Katsnelson A (2013) Drug development: target practice. Nature 498:S8-9
A journal article with 2 authors
Celi A, Tarruell L (2015) PHYSICS. Probing the edge with cold atoms. Science 349:1450–1451
A journal article with 3 authors
Coleman SW, Patricelli GL, Borgia G (2004) Variable female preferences drive complex male displays. Nature 428:742–745
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Maile T, Kwoczynski S, Katzenberger RJ, et al (2004) TAF1 activates transcription by phosphorylation of serine 33 in histone H2B. Science 304:1010–1014

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Dijksterhuis GB (2008) Multivariate Data Analysis in Sensory and Consumer Science. Food & Nutrition Press, Inc., Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
An edited book
Vuyst PD, Gevenois PA (2006) Imaging of Occupational and Environmental Disorders of the Chest. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
Guescini M, Stocchi L, Di Loreto C, et al (2007) Molecular Modifications Induced by Physical Exercise: A Significant Role in Disease Prevention. In: Stocchi V, Feo PD, Hood DA (eds) Role of Physical Exercise in Preventing Disease and Improving the Quality of Life. Springer, Milano, pp 83–99

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 Research.

Blog post
Hale T (2015) Watch Flesh-Eating Beetles Strip A Body To The Bone. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 2018


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 (1994) [Comments on DOD Data Center Consolidation Plan]. 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
Shimazoe J (2012) The power of forgotten opinions: Why an organization chooses inaction over the public’s safety. Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina

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
Rothenberg B (2016) With Appeal Over, Sharapova Lobs Criticism at Tennis Leaders. New York Times B10

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 Research
AbbreviationLogist. Res.
ISSN (print)1865-035X
ISSN (online)1865-0368
ScopeManagement Information Systems
Computer Science Applications
Information Systems
Management Science and Operations Research
Control and Systems Engineering

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