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
Grayson M (2010) Science masterclass. Nature 467:S1
A journal article with 2 authors
Buckley SA, Evershed RP (2001) Organic chemistry of embalming agents in Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman mummies. Nature 413:837–841
A journal article with 3 authors
Seoane J, Le H-V, Massagué J (2002) Myc suppression of the p21(Cip1) Cdk inhibitor influences the outcome of the p53 response to DNA damage. Nature 419:729–734
A journal article with 5 or more authors
Emoto K, Parrish JZ, Jan LY, Jan Y-N (2006) The tumour suppressor Hippo acts with the NDR kinases in dendritic tiling and maintenance. Nature 443:210–213

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Metzger RM (2012) The Physical Chemist’s Toolbox. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
An edited book
Unwin A (2006) Graphics of Large Datasets: Visualizing a Million. Springer, New York, NY
A chapter in an edited book
van den Bosch P, Cochior C, Ezzeldin M, et al (2013) Adaptive Control Strategies for Productive Toner Printers. In: Basten T, Hamberg R, Reckers F, Verriet J (eds) Model-Based Design of Adaptive Embedded Systems. Springer, New York, NY, pp 87–123

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
Andrews R (2016) “Cyclops” Dung Beetles Created By Switching Off Gene That Manufactures Their Horn. 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 (2006) Enterprise Architecture: Leadership Remains Key to Establishing and Leveraging Architectures for Organizational Transformation. 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
Mersch C (2012) Campus-based drunk-driving intervention program: A grant proposal project. Doctoral dissertation, 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
Hodara S (2015) Art and Its Inspiration, Side by Side. New York Times CT8

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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