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
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Penn RB (2015) Physiology. Calcilytics for asthma relief. Science 348:398–399
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hirschberg J, Manning CD (2015) Advances in natural language processing. Science 349:261–266
A journal article with 3 authors
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Matsunami H, Montmayeur JP, Buck LB (2000) A family of candidate taste receptors in human and mouse. Nature 404:601–604
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Reya T, Morrison SJ, Clarke MF, Weissman IL (2001) Stem cells, cancer, and cancer stem cells. Nature 414:105–111

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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Rajagopal R (2014) Sustainable Value Creation in the Fine and Speciality Chemicals Industry. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Schumacher R (2010) Fetal Radiology: A Diagnostic Atlas, 2nd Edition. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
A chapter in an edited book
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Schadendorf D, Kochs C, Livingstone E (2013) Treatment of Distant and Irresectable Metastatic Disease. In: Kochs C, Livingstone E (eds) Handbook of Cutaneous Melanoma: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer Healthcare Ltd., Tarporley, pp 79–104

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
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Taub B (2016) Calcium Supplements May Increase The Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Finds. In: IFLScience. Accessed 30 Oct 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 (1978) Federal Direction Needed for Educating Handicapped Children in State Schools. 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
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Pearson D (2014) A High-Level Fuzzy Logic Guidance System for an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Tasked to Perform an Autonomous Launch and Recovery (ALR) of an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic University

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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Schlossberg T, Schwartz J (2017) A Bumblebee Gets New Protection on Obama’s Way Out. New York Times A14

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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