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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Bourzac K (2015) Spiders: Web of intrigue. Nature 519:S4-6
A journal article with 2 authors
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Hyman SE, Fenton WS (2003) Medicine. What are the right targets for psychopharmacology? Science 299:350–351
A journal article with 3 authors
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Xie W, Wang H, Wu J (2014) Similar morphological and molecular signatures shared by female and male germline stem cells. Sci Rep 4:5580
A journal article with 5 or more authors
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Atabaki AH, Moazeni S, Pavanello F, et al (2018) Publisher Correction: Integrating photonics with silicon nanoelectronics for the next generation of systems on a chip. Nature 560:E4

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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Chartered Institute of Building (2016) Code of Practice for Programme Management in the Built Environment. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK
An edited book
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Yeluri R (2014) Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security: A Solutions view. Apress, Berkeley, CA
A chapter in an edited book
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von Dörnberg A (2007) The global phenomenon of “low cost” carrier growth. In: Conrady R, Buck M (eds) Trends and Issues in Global Tourism 2007. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 53–60

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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Carpineti A (2016) Peer-Reviewed Paper On EmDrive To Be Published In December. In: IFLScience. https://www.iflscience.com/technology/rumored-emdrive-paper-suggests-the-controversial-thruster-actually-works/. 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 (1994) Precollege Math and Science Education: Department of Energy’s Precollege Program Managed Ineffectively. 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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Reehal G (2012) Designing Low Power and High Performance Network-on-Chip Communication Architectures for Nanometer SoCs. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State 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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Walsh MW (2014) Detroit’s Plan to Profit on Its Water, by Selling to Its Neighbors, Looks Half Empty. New York Times A11

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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