How to format your references using the Transport Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transport Reviews. 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
Check Hayden, E. (2014). The automated lab. Nature, 516(7529), 131–132.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pandolfi, J. M., & Lovelock, C. E. (2014). Ecology. Novelty trumps loss in global biodiversity. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6181), 266–267.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pelechano, V., Wei, W., & Steinmetz, L. M. (2013). Extensive transcriptional heterogeneity revealed by isoform profiling. Nature, 497(7447), 127–131.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Aurbach, D., Lu, Z., Schechter, A., Gofer, Y., Gizbar, H., Turgeman, R., Cohen, Y., Moshkovich, M., & Levi, E. (2000). Prototype systems for rechargeable magnesium batteries. Nature, 407(6805), 724–727.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Mohos, F. Á. (2017). Confectionery and Chocolate Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Gris, M., & Yang, G. (Eds.). (2012). Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services: Second International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2010, Santa Clara, CA, USA, October 25-28, 2010, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 76). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Besana, P., & Robertson, D. (2007). How Service Choreography Statistics Reduce the Ontology Mapping Problem. In K. Aberer, K.-S. Choi, N. Noy, D. Allemang, K.-I. Lee, L. Nixon, J. Golbeck, P. Mika, D. Maynard, R. Mizoguchi, G. Schreiber, & P. Cudré-Mauroux (Eds.), The Semantic Web: 6th International Semantic Web Conference, 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2007 + ASWC 2007, Busan, Korea, November 11-15, 2007. Proceedings (pp. 44–57). Springer.

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 Transport Reviews.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, June 4). How Do You Get To Mars In Half The Time? IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2005). Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites: Technical Problems, Cost Increases, and Schedule Delays Trigger Need for Difficult Trade-off Decisions (GAO-06-249T). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Pockross, A. F. (2010). Campbell, Turner and dog training in Adam Freeman Pockross’s “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge” [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
Daoud, K. (2017, April 21). The French Disconnection. New York Times, A27.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Check Hayden, 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Check Hayden, 2014; Pandolfi & Lovelock, 2014).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Pandolfi & Lovelock, 2014)
  • Three authors: (Pelechano et al., 2013)
  • 6 or more authors: (Aurbach et al., 2000)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransport Reviews
AbbreviationTransp. Rev.
ISSN (print)0144-1647
ISSN (online)1464-5327

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