How to format your references using the Transportation Geotechnics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transportation Geotechnics. 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
[1]
Benner SA. Chemistry. Redesigning genetics. Science 2004;306:625–6.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Saviane C, Silver RA. Fast vesicle reloading and a large pool sustain high bandwidth transmission at a central synapse. Nature 2006;439:983–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Bahmani B, Bacon D, Anvari B. Erythrocyte-derived photo-theranostic agents: hybrid nano-vesicles containing indocyanine green for near infrared imaging and therapeutic applications. Sci Rep 2013;3:2180.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
[1]
Zaller JG, Heigl F, Ruess L, Grabmaier A. Glyphosate herbicide affects belowground interactions between earthworms and symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi in a model ecosystem. Sci Rep 2014;4:5634.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
[1]
Cox DA. Galois Theory. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2004.
An edited book
[1]
Srinivas TR, Shoskes DA, editors. Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation: A Practical Guide. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
Viskari L, Sha G, Ringer SP. Towards new aluminium alloys through advances in atom probe microscopy. In: Weiland H, Rollett AD, Cassada WA, editors. ICAA13 Pittsburgh: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Aluminum Alloys, Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2016, p. 29–30.

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 Transportation Geotechnics.

Blog post
[1]
Andrew E. Joy To The World: An Ode To Outer Space At Christmas. IFLScience 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/space/joy-world-ode-outer-space-christmas/ (accessed October 30, 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
[1]
Government Accountability Office. Comments on H.R. 6228. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1980.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Janowiecki S. The evolutionary status of high and extremely low surface brightness dwarf galaxies. Doctoral dissertation. Indiana University, 2015.

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
[1]
Kishkovsky S. Judges Catch Up, With Some Cramming. New York Times 2002:A6.

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 titleTransportation Geotechnics
ISSN (print)2214-3912
ScopeGeotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Civil and Structural Engineering
Transportation

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