How to format your references using the Transportation Research Part D citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transportation Research Part D. 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
Berkley, S., 2015. Share the risks of Ebola vaccine development. Nature 519, 263.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rauschenberger, R., Yantis, S., 2001. Masking unveils pre-amodal completion representation in visual search. Nature 410, 369–372.
A journal article with 3 authors
Meyer zu Heringdorf, F.J., Reuter, M.C., Tromp, R.M., 2001. Growth dynamics of pentacene thin films. Nature 412, 517–520.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Mikkola, I., Heavey, B., Horcher, M., Busslinger, M., 2002. Reversion of B cell commitment upon loss of Pax5 expression. Science 297, 110–113.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Tagliamonte, S.A., 2015. Making Waves. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Zeng, D., Gotham, I., Komatsu, K., Lynch, C., Thurmond, M., Madigan, D., Lober, B., Kvach, J., Chen, H. (Eds.), 2007. Intelligence and Security Informatics: Biosurveillance: Second NSF Workshop, BioSurveillance 2007, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, May 22, 2007. Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Bonefeld, C.M., Nielsen, M.M., Geisler, C., 2014. Immune Activity and Vitamin D, in: Thyssen, J.P., Maibach, H.I. (Eds.), Filaggrin: Basic Science, Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects and Management. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 37–47.

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 Research Part D.

Blog post
Andrew, E., 2014. Climate Change and Pollution Threaten Future Food Supplies [WWW Document]. IFLScience. URL (accessed 10.30.18).

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
Government Accountability Office, 2009. Federal Research: NASA Should Better Inform Researchers about How to Appeal Dissemination Decisions (No. GAO-10-200). 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
Charpentier, D.T., 2017. Why Dey Talk Like Dat?: A Study of the Status of Cajun English as a Dialect or an Accent (Doctoral dissertation). University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
Kolomatsky, M., 2017. The Most Popular During April. New York Times RE2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Berkley, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Berkley, 2015; Rauschenberger and Yantis, 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Rauschenberger and Yantis, 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Mikkola et al., 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransportation Research Part D
AbbreviationTransp. Res. D Transp. Environ.
ISSN (print)1361-9209
ScopeGeneral Environmental Science
Transportation

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