How to format your references using the Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour. 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
Smetacek, V. (2002). Balance: mind-grasping gravity. Nature, 415(6871), 481.
A journal article with 2 authors
Liston, C., & Kagan, J. (2002). Brain development: memory enhancement in early childhood. Nature, 419(6910), 896.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ma, H., Aihara, K., & Chen, L. (2014). Detecting causality from nonlinear dynamics with short-term time series. Scientific Reports, 4, 7464.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Dyall, S. D., Yan, W., Delgadillo-Correa, M. G., Lunceford, A., Loo, J. A., Clarke, C. F., & Johnson, P. J. (2004). Non-mitochondrial complex I proteins in a hydrogenosomal oxidoreductase complex. Nature, 431(7012), 1103–1107.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Rosier, J. A., Martens, M. A., & Thomas, J. R. (2014). Global New Drug Development. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Menze, B., Langs, G., Montillo, A., Kelm, M., Müller, H., Zhang, S., Cai, W., & Metaxas, D. (Eds.). (2016). Medical Computer Vision: Algorithms for Big Data: International Workshop, MCV 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, October 9, 2015, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 9601). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Pasquinelli, C. (2015). Network Brand and Branding: A Co-opetitive Approach to Local and Regional Development. In S. Zenker & B. P. Jacobsen (Eds.), Inter-Regional Place Branding: Best Practices, Challenges and Solutions (pp. 39–49). Springer International Publishing.

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 F: Psychology and Behaviour.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 16). Thanks To The Magnus Effect, This Basketball Does Something Pretty Weird When Dropped. 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. (2013). NextGen Air Transportation System: FAA Has Made Some Progress in Midterm Implementation, but Ongoing Challenges Limit Expected Benefits (GAO-13-264). 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
Hutsell, J. D. (2009). School board members’ perception on their roles and responsibilities in developing policy that affects student achievement [Doctoral dissertation]. Lindenwood 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
LaFORGIA, M. (2017, October 9). Delaying Repairs on Decrepit Tracks. New York Times, A1.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smetacek, 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Liston & Kagan, 2002; Smetacek, 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Liston & Kagan, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Ma et al., 2014)
  • 6 or more authors: (Dyall et al., 2004)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour
AbbreviationTransp. Res. Part F Traffic Psychol. Behav.
ISSN (print)1369-8478
ScopeAutomotive Engineering
Applied Psychology

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