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
Osborne, I. (2015). Light and Optics. Frontiers in light & optics. Introduction. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6234), 514–515.
A journal article with 2 authors
Conte, M. H., & Weber, J. C. (2002). Plant biomarkers in aerosols record isotopic discrimination of terrestrial photosynthesis. Nature, 417(6889), 639–641.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bajcsy, M., Zibrov, A. S., & Lukin, M. D. (2003). Stationary pulses of light in an atomic medium. Nature, 426(6967), 638–641.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Seitan, V. C., Hao, B., Tachibana-Konwalski, K., Lavagnolli, T., Mira-Bontenbal, H., Brown, K. E., … Merkenschlager, M. (2011). A role for cohesin in T-cell-receptor rearrangement and thymocyte differentiation. Nature, 476(7361), 467–471.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Barrett-Lennard, G. T. (2014). The Relationship Inventory. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Hui, P. (2015). Atlas of Intraoperative Frozen Section Diagnosis in Gynecologic Pathology. (N. Buza, Ed.) (1st ed. 2015). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Perello, M., & Raingo, J. (2014). Central Ghrelin Receptors and Food Intake. In J. Portelli & I. Smolders (Eds.), Central Functions of the Ghrelin Receptor (pp. 65–88). New York, NY: 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 Transportation Research Part F: Psychology and Behaviour.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2014, March 20). Tarantula Molting: Surprisingly Not Terrifying. Retrieved October 30, 2018, from


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. (1992). Aviation Research: Progress Has Been Made but Several Factors Will Affect Program Success (No. T-RCED-92-39). Washington, DC: 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
Reyes-Rodriguez, G. J. (2013). Nucleophilic additions to a para-benzyne derived from an enediyne: Exploring the non-radical reactivity of a diradical (Doctoral dissertation). University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA.

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
Grynbaum, M. M. (2017, June 6). MSNBC Surges to an Unfamiliar Spot: No. 1. New York Times, p. B3.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (McKnight, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Ashrafian, 2015; Sarewitz, 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Conte & Weber, 2002)
  • Three authors: (Bajcsy, Zibrov, & Lukin, 2003)
  • 6 or more authors: (Woodard et al., 2018)

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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