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
Putterman, L. (2010). Behavior. Cooperation and punishment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328(5978), 578–579.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shields, G. A., & Kasting, J. F. (2007). Palaeoclimatology: evidence for hot early oceans? Nature, 447(7140), E1; discussion E1-2.
A journal article with 3 authors
Falck, J., Coates, J., & Jackson, S. P. (2005). Conserved modes of recruitment of ATM, ATR and DNA-PKcs to sites of DNA damage. Nature, 434(7033), 605–611.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Liao, S.-H., Jhuo, H.-J., Yeh, P.-N., Cheng, Y.-S., Li, Y.-L., Lee, Y.-H., … Chen, S.-A. (2014). Single junction inverted polymer solar cell reaching power conversion efficiency 10.31% by employing dual-doped zinc oxide nano-film as cathode interlayer. Scientific Reports, 4, 6813.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Grose, M. (2016). Construction Law in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Jajodia, S., Kant, K., Samarati, P., Singhal, A., Swarup, V., & Wang, C. (Eds.). (2014). Secure Cloud Computing. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Peterson, C. J., Cannon, J. B., & Godfrey, C. M. (2016). First Steps Toward Defining the Wind Disturbance Regime in Central Hardwoods Forests. In C. H. Greenberg & B. S. Collins (Eds.), Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation: Type, Frequency, Severity, and Post-disturbance Structure in Central Hardwood Forests USA (pp. 89–122). Cham: 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
Hale, T. (2016, May 23). Tortoise Receives A 3D-Printed Shell After It Was Burnt In A Forest Fire. 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. (1999). NATO: Progress Toward More Mobile and Deployable Forces (No. NSIAD-99-229). 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
Ahlert, D. (2015). Application of Graph Theoretic Clustering on Some Biomedical Data Sets (Doctoral dissertation). Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

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
Kanter, J., & Castle, S. (2016, October 20). ‘Brexit,’ Migration, Trade: The E.U.’s List of Crises Keeps Growing. New York Times, p. A6.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Putterman, 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Putterman, 2010; Shields & Kasting, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Shields & Kasting, 2007)
  • Three authors: (Falck, Coates, & Jackson, 2005)
  • 6 or more authors: (Liao et al., 2014)

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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