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
Vermeij, G. (2015). EVOLUTION. How Victoria’s fishes were knocked from their perch. Science (New York, N.Y.), 350(6264), 1038.
A journal article with 2 authors
Brockes, J. P., & Kumar, A. (2005). Appendage regeneration in adult vertebrates and implications for regenerative medicine. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5756), 1919–1923.
A journal article with 3 authors
McKee, R. A., Walker, F. J., & Chisholm, M. F. (2001). Physical structure and inversion charge at a semiconductor interface with a crystalline oxide. Science (New York, N.Y.), 293(5529), 468–471.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Wacey, D., Saunders, M., Roberts, M., Menon, S., Green, L., Kong, C., Culwick, T., Strother, P., & Brasier, M. D. (2014). Enhanced cellular preservation by clay minerals in 1 billion-year-old lakes. Scientific Reports, 4, 5841.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sinzinger, S., & Jahns, J. (2005). Microoptics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Frachtenberg, E., & Schwiegelshohn, U. (Eds.). (2009). Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing: 14th International Workshop, JSSPP 2009, Rome, Italy, May 29, 2009. Revised Papers (Vol. 5798). Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Skevik, K.-A., Goebel, V., & Plagemann, T. (2008). Design, Prototype, and Evaluation of a Network Monitoring Library. In C. Rong, M. G. Jaatun, F. E. Sandnes, L. T. Yang, & J. Ma (Eds.), Autonomic and Trusted Computing: 5th International Conference, ATC 2008, Oslo, Norway, June 23-25, 2008 Proceedings (pp. 21–35). 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
Hale, T. (2016, July 13). People Have Already Figured Out How To Cheat At Pokémon GO. 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. (1996). D.C. Emergency Highway Relief Act (RCED-96-196R). 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
Eldanaf, R. G. (2012). Angry Cherub [Doctoral dissertation]. California State University, Long Beach.

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
Hodara, S. (2015, May 10). Seven Museums, Each Offering a Deadly Sin. New York Times, WE9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Vermeij, 2015).
This sentence cites two references (Brockes & Kumar, 2005; Vermeij, 2015).

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

  • Two authors: (Brockes & Kumar, 2005)
  • Three authors: (McKee et al., 2001)
  • 6 or more authors: (Wacey 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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