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
Webster, M. (2007). A Cambrian peak in morphological variation within trilobite species. Science (New York, N.Y.), 317(5837), 499–502.
A journal article with 2 authors
Johnson, P. A., & Jia, X. (2005). Nonlinear dynamics, granular media and dynamic earthquake triggering. Nature, 437(7060), 871–874.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ice, G. E., Budai, J. D., & Pang, J. W. L. (2011). The race to x-ray microbeam and nanobeam science. Science (New York, N.Y.), 334(6060), 1234–1239.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Madin, J. S., Alroy, J., Aberhan, M., Fürsich, F. T., Kiessling, W., Kosnik, M. A., & Wagner, P. J. (2006). Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates. Science (New York, N.Y.), 312(5775), 897–900.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Glaser, R. (2015). Symmetry, Spectroscopy, and Crystallography. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
An edited book
Bartolo, B. D., & Collins, J. (Eds.). (2011). Biophotonics: Spectroscopy, Imaging, Sensing, and Manipulation. Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Blackwell, J., & Martin, J. (2011). Linguistic Points. In J. Martin (Ed.), A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing (pp. 63–76). 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. (2015, September 17). Physicists Plan To Put A Microbe In Two Places At Once. 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. (1988). Reports Issued in July 1988 (No. 136598). 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
Coyle, M. (2017). Pre-Service School Counselor’s Perception of Professional Identity Development During Internship [Doctoral dissertation]. George Washington 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
Mcgraw, G. (2016, October 20). Water, Water Nowhere. New York Times, A27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Webster, 2007).
This sentence cites two references (Johnson & Jia, 2005; Webster, 2007).

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

  • Two authors: (Johnson & Jia, 2005)
  • Three authors: (Ice et al., 2011)
  • 6 or more authors: (Madin et al., 2006)

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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