How to format your references using the Transportmetrica A: Transport Science citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transportmetrica A: Transport Science. 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
Smaglik, Paul. 2004. “Back to Life.” Nature 429 (6990): 483.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clementz, Mark T., and Jacob O. Sewall. 2011. “Latitudinal Gradients in Greenhouse Seawater δ(18) O: Evidence from Eocene Sirenian Tooth Enamel.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 332 (6028): 455–458.
A journal article with 3 authors
Nisbet, Euan G., Edward J. Dlugokencky, and Philippe Bousquet. 2014. “Atmospheric Science. Methane on the Rise--Again.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 343 (6170): 493–495.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Bachman, Eric S., Harveen Dhillon, Chen-Yu Zhang, Saverio Cinti, Antonio C. Bianco, Brian K. Kobilka, and Bradford B. Lowell. 2002. “BetaAR Signaling Required for Diet-Induced Thermogenesis and Obesity Resistance.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297 (5582): 843–845.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ahmad, S. Rafi, and Michael Cartwright. 2014. Laser Ignition of Energetic Materials. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Müllertz, Anette, Yvonne Perrie, and Thomas Rades, eds. 2016. Analytical Techniques in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Advances in Delivery Science and Technology. New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Strojin, Gregor. 2014. “Functional Simplification Through Holistic Design: The COVL Case in Slovenia.” In The Circulation of Agency in E-Justice: Interoperability and Infrastructures for European Transborder Judicial Proceedings, edited by Francesco Contini and Giovan Francesco Lanzara, 109–136. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.

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 Transportmetrica A: Transport Science.

Blog post
Andrews, Robin. 2017. “NASA Captures Image Of Winter Storm Blanketing Northeastern US.” 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. 1984. GAO Evaluation of Report by Technassociates, Inc., on the Evaluation of Written Products Delivered by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. HRD-84-79. 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
Nelson, Paul Thelin. 2008. “Sound as a Gateway to a Personal Relationship with Nature.” Doctoral dissertation, Carpinteria, CA: Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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
Rothenberg, Ben. 2017. “For 239th-Ranked Player, Faith in Qualifying Pays Off.” New York Times, January 14.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Smaglik 2004; Clementz and Sewall 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Clementz and Sewall 2011)
  • Three authors: (Nisbet, Dlugokencky, and Bousquet 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Bachman et al. 2002)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransportmetrica A: Transport Science
ISSN (print)2324-9935
ISSN (online)2324-9943
ScopeGeneral Engineering

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