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
Woollings, Tim. 2011. “Atmospheric Science. Ocean Effects of Blocking.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 334 (6056): 612–613.
A journal article with 2 authors
Barthelme, Dominik, and Robert T. Sauer. 2012. “Identification of the Cdc48•20S Proteasome as an Ancient AAA+ Proteolytic Machine.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 337 (6096): 843–846.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sharp, D. J., G. C. Rogers, and J. M. Scholey. 2000. “Microtubule Motors in Mitosis.” Nature 407 (6800): 41–47.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Marión, Rosa M., Katerina Strati, Han Li, Matilde Murga, Raquel Blanco, Sagrario Ortega, Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, Manuel Serrano, and Maria A. Blasco. 2009. “A P53-Mediated DNA Damage Response Limits Reprogramming to Ensure IPS Cell Genomic Integrity.” Nature 460 (7259): 1149–1153.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Matthews, Gary G. 2002. Cellular Physiology of Nerve and Muscle. Malden, MA USA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Iwamura, Masakazu, and Faisal Shafait, eds. 2012. Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition: 4th International Workshop, CBDAR 2011, Beijing, China, September 22, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 7139. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Krauss, Werner. 2015. “Anthropology in the Anthropocene: Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Interdisciplinary Research.” In Grounding Global Climate Change: Contributions from the Social and Cultural Sciences, edited by Heike Greschke and Julia Tischler, 59–76. 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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “This Is The Submarine NASA’s Wants To Use To Explore Titan.” 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. 2016. Aviation Safety: FAA’s Risk-Based Oversight for Repair Stations Could Benefit from Additional Airline Data and Performance Metrics [Reissued on September 2, 2016]. GAO-16-679. 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
Tornes, Ivan Edward. 2006. “Topics in the Physics of Underdamped Josephson Systems.” Doctoral dissertation, Columbus, OH: Ohio State 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
Patterson, Mary J. O. 2015. “A Quiet Outpost Beyond the Tunnel.” New York Times, August 2.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Woollings 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Woollings 2011; Barthelme and Sauer 2012).

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

  • Two authors: (Barthelme and Sauer 2012)
  • Three authors: (Sharp, Rogers, and Scholey 2000)
  • 4 or more authors: (Marión et al. 2009)

About the journal

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

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