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
Zaanen, Jan. 2014. “High-Temperature Superconductivity: Electron Mirages in an Iron Salt.” Nature 515 (7526): 205–206.
A journal article with 2 authors
Michaels, David, and Wendy Wagner. 2003. “Science and Government. Disclosure in Regulatory Science.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 302 (5653): 2073.
A journal article with 3 authors
Lee, Jian-Yuan, Chuyang Y. Tang, and Fengwei Huo. 2014. “Fabrication of Porous Matrix Membrane (PMM) Using Metal-Organic Framework as Green Template for Water Treatment.” Scientific Reports 4 (January): 3740.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kajiwara, Y., K. Harii, S. Takahashi, J. Ohe, K. Uchida, M. Mizuguchi, H. Umezawa, et al. 2010. “Transmission of Electrical Signals by Spin-Wave Interconversion in a Magnetic Insulator.” Nature 464 (7286): 262–266.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Esmailzadeh, Riaz. 2016. Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Lourenço, João M., and Eitan Farchi, eds. 2013. Multicore Software Engineering, Performance, and Tools: International Conference, MUSEPAT 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia, August 19-20, 2013. Proceedings. Vol. 8063. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kress, Bodo. 2009. “Neurolues.” In Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain, edited by Stefan Hähnel, 71–74. Medical Radiology. Berlin, Heidelberg: 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 Transportmetrica A: Transport Science.

Blog post
Andrews, Robin. 2016. “Study Reveals Bite Strength Of Stegosaurus Was Similar To A Cow.” 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. 1973. Educational Laboratory and Research and Development Center Programs Need To Be Strengthened. B-164031(1). 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
Fisher, Evan. 2012. “Suffering God.” 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
Feeney, Kelly. 2008. “Finding Farms To Share In.” New York Times, August 24.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Zaanen 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Zaanen 2014; Michaels and Wagner 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Michaels and Wagner 2003)
  • Three authors: (Lee, Tang, and Huo 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Kajiwara et al. 2010)

About the journal

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

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