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
Marx, Vivien. 2014. “Cell Communication: Stop the Microbial Chatter.” Nature 511 (7510): 493–497.
A journal article with 2 authors
Reddy, M. M., and P. M. Quinton. 2003. “Control of Dynamic CFTR Selectivity by Glutamate and ATP in Epithelial Cells.” Nature 423 (6941): 756–760.
A journal article with 3 authors
Liu, Qing-Song, Lu Pu, and Mu-Ming Poo. 2005. “Repeated Cocaine Exposure in Vivo Facilitates LTP Induction in Midbrain Dopamine Neurons.” Nature 437 (7061): 1027–1031.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Silva, Tiago A. G., Erico Teixeira-Neto, Núria López, and Liane M. Rossi. 2014. “Volcano-like Behavior of Au-Pd Core-Shell Nanoparticles in the Selective Oxidation of Alcohols.” Scientific Reports 4 (July): 5766.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Benslama, Malek, Hadj Batatia, and Abderraouf Messai. 2016. Transitions from Digital Communications to Quantum Communications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
van Houtum, Geert-Jan. 2015. Spare Parts Inventory Control under System Availability Constraints. Edited by Bram Kranenburg. Vol. 227. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. Boston, MA: Springer US.
A chapter in an edited book
Falampin, Jérôme, Hung Le-Dang, Michael Leuschel, Mikael Mokrani, and Daniel Plagge. 2013. “Improving Railway Data Validation with ProB.” In Industrial Deployment of System Engineering Methods, edited by Alexander Romanovsky and Martyn Thomas, 27–43. 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
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “World First: Scientists Modify The Genomes Of Human Embryos.” 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. 1991. Transportation Infrastructure: Issues for Congressional Consideration During Reauthorization of Surface Transportation Programs. T-RCED-91-56. 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
Irving, Antionette V. 2017. “Occupational Stress and Law Enforcement Officer Significant Relationships.” Doctoral dissertation, Scottsdale, AZ: Northcentral 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
Rothenberg, Ben. 2017. “An American Teenager Who Lives for Big Moments Produces One.” New York Times, May 31.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Marx 2014).
This sentence cites two references (Marx 2014; Reddy and Quinton 2003).

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

  • Two authors: (Reddy and Quinton 2003)
  • Three authors: (Liu, Pu, and Poo 2005)
  • 4 or more authors: (Silva et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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