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
Parasnis, D. 2000. “Proteins and the Naked Truth about E-Commerce.” Nature 403 (6766): 129–130.
A journal article with 2 authors
Davis, Cabell S., and Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr. 2006. “Transatlantic Abundance of the N2-Fixing Colonial Cyanobacterium Trichodesmium.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 312 (5779): 1517–1520.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bailey, Scott, William K. Eliason, and Thomas A. Steitz. 2007. “Structure of Hexameric DnaB Helicase and Its Complex with a Domain of DnaG Primase.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (5849): 459–463.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Araki, Jun, Yuji Nishizawa, Tatsuo Nakamura, Tomoyuki Sato, Munekazu Naito, Naoyuki Hatayama, Shuichi Hirai, Kensuke Tashiro, and Isao Koshima. 2014. “Anorectal Autotransplantation in a Canine Model: The First Successful Report in the Short Term with the Non-Laparotomy Approach.” Scientific Reports 4 (September): 6312.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
van Gumster, Jason, and Robert Shimonski. 2010. GIMP Bible. Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
An edited book
Zavoral, Filip, Jason J. Jung, and Costin Badica, eds. 2014. Intelligent Distributed Computing VII: Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing - IDC 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2013. Vol. 511. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Luo, Minxia, and Huacan He. 2005. “A Propositional Calculus Formal Deductive System $\mathcal{L}^{U}$ of Universal Logic and Its Completeness.” In Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery: Second International Conference, FSKD 2005, Changsha, China, August 27-29, 2005, Proceedings, Part I, edited by Lipo Wang and Yaochu Jin, 31–41. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 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, Danielle. 2016. “Elon Musk Is About To Test The ‘Trickiest’ Part Of His Mars Spaceship — A Giant, Potentially Explosive Black Orb.” 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. 2007. Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2006. GAO-07-3SP. 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
Narang, Setika. 2013. “Use of Technology to Reduce the Occurrence of Medication Errors in a U.S. Hospital: A Project Report.” Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach.

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
St. John Kelly, Erin. 1993. “PLAYING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.” New York Times, December 12.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Parasnis 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Parasnis 2000; Davis and McGillicuddy 2006).

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

  • Two authors: (Davis and McGillicuddy 2006)
  • Three authors: (Bailey, Eliason, and Steitz 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Araki 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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