How to format your references using the Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics. 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
Doebley, John. 2006. “Plant Science. Unfallen Grains: How Ancient Farmers Turned Weeds into Crops.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 312 (5778): 1318–1319.
A journal article with 2 authors
Wang, Liming, and David J. Anderson. 2010. “Identification of an Aggression-Promoting Pheromone and Its Receptor Neurons in Drosophila.” Nature 463 (7278): 227–231.
A journal article with 3 authors
Chalancon, Guilhem, Kai Kruse, and M. Madan Babu. 2012. “Cell Biology. Reconfiguring Regulation.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 335 (6072): 1050–1051.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Xiao, Yi, Fernando Patolsky, Eugenii Katz, James F. Hainfeld, and Itamar Willner. 2003. “‘Plugging into Enzymes’: Nanowiring of Redox Enzymes by a Gold Nanoparticle.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 299 (5614): 1877–1881.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bernheim, Mary L. C. 2008. Ciba Foundation Symposium 39 - Monoamine Oxidase and Its Inhibition: Ciba/Monoamine. Novartis Foundation Symposia. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Król, Dariusz, Damien Fay, and Bogdan Gabryś, eds. 2015. Propagation Phenomena in Real World Networks. Vol. 85. Intelligent Systems Reference Library. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Borkar, Vivek S., Vladimir Ejov, Jerzy A. Filar, and Giang T. Nguyen. 2012. “Determinants.” In Hamiltonian Cycle Problem and Markov Chains, edited by Vladimir Ejov, Jerzy A. Filar, and Giang T. Nguyen, 69–89. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. New York, NY: 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 B: Transport Dynamics.

Blog post
Andrew, Danielle. 2016. “11 Common Traits Of Highly Intelligent People.” 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. 2010. Propane and Heating Oil: Federal Oversight of the Propane Education and Research Council and National Oilheat Research Alliance Should Be Strengthened. GAO-10-583. 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
Goshin, Lorie S. 2010. “Behavior Problems and Competence in Preschoolers Who Spent Their First One to Eighteen Months in a Prison Nursery Program.” Doctoral dissertation, New York, NY: Columbia 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
Ortved, John. 2017. “Stylish Like a Fox, And Back in the City.” New York Times, October 5.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Doebley 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Doebley 2006; Wang and Anderson 2010).

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

  • Two authors: (Wang and Anderson 2010)
  • Three authors: (Chalancon, Kruse, and Babu 2012)
  • 4 or more authors: (Xiao et al. 2003)

About the journal

Full journal titleTransportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics
ISSN (print)2168-0566
ISSN (online)2168-0582
Modelling and Simulation

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