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
Kysar, Douglas. 2011. “Supreme Court Ruling Is Good, Bad and Ugly.” Nature 474 (7352): 421.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rosenfeld, D., and W. L. Woodley. 2000. “Deep Convective Clouds with Sustained Supercooled Liquid Water down to -37.5 Degrees C.” Nature 405 (6785): 440–442.
A journal article with 3 authors
Gur, Ilan, Karma Sawyer, and Ravi Prasher. 2012. “Engineering. Searching for a Better Thermal Battery.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 335 (6075): 1454–1455.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Head, James W., John F. Mustard, Mikhail A. Kreslavsky, Ralph E. Milliken, and David R. Marchant. 2003. “Recent Ice Ages on Mars.” Nature 426 (6968): 797–802.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chakrabarty, Prosanta. 2012. A Guide to Academia. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
An edited book
Sheen, Erica, and Isabel Karremann, eds. 2016. Shakespeare in Cold War Europe: Conflict, Commemoration, Celebration. Global Shakespeares. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK.
A chapter in an edited book
Li, Yue, and Tao Li. 2005. “Bioinformatics on Embedded Systems: A Case Study of Computational Biology Applications on VLIW Architecture.” In Embedded Software and Systems: Second International Conference, ICESS 2005, Xi’an, China, December 16-18, 2005. Proceedings, edited by Laurence T. Yang, Xingshe Zhou, Wei Zhao, Zhaohui Wu, Yian Zhu, and Man Lin, 16–29. 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 B: Transport Dynamics.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. 2015. “Mars Is The Next Step For Humanity – We Must Take It.” 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. 2002. Highway Financing: Factors Affecting Highway Trust Fund Revenues. GAO-02-667T. 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
Mayo, Julio. 2010. “Rates and Factors Associated with Child Maltreatment Recurrence for Children from Birth to 5 Years of Age in Ventura County.” 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
Billard, Mary. 2010. “At J. Crew’s Bridal Store, a Parisian Air.” New York Times, May 27.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Kysar 2011).
This sentence cites two references (Kysar 2011; Rosenfeld and Woodley 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Rosenfeld and Woodley 2000)
  • Three authors: (Gur, Sawyer, and Prasher 2012)
  • 4 or more authors: (Head 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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