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
Barbier, Edward. 2012. “Sustainability: Tax ‘societal Ills’ to Save the Planet.” Nature 483 (7387): 30.
A journal article with 2 authors
Baum, Jake, and Alan F. Cowman. 2011. “Biochemistry. Revealing a Parasite’s Invasive Trick.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 333 (6041): 410–411.
A journal article with 3 authors
Kumarevel, Thirumananseri, Hiroshi Mizuno, and Penmetcha K. R. Kumar. 2005. “Structural Basis of HutP-Mediated Anti-Termination and Roles of the Mg2+ Ion and L-Histidine Ligand.” Nature 434 (7030): 183–191.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Scheid, Johannes F., Hugo Mouquet, Beatrix Ueberheide, Ron Diskin, Florian Klein, Thiago Y. K. Oliveira, John Pietzsch, et al. 2011. “Sequence and Structural Convergence of Broad and Potent HIV Antibodies That Mimic CD4 Binding.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 333 (6049): 1633–1637.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bersuker, Isaac B. 2010. Electronic Structure and Properties of Transition Metal Compounds. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bacardit, Jaume, Ester Bernadó-Mansilla, Martin V. Butz, Tim Kovacs, Xavier Llorà, and Keiki Takadama, eds. 2008. Learning Classifier Systems: 10th International Workshop, IWLCS 2006, Seattle, MA, USA, July 8, 2006 and 11th International Workshop, IWLCS 2007, London, UK, July 8, 2007, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 4998. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Gupta, Anurag, and Amin Al-Ahmad. 2011. “Case 5.” In Cardiac Electrophysiology: Clinical Case Review, edited by Andrea Natale, Amin Al-Ahmad, Paul J. Wang, and John DiMarco, 19–21. London: 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
Carpineti, Alfredo. 2016. “The Milky Way’s Halo Spins With The Galaxy.” 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. 1992. Federal Research: Small Business Innovation Research Program Shows Success But Can Be Strengthened. T-RCED-92-32. 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
McGaughey, Kathryn M. 2017. “Textural Juxtaposition: Representing the Natural and the Human in Elements.” 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
Vecsey, George. 2014. “An Alluring Summer Song, Echoed Through Eight World Cups.” New York Times, May 10.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barbier 2012).
This sentence cites two references (Barbier 2012; Baum and Cowman 2011).

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

  • Two authors: (Baum and Cowman 2011)
  • Three authors: (Kumarevel, Mizuno, and Kumar 2005)
  • 4 or more authors: (Scheid et al. 2011)

About the journal

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

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