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
Barinaga, M. 2000. “SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY: Look Before You Leap.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 289 (5487): 2028.
A journal article with 2 authors
Trimble, S. W., and P. Crosson. 2000. “LAND USE: U.S. Soil Erosion Rates--Myth and Reality.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 289 (5477): 248–250.
A journal article with 3 authors
Liljeroth, Peter, Jascha Repp, and Gerhard Meyer. 2007. “Current-Induced Hydrogen Tautomerization and Conductance Switching of Naphthalocyanine Molecules.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 317 (5842): 1203–1206.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Lieberman, Erez, Jean-Baptiste Michel, Joe Jackson, Tina Tang, and Martin A. Nowak. 2007. “Quantifying the Evolutionary Dynamics of Language.” Nature 449 (7163): 713–716.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Clark, Marie. 2006. Understanding Diabetes. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Rebennack, Steffen, Panos M. Pardalos, Mario V. F. Pereira, and Niko A. Iliadis, eds. 2010. Handbook of Power Systems II. Energy Systems. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Langston, William John, Hiroya Harino, and Nicholas Dingle Pope. 2009. “Behaviour of Organotins in the Coastal Environment.” In Ecotoxicology of Antifouling Biocides, edited by Takaomi Arai, Hiroya Harino, Madoka Ohji, and William John Langston, 75–94. Tokyo: Springer Japan.

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. 2014. “New Species Of Tardigrade Discovered In Antarctica.” 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. 2015. Indian Affairs: Further Actions on GAO Recommendations Needed to Address Systemic Management Challenges with Indian Education. GAO-15-597T. 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
Abraham, Chacko. 2017. “How Are Nonresident African American Fathers Involved in Their Children’s Academic Success?” Doctoral dissertation, Washington, DC: George Washington 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
Walsh, Mary Williams, and Danny Hakim. 2012. “Public Pensions Faulted for Bets On Rosy Returns.” New York Times, May 28.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Barinaga 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Barinaga 2000; Trimble and Crosson 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Trimble and Crosson 2000)
  • Three authors: (Liljeroth, Repp, and Meyer 2007)
  • 4 or more authors: (Lieberman et al. 2007)

About the journal

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

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