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
Morgenstern, Markus. 2010. “Physics. STM Ready for the Time Domain.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 329 (5999): 1609–1610.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hijri, Mohamed, and Ian R. Sanders. 2005. “Low Gene Copy Number Shows That Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Inherit Genetically Different Nuclei.” Nature 433 (7022): 160–163.
A journal article with 3 authors
van den Ent, F., L. A. Amos, and J. Löwe. 2001. “Prokaryotic Origin of the Actin Cytoskeleton.” Nature 413 (6851): 39–44.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Bennie, Jonathan, Thomas W. Davies, James P. Duffy, Richard Inger, and Kevin J. Gaston. 2014. “Contrasting Trends in Light Pollution across Europe Based on Satellite Observed Night Time Lights.” Scientific Reports 4 (January): 3789.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Krysinski, Tomasz, and François Malburet. 2013. Mechanical Instability. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Seidl, Helmut. 2012. Compiler Design: Analysis and Transformation. Edited by Reinhard Wilhelm and Sebastian Hack. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Grangier, David, Florent Monay, and Samy Bengio. 2007. “Learning to Retrieve Images from Text Queries with a Discriminative Model.” In Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval: User, Context, and Feedback: 4th International Workshop, AMR 2006, Geneva, Switzerland, July 27-28, 2006, Revised Selected Papers, edited by Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, Eric Bruno, Andreas Nürnberger, and Marcin Detyniecki, 42–56. 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
Hamilton, Kristy. 2016. “City Center Seagulls Could Help Plan Drone Flight Paths.” 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. Special Education: Grant Programs Designed to Serve Children Ages 0-5. GAO-02-394. 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
Parhad, Ashutosh. 2015. “Energy Scavenging Using Piezoelectric Sensors to Power in Pavement Intelligent Vehicle Detection Systems.” 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
Murphy, Mary J. O. 2016. “20 Years Ago: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Was Reborn on TV.” New York Times, January 8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Morgenstern 2010).
This sentence cites two references (Morgenstern 2010; Hijri and Sanders 2005).

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

  • Two authors: (Hijri and Sanders 2005)
  • Three authors: (van den Ent, Amos, and Löwe 2001)
  • 4 or more authors: (Bennie et al. 2014)

About the journal

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

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