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
Johns, A. 2001. “The Birth of Scientific Reading.” Nature 409 (6818): 287.
A journal article with 2 authors
Taberlet, Pierre, and Rachid Cheddadi. 2002. “Ecology. Quaternary Refugia and Persistence of Biodiversity.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 297 (5589): 2009–2010.
A journal article with 3 authors
Ghaffari, H. O., M. H. B. Nasseri, and R. Paul Young. 2014. “Faulting of Rocks in a Three-Dimensional Stress Field by Micro-Anticracks.” Scientific Reports 4 (May): 5011.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Kanemura, Hoshimi, Masahiro J. Go, Naoki Nishishita, Noriko Sakai, Hiroyuki Kamao, Yoji Sato, Masayo Takahashi, and Shin Kawamata. 2013. “Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor Secreted from Retinal Pigment Epithelium Facilitates Apoptotic Cell Death of IPSC.” Scientific Reports 3: 2334.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lyatkher, Victor M. 2015. Seismic Loads. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Knuuttila, Simo, and Pekka Kärkkäinen, eds. 2008. Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy. Vol. 6. Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.
A chapter in an edited book
Swamee, P. K., and B. R. Chahar. 2015. “Design for Minimum Flow Area.” In Design of Canals, edited by B. R. Chahar, 79–88. Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering. New Delhi: Springer India.

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
Andrews, Robin. 2016. “$1 Trillion Of Oil Has Just Been Found Beneath Texas.” 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. 1990. UMTA Project Oversight and Mass Transit Issues. T-RCED-90-102. 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
Moro, Jessica M. 2017. “School Improvement Grants at Work: A Study of Urban, Public New England Schools.” Doctoral dissertation, Malibu, CA: Pepperdine 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
Leland, Written by John. 2017. “Silence Is Golden.” New York Times, August 23.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Johns 2001).
This sentence cites two references (Johns 2001; Taberlet and Cheddadi 2002).

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

  • Two authors: (Taberlet and Cheddadi 2002)
  • Three authors: (Ghaffari, Nasseri, and Young 2014)
  • 4 or more authors: (Kanemura et al. 2013)

About the journal

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

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