World Conference on Transport Research Society

WCTRS Publications

The WCRTS, in partnership with Elsevier, publish two journals, Transport Policy and Case Studies in Transport Research, and a Transportation Book Series.

Transport Policy

An international refereed journal aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice in transport. The journal covers the entire transport sector including all modes, and provides independent, original and rigorous analysis to understand policy decisions, monitor their effects, and suggest how they may be improved. Transport Policy Guide for Authors.

Case Studies in Transport Research 

Provides a repository of case studies and empirical material to support teaching, executive training and the illustration of potential measures and interventions in the area of transport policy. Case Studies in Transport Research Guide for Authors.

The WCTRS/Elsevier Transportation Book Series 

is a co-branded series of books covering the latest research in transportation planning, policy, management, engineering, economics and sustainability. Books in the series take multidisciplinary, multimodal and multisector approaches to these topics, leading the way in bridging transportation research and practice.

More information can be found on the Book Series webpage in the drop-downs on the right.

Prospective authors should note that only WCTRS Members are eligible to publish books in this series.

WCTRS Members receive free on-line subscriptions to Transport Policy and Case Studies on Transport Policy unless they advise the Secretariat that they do not wish to receive them.

WCTRS and Elsevier Transportation Book Series

The series is a co-branded Transportation partnership book Series between WCTRS and Elsevier. The Series will publish books that focus on the latest research in emerging issues and opportunities in transportation planning, engineering, policy, management, economics and sustainability. Books will take multidisciplinary, multimodal and multisector approaches to the topics, leading the way in bridging the gap between transportation research and practice.

The Series will publish edited collections, sole authored or co-authored books by WCTRS members and SIG members.

While any member of the WCTRS can publish a book in this series, book proposals must be submitted by a World Conference Topic Area Manager or Session Track Organiser, or by a Special Interest Group Chair. Any prospective authors should therefore contact the relevant individual in their research area in the first instance.

Following an agreement from the relevant individual, they will then submit the proposal to Füsun Ülengin, the Chair of the WCTRS Editorial Board. If the Editorial Board approves the proposal, it will be submitted to Elsevier for consideration. If Elsevier considers the proposed book to fit with their Transportation program, then it will undergo a referee process and, if the reviews are favourable, will enter into an agreement directly with the author/editor. From the submission to Elsevier, the review and acceptance period is usually around 1 month.

Book Series Proposal Guidelines

Once the book proposal is approved, Elsevier will manage the writing and development of the manuscript. Elsevier is responsible for all costs of production and distribution of the Books and all aspects of promotion, production and distribution of the Books, including title, pricing, and advertising of the books, and cover design. Books will be published in print and electronic formats, and the cover will state that the publication is a joint effort between WCTRS and Elsevier.

Once the manuscript is completed, Elsevier will publish the book within 6 months. Elsevier will be responsible for fulfilment of all orders sold directly by Elsevier, and books will be hosted on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect. All books will be submitted for indexing in Scopus.

Elsevier will pay the individual lead author a net royalty of 10% on sales on each title. Elsevier will also pay WCTRS a net royalty of 5% on sales of each title.

Elsevier will give each lead author 3 print copies and 1 electronic copy of each book and each contributor  1 electronic copy of each book, free of charge and for personal use, not resale.

Füsun Ülengin, Chair of the WCTRS Editorial Board – to submit proposals

Katy Eryilmaz, Elsevier Senior Acquisitions Editor, Transportation-Books- to contact Elsevier about the book series

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