High Quality Journals

Tranportation brandingWelcome to the Transportation section of the Elsevier website.

By delivering first class information and innovative tools, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research need of educators, researchers and students worldwide. We are proud to play an integral part within the academic community and to participate in the advancement of this field.

All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect, the essential information resource for over 14 million researchers worldwide.

For full aims and scope, to submit your articles or subscribe, visit the journal homepages.

Latest Impact Factors

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The latest Impact Factor figures for Elsevier's transportation journals were released in June 2015. Elsevier journals occupy 9 of the Top 20 positions in the Operations Research & Management Science category, including 5 of the Top 10.

To view the latest Impact Factors, plus other quality metrics, visit the journal homepages.

* Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, 2015

Open Access Options

Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.

We are committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders. We are continually on the road meeting the community, participating in discussions and establishing partnerships which will help support increase access to research. Read more about our institutional and funding body agreements.

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Read the research behind the news
Recent research, published open access in Journal of Transport & Health, made UK news headlines: Female cyclists bear brunt of bad driving and harassment, study finds.

Rachel Aldred, co-author of the study, has kindly let us to reproduce her accompanying blog post Why cycling in the UK is so scary.

Read the research behind the news here.

Does your research on transportation in China focus on climate change and sustainability?
Submit it to a special issue of Research in Transportation Economics by 15 April, 2015.

Announcing the winner of the Facebook photo contest

Editorial transition for Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Online submission now live for Travel Behaviour & Society

Editorial transition for Accident Analysis & Prevention

Road Safety Research Virtual Special Issue

Read quality road safety research in this virtual special issue, introduced by the editor of Accident Analysis & Prevention.

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Audio Slides – A free service to authors

These are brief, webcast-style presentations based on slides and audio that are shown next to the article on ScienceDirect. This format gives authors the opportunity to explain their research in their own words and promote their work.

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Spotlighted Article

Journal of transport & healthThe role of bicycle sharing systems in normalising the image of cycling: An observational study of London cyclists
Open access article in Journal of Transport & Health
Anna Goodman, Judith Green, James Woodcock

Enrich your Transportation article

Graphical_Abstract_1Elsevier articles can feature graphical abstracts, a concise, visual summary of your key findings

Readers can search the RiP, RNS, TRIP and USDOT Research Hub databases using our free Transportation DB Center app on ScienceDirect

AudioSlides hosted alongside your article give you the opportunity to present your research in your own words

You can incorporate interactive maps into your article to help readers visualize your data more effectively

Transportation Research Part C gives you the opportunity to enrich your article by providing readers with access to relevant simulation code and data.

Most Cited Articles published since 2012

Mainstream consumers driving plug-in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars: A qualitative analysis of responses and evaluations

Author(s):Graham-Rowe, E. | Gardner, B. | Abraham, C. | Skippon, S. | Dittmar, H. | Hutchins, R. | Stannard, J.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

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A socio-technical analysis of low-carbon transitions: introducing the multi-level perspective into transport studies
Author(s):Geels, F.W.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of Transport Geography

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A Green Vehicle Routing Problem
Author(s):Erdoĝan, S. | Miller-Hooks, E.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

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Transportation Conference Procedia

ProcediaMore and more prestigious transportation conferences are publishing their proceedings in Elsevier's Procedia.

If you are organising a conference and would like us to publish your proceedings, please contact Chris Pringle, Executive Publisher at Recent examples include COTA CICTP 2013 and ISTTT 2013.

See a full list and view the Procedia on ScienceDirect.