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    The latest Impact Factor figures for Elsevier's Transportation journals were released in June 2013. We are very proud of the high quality of our journals, which occupy 7 of the Top 10 positions in the Transportation category, including all of the top 5:

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    *Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2013

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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.

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Editorial transition for Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Online submission now live for Travel Behaviour & Society

Editorial transition for Accident Analysis & Prevention

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

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Special Issues

Editors' corner 2013
Safety Science, Volume 71, Part A, pages 1-68 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Jean-Luc Wybo

Managing Safety in Small and Medium Enterprises
Safety Science, Volume 71, Part C, pages 189-298 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Stephen Legg, Kirsten Bendix Olsen, Ian Laird, Peter Hasle

Special Issue on Road Safety and Simulation
Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 50, pages 1-172 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Andrea Benedetto, Fabrizio D'Amico

Most Downloaded Articles

A continuum theory for the flow of pedestrians
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Volume 36, Issue 6, July 2002, Pages 507-535 | Hughes, Roger L.

A cost-benefit analysis of the Stockholm congestion charging system
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 43, Issue 4, May 2009, Pages 468-480 | Eliasson, Jonas

A critical assessment of pedestrian behaviour models
Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Volume 12, Issue 3, May 2009, Pages 242-255 | Papadimitriou, Eleonora; Yannis, George; Golias, John

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

Procedia - Social and Behavioral SciencesMore 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 includeCOTA CICTP 2013

andISTTT 2013.

See a full list and view the Procedia on ScienceDirect.


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