Journals in Transportation

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Welcome to the Transportation section of the Elsevier website.

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Featured journals


Editor showcase - Karl Kim

Read the Editor Q&A

How China’s research is fuelling the future of sustainable transportation

New collection features the latest transportation research from China

New Discussion Section for CSTP

CSTP had a new section for seminal discussions on how methods, models, theories, etc. are required to change. This section will have contributions from prominent scholars and practitioners giving feedback on their valuable experiences and reflections that can work as lessons and inspiration for others. See full announcement here.

Transport collection

The human side of autonomous driving

Self-driving cars are no longer in the realm of science fiction. While we might not all be cruising the streets reading magazines behind the wheel just yet, the average car has moved through a few levels of automation already, and technology and policy are continuing to evolve.

Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies Editor’s Choice

The Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies (TRC) has selected five articles which display the strength and depth of contributions to the journal.

What does the future have in store for automated vehicles?

Automated vehicle research is an extremely hot topic within the field of transportation. We've compiled a list of relevant recent articles from our extensive range of journals. These explore a variety of social science aspects of the field, and provide key findings on topics ranging from automated driving comfort to expectations towards self-driving cars.

New Study Describes the Most Beneficial Transport Policy Measures for Health

A recent paper published in Journal of Transport & Health assigns potential health impacts to 64 urban transport policy measures. Find out more!

Feeling sleepy behind the wheel? A blast of cold air will help

Research shows six minutes of cooling makes tired drivers more alert
By Elisabeth Schmidt

Transport Policy author wins ITF Award!

We are delighted to report that Dr Florent Laroche of Lyon University has received the ITF Young Researcher of the Year Award for his article published in Transport Policy, “Imperfect competition in a network industry: The case of the European rail freight market”.

Latest Portfolio News

Find out the latest research, metrics, and more from Elsevier’s Transportation journals.

Submit your transport policy case studies!

The Editors of Case Studies on Transport Policy welcomes transport policy case studies from every continent. Read their letter of invitation today.

Calling established & mid-career researchers!

4 Reasons you should edit a volume of Research in Transportation Business & Management:

Established scholars: This is a chance for you to define your legacy! Produce a volume that contains a holistic state of the art in your field. Write an editorial that shapes the future research agenda.

Mid-career researchers: Make a solid contribution that helps you attain that Professor or Reader promotion.

Mid-career researchers: Grow your network in your field internationally.

Mid-career researchers: Be seen as an international leader in your research field. (Make your mark!)

Research in Transportation Business & Management publishes research on international aspects of transport management such as business strategy, communication, sustainability, finance, human resource management, law, logistics, marketing, franchising, privatisation and commercialisation.

Read the journal’s guidelines for volume proposals and submit today!

Enrich your Transportation article

  • Elsevier 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.


Case Studies on Transport Policy

Dear Researcher,

Case Studies on Transport Policy (CSTP) is a young journal with a dedicated editorial team - Rosário Macário, Doina Olaru and Zong Tian - who invite transport policy case studies from every continent that are engaging, rich in information, relevant to all aspects of transport and land-use planning and to the impacts of transport to society, environment, economic development!

CSTP is the sister-journal to Transport Policy and offers in-depth theoretical analysis and detailed case studies. Thus it provides rich material for planners and practitioners to benefit from others’ experiences and make better-informed decisions. CSTP fills an important gap in the market for academic ideas, accelerating conversations between transport scholars and practitioners interested in learning from relevant cases.

Special Issue and More Information on Transportation Journals