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

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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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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.

Read Editor Selected Papers for EASTS

Read selected papers on the theme Safe, Green and Integrated Transport from Travel Behaviour & Society to celebrate the 12th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society For Transportation Studies, 18-21 September.

Read these topical papers today.

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

Morning sickness? Why not try your bike!

Research reveals obstacles to cycling to work during pregnancy. Read what researcher Davara Bennett has to say about her paper, published in Journal of Transport & Health.

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”.

Sharing Economy Editor Article Selection

Does your research address the sharing economy? Transport Policy’s Susan Shaheen has selected a range of papers on this hot topic, from Taxi Apps to AirB&B, and written an exclusive introduction. These 13 papers are free to access online until 31 August 2017. Start reading today!

Electric vehicles offer hope for cutting Green House Gas emissions

Transport Research Part D’s Patrick Jochem has selected 11 papers on electric vehicle research and written an exclusive introduction them. Don’t miss out on free access to the papers online until 31 August 2017. Start reading today!

Metrics News: Economics of Transportation

Article Selection To Celebrate TRB2017
Read 20 topical papers selected to celebrate the 96th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, 8-12 Jan 2017.

This article selection addresses the conference theme of Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.

Enjoy free access to these articles until 30 June 2017.

Celebrate East Asia’s Contribution to Transportation Research
East Asia’s commitment to investing in its transportation networks is reflected in the quality of the papers Elsevier publishes by authors from this region. Click here to view a snap shot of some the impactful transportation research conducted by researchers in East Asia who have published in our journals. These articles are free to access online until 31 December 2016. Becky P.Y. Loo, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Travel Behaviour and Society sets the scene.

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

Transportation Research Editors Give Their Tips On How To Get Published
Editors of the prestigious Transportation Research journal series have been busy this summer giving presentations on how to get published. Find out how Elsevier can support you in publishing your research.

Outstanding Travel Behaviour and Society Paper Award 2016
We are pleased to announce the winners of Travel Behaviour and Society’s Outstanding Paper Award 2016: Surveying data on connected personal networks by Matthias Kowald and Kay W. Axhausen.

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.

Announcing Elsevier’s New Transportation Book Program
Thinking about writing a Transportation book? Find out about Elsevier’s new transportation book program.

For more information, contact Brian Romer, Senior Acquisitions Editor for Transportation.

Editor in the Spotlight: Jennifer Mindell
Find out what it's like to be the Editor of the award-winning Journal of Transport & Health in this exclusive interview with Dr. Jennifer Mindell on Elsevier Connect.

Best  New Journal Goes To Journal of Transport & Health
Journal of Transport  & Health received the title of Best New Journal (Humanities &  Social Sciences) at the American  Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award  Ceremony in Washington D.C.

Devoted to research on the many interactions between  transport and health, Journal of  Transport & Health aims to promote dialogue between the two research  communities it serves; to improve the quality of data and the appropriate use  of data; and to encourage transfer of research into practice.
Find  out more about the journal today.

Distracted  driving is prevalent among middle-aged drivers too, study finds.
Young drivers are often in the  spotlight for reckless or distracted driving, pictured chatting or texting on  their mobile phones. But they’re not the only ones who are distracted by the  lure of the smartphone; a new study reveals that middle-aged drivers are  picking up the phone to talk about work. Read  more on Elsevier Connect.

Alternatively, jump  straight to the research, published in Journal  of Transportation & Health.

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.

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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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!


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.

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.