International Journal of Transport Development and Integration
International Journal of Transport Development and Integration
The International Journal on Transport Development and Integration covers all transportation modes and the general topic of transport systems, with particular emphasis on their integration and harmonisation.
The continuous requirements for better transportation systems and the need for a healthier environment are topics covered by this Journal.
The Journal addresses the areas of urban and road transportation, maritime and fluvial transport, rail and aviation, and topics related to logistics, optimisation and complex systems, amongst others. The growing need for integration is partly to respond to the many advances that are taking place in transportation and in order to achieve better uses of all systems, with the subsequent gains in energy efficiency. There is also the need for integration of transportation with telecommunications systems and IT in order to improve safety, security and efficiency.
The Journal aims to report on advanced railways transport modes, including passenger, freight and transit systems. It welcomes contributions in the field of marine and fluvial transport, taking into consideration the substantial growth in marine shipping and cruise ships all over the world. Fluvial, canal and lake transportation are now becoming new areas of interest after a long period of decline. The Journal also covers papers resulting from the rapid growth in air freight and passenger transportation, together with the need to develop the required airport facilities. The site of new airports, in particular, involves taking into consideration environmental, ecological, social and economic factors.
Transportation is one of the largest consumers of energy, particularly hydrocarbons, and has a considerable share of the economics of governments, industry and households. All major transportation links, including railway stations, airports, ports and freight terminals, can be powerful driving forces behind the development of a region and conversely they can result in major problems if they are wrongly sited and not properly integrated into the general transportation system of the area. As the world continues to develop towards a global economy, the importance of transportation grows and consequently the need to find new solutions.
The variety of topics covered by the Journal reflects the complex interaction of transportation systems and the environment, and the need to establish integrated strategies. The aim is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impact of current transportation systems.
Papers on the following topics that are in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Journal are welcome:
- Transport strategies
- Urban transport planning and management
- Public transport systems
- Environmental aspects
- Economic and social impact
- Safety and security
- Travel behaviour studies
- Customer satisfaction
- Transportation modelling and simulation
- Infrastructure development
- Intelligent and advanced transport systems
- Multimode transport
- Seamless transportation
- Critical comparisons
- Resilience and inter-modal transport systems
- Mass transport strategies
- Freight transport
- Transport governance and administration
- Port and city
- Mobility and public space
- Land use and transport integration
- Timetable planning
- Operations quality
- Risk management
- Demand modelling
- Transport logistics
- Monitoring and maintenance
- Energy supply and consumption
- Communications and signalling
- Safety and security
- Railway vehicle dynamics
- Driverless and automatic vehicle operation
- Underground systems
- Trams and trolley buses
- Education, training and knowledge dissemination
- Ship and port operations
- Regional airports
- Air transportation
- Airport sites
- Air traffic
- Airport systems
- Airport airline and access mode choices
- Capacity constraints
- Air cargo
- Air transportation and the environment
- Complex Systems in Transportation
Peer Review and Quality control
All WIT Press Journal submissions are single-blind peer-reviewed by two well-qualified academics from reputable institutions and paper assignments are made to avoid any conflict of interest. All papers are subject to editorial control.
In order to be acceptable for publication submissions must make a new contribution to the scientific community.
All WIT Press journal submissions are processed through Crossref Similarity Check (iThenticate) to screen for plagiarism.
Open Access and Article Publishing Charges
WIT Press is committed to the free flow of information to the international scientific community. To provide this service, the Journal requires a publication fee for each paper published.
The fee for this Journal is US$950 per published article of up to 15 pages (including references and tables) and is payable upon acceptance. Overly long articles, if accepted under peer review, may be subject to an additional US$65 per extra page.
Once published the paper will then be Open Access, i.e. immediately and permanently free to everybody to view, print, copy, download, etc.
The benefits of publishing in this journal include:
- Worldwide visibility and dissemination of your paper via our distribution network
- Rapid publication times
- High production values associated with a leading specialist publisher
- Full-colour publication in both print and digital format
- A commitment to permanent digital archiving
- An efficient and constructive peer review process
- All abstracts and papers freely accessible online
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The International Journal of Transport Development and Integration is published quarterly. Each issue will be available both in paper format (ISSN: 2058-8305) and online (ISSN: 2058-8313).
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Giorgio Passerini, University Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
International Editorial Board
H. Al-Madani, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
S. Basbas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
B. Buran, Istanbul Electricity, Turkey
L. D’Acierno, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples, Italy
K. D’Souza, Hampton University, USA
V. de Esteban Chapapria, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
J. De Ona, University of Granada, Spain
F. Gaja i Diaz, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
F. Garzia, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
N. Guler, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
S. Hodas, University of Zilina, Slovakia
L. Izvolt, University of Zilina, Slovakia
M. Jacyna, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
J-C. Jong, Sinotech Engineering Consultants Inc, Taiwan
J. Lisowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
J. Longhurst, University of the West of England, UK
E. Magaril, Ural Federal University, Russia
J. Manuel Mera, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
G. Medeossi, TRENOlab, Italy
J. Merkisz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
A. Merkisz-Guranowska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
J.L. Miralles i Garcia, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
M. Miyusov, National University "Odessa Maritime Academy", Ukraine
G. Musolino, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Y. Peskov, Novorossiysk Shipping Company, Russia
M. Petrovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
E. Pilo de la Fuente, Eprail Research & Consulting SL, Spain
M.N. Postorino, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
A. Pratelli, University of Pisa, Italy
S. Ricci, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy
F. Russo, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
C. Schoeman, North West University, South Africa
I. Schoeman, North West University, South Africa
D. Sitanyiova, University of Zilina, Slovakia
A. Sladkowski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
R. Souleyrette, University of Kentucky, USA
I. Strainescu, ICPE SAERP, Romania
R. Takagi, Kogakuin University, Japan
M. Tobias, Amazonia University, Brazil
T. Tollazzi, University of Maribor, Slovenia
N. Tomii, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Y. Trofimenko, Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University, Russia
P. Tzieropoulos, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
R. Van Duin, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands
P. Van Elslande, IFSTTAR, France