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Topics within the scope of the Journal of Transport and Land Use are welcome for submission. If you have questions about whether a paper fits the scope, please contact the editor.
The Journal is open access and online-only, but there are publication costs. Members of the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) whose papers are accepted for publication are not charged for editing and layout for one paper during each membership term. Non-WSTLUR members will be charged $1,000 per paper for editing and layout. The editors encourage all authors to seek funds to support publication of their accepted papers if possible. See this list of Open Access Journal Funds for potential sources. JTLU will waive or reduce the payment required of authors who cannot pay the full amount charged for publication. Decisions to publish are only based on editorial criteria. This journal does not charge for the submission of papers.
JTLU accepts multiple types and styles of papers. However, for the benefit of readers, JTLU also follows the philosophy of Strunk and White: "omit needless words" and therefore encourages short, to-the-point, pieces. JTLU considers the following for publication: Manuscripts: include original data analysis and advance both theory and methods, and incorporate a more extensive review of the literature, and may examine multiple related questions (and may exceed 10,000 words). Letters: briefly document original data analysis (generally using established methods and testing previously proposed theories), usually about 1,500 words. Articles: report original data analysis and advance theory or methods (including applying methods in novel ways or to new questions), respond to one or two questions and typically are about 4,000 words. Methods: present a new experimental or statistical method, test or procedure (e.g., GIS protocols), generally using established datasets. The method described may either be completely new, or may improve existing techniques. These are typically about 1,500 words. Debates: present an argument that is not essentially based on practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects of the subject including theoretical, sociological and ethical aspects. Commentaries: focus and opine on specific issues within the journal's scope and are about 1,000 words. Discussions (provide opinions, reactions, judgments of importance, and links/connections to other ideas and subfields): comment on previously published papers, which may be accompanied by a response from the original author. Literature Reviews: comprehensively and authoritatively describe any subject within the journal's scope. They have an educational aim and are typically on the order of 5,000 words. Book Reviews: summarize and comment on recently published books, generally 1000 to 1500 words.
Papers for review should be in PDF format. Papers in other formats will not be considered. The Editors will not consider papers that have been published elsewhere. Papers will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin. All papers must be typed, double-spaced in 12 pt font (or equivalent). Each page must be numbered. An abstract of approximately 100–200 words, detailing the main points of the paper, must be included with the article. Mathematical arguments when used should accompany the paper as an appendix. For review, all diagrams must be embedded in the same PDF file as the text. Statistical tables should be clearly headed and the reader should be able to understand the meaning of each row and column. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the data. Both table and figure captions should be informative. Long descriptive, interpretative captions are encouraged. The tables and figures should be able to stand alone and be read independently of the text. The text should not repeat information in the tables or figures. Footnotes must be very brief. Any explanation requiring more than a few lines must be incorporated in the text. Appendices are not encouraged. If needed, they should be submitted as separate files. They will be posted separately and linked to the main paper, but will not copyedited or typeset. References should be carefully checked and complete; those missing publication information will be returned for revision. Any reference not cited in the text will be deleted. All text citations must have corresponding references.
Authors will be expected to agree to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License 4.0, granting non-exclusive use of their article to the Journal of Transport and Land Use. It is however expected that the author will not publish the work in another academic journal without crediting the Journal of Transport and Land Use.
The official language of the Journal is English.
All measurements shall be given in metric (SI) units. Imperial (English) or other local units may be used in addition to metric units, and may be given in parentheses after the metric units.
Data used in the articles should be available in a publicly accessible data archive. The Journal will host moderately sized datasets that are not presently in a publicly accessible data archive. The objective is to enable research results to be reproduced by other researchers. If data cannot be publically available, the author(s) should at least provide detailed information about each data source and the mechanism through which the data is obtained. In essence, author(s) are required to provide sufficient information so that people who are interested in using the same data and replicating the analysis know how and where to get the data after reading the paper.
Only those works cited in the text may be included on the reference list. References must follow APA style. See the Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, or www.apastyle.org for examples and more information.
Papers that have been accepted for publication must be provided in Word, RTF, Unicode text, or LaTeX formats (LaTeX must use the JTLU LaTeX template). Graphics and images should be provided in separate files, at a size and resolution suitable for printing. Detailed guidelines for authors submitting manuscripts for typesetting are available in the JTLU Author Guidelines (PDF). Following these guidelines will avoid many potential problems and delays in the production process, and ensure that your work is presented accurately and effectively. In addition, an MS Word template or a LaTeX template are available to assist in streamlining layout. The JTLU LaTeX template MUST be used if you would like to submit your manuscript in LaTeX.
Articles: report original data analysis and advance theory or methods (including applying methods in novel ways or to new questions). They are typically 4,000-10,000 words, but there is no specific word count.
Literature Reviews: comprehensively and authoritatively describe any subject within the journal's scope. They have an educational aim and are typically 4,000-10,000 words, but there is no specific word count.
Correspondence (Short Empirical Articles): briefly document original data analysis (generally using established methods and testing previously proposed theories), generally under 2,000 words.
Methods (Short Method Articles): present a new experimental or statistical method, test or procedure (e.g., GIS protocols or web interfaces), generally using established datasets. The method described may either be completely new or may improve existing techniques. These are generally under 2,000 words.
Viewpoints (Commentaries, Debates, Discussions, and Book Reviews): Present an argument that is not necessarily based on practical research, including commenting on previously published papers, reviewing recently published books, and debate articles including theoretical, sociological and ethical aspects. These are generally about 1,000 words.
Discussions (provide opinions, reactions, judgments of importance, and links/connections to other ideas and subfields): comment on previously published papers, which may be accompanied by a response from the original author.
Book Reviews: summarize and comment on recently published books, generally 1000 to 1500 words.
All articles in this special issue will be open-access articles. The author publication cost for each article in this special issue is $1,000.
Authors who publish with JTLU agree to the following terms: 1) Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 2) Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. 3) Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
This journal is housed at the University of Minnnesota and sponsored by the U of MN Center for Transportation Studies and the World Society of Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR).