Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Notes for Contributors and Formatting Instructions for Final Manuscripts

Notes for Contributors

The aim of the Journal of Transport Economics & Policy is to meet the challenge of innovation and change, regularly publishing the latest policy developments and their impact across the world.

1. The Editors will not consider articles that are currently under consider elsewhere.

2. JTEP prefers papers of 35 pages or less (double spaced, one inch/2.5cm margins, 12 point font in Times New Roman) but will consider papers of any length if warranted by the subject matter or methodology.

  • The first page must give only, in the following order:
  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Affiliation(s) of any additional author(s)
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abstract of paper in not more than 100 words

3. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in PDF format to [email protected].  Only one file is to be submitted, i.e., all text, tables, figures, etc., are to be incorporated in the file rather than in separate files. Articles in other formats will not be considered. (If accepted, a Word version must be provided.)

Prior to appearing in the Journal, accepted manuscripts must conform with our Requirements for Accepted Manuscripts.

It is essential that the authors keep the Journal office informed of any changes in their email and/or address.

Front Page must give only, in the following order:

  • Title.
  • Author(s).
  • Address for Correspondence.
  • Affiliation(s) of any additional author(s).
  • Acknowledgements.
  • Abstract of the paper in not more than 100 words
  • Date of final version.
  • Six to ten key words, well chosen to describe the paper and aid computer literature searches.

Main Text
Text must be double spaced, in a 12-point Times Roman font, with one-inch (2.5 cm) on all sides. A Word version is required for printing purposes.

Tables and figures must be in 10-point, Times Roman font, with 1.5-line spacing.

Sections must be numbered as 1.0, 2.0, etc. and in bold type, centered.

Subsections must be numbered as 1.1, 1.2, etc. and in bold type, ranged left.

Further sub-sections must be numbered as 1.11, 1.12, etc. and in italics, ranged left.

Paragraphs must be indented on the first line.

Equations must be centered and numbered in parentheses ranged right.

Tables and Figures must be given on separate sheets and not set in the text but attached to the manuscript.

Tables, Figures & equations should be supplied as Word and not imbedded in graphics within the file.

Abbreviations such as e.g. and i.e. should not be used; ‘for example’ or ‘that is’ must be used instead; % should not be used in the main text but written ‘per cent’.

Footnotes must be kept to a minimum and be as short as possible.
Authors are advised to limit appendices to 3-4 pages. However, if authors wish to make more extended appendices available from their own website, a link should be provided in the manuscript.

References
The Harvard System of Referencing must be used and only those works cited in the text may be included.

The list of references must follow the format:

Armstrong, J. S. (ed.) (2001): Long Range Forecasting from Crystal Ball to Computer, Wiley, New York.

Goodwin, P. (2002): ‘Integrating Management Judgment and Statistical Methods to Improve Short-term Forecasts’, Omega, 30, 127-35.

Granger, C., and P. Newbold (1974): ‘Spurious Regression in Econometrics’, Journal of Econometrics, 2, 111-20.

Sanders, N.R., and L.P. Ritzman (2001): ‘Judgmental Adjustment of Statistical Forecasts’, in Armstrong, J. S. (ed.) Long Range Forecasting from Crystal Ball to Computer, Wiley, New York, ch 6
Authors are expected to read proofs and return them quickly and to keep corrections to a minimum level. Any alterations made after the proof stage will be subject to a charge.

Authors must sign a Copyright Assignment Form, granting copyright of their article to the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy.

The corresponding author will receive the PDF of the published article.

It is essential that the authors keep the Journal office informed of any changes in their email and/or address.

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