Paper Review Process

The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed

To allow proper organisation and orientation, WCTR is structured into currently eight topic areas which include a total of 39 session tracks. All session tracks are sponsored by a specific Special Interest Group (SIG) or Session Track Team (STT), and all tracks aim to present and discuss the latest advances in their fields. In the conference, each session track will consist of a series of sessions, each of them featuring several presentations. Poster sessions will be related to the defined session tracks. Both oral and poster presentations are considered of equal standing.

Detailed information on the content of each Topic Area and its Session Tracks can be found here.

  1. A: Transport Modes – General
  2. B: Freight Transport and Logistics
  3. C: Traffic Management, Operations and Control
  4. D: Activity and Transport Demand
  5. E: Transport Economics and Finance
  6. F: Transport, Land-use and Sustainability
  7. G: Transport Planning and Policy
  8. H: Transport in Developing and Emerging Countries
Submission of abstracts
31 March 2015
Notification on abstract review results
15 June 2015
Submission of full papers for review
15 October 2015
Notification of paper review results
31 January 2016
Submission of revised papers and full papers without review
10 April 2016
Deadline for Conference registration for authors
10 April 2016

Paper Review

The Committees of WCTRS invest great efforts in reviewing the papers submitted to the conference and organising the sessions to enable the participants to gain maximum benefit.

After the abstract review, authors can choose to submit their paper either for the non-review track or the review track. The latter offers a thorough review process for each full paper to assess its potential for publication and for short-listing for the award of a prize. As a new arrangement, for many session tracks a close cooperation with journals has already been agreed, so that the best papers are expected to be published in peer-reviewed journals after the Conference.

The best papers gaining an A or B grade in the full paper review will be published in special issues of either WCTRS official journals (Transport Policy, Case Studies on Transport policy) or nearly 30 partner journals. Even if there are no suitable partner journals for a few session tracks, these A and B papers together with all papers evaluated as C will be published in "Transportation Research Procedia".

Change to abstracts already submitted

If you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please email the Content Coordinator (Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one. A condition of submission is that if accepted one of the authors will present at the conference.

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