Asian Transport Studies
The official journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
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Volume 5 (2018-2019)
Volume 4 (2016-2017)
Volume 3 (2014-2015)
Volume 2 (2012-2013)
Volume 1 (2010-2011)
 
 
Instructions for Authors
Table of Contents

1. About the journal

2. Submission declaration

3. Peer review

4. Preparing your paper

4.1 Review criteria

4.2 Word limits

4.3 Template

5. Submitting your paper

6. Publication charges

7. Publication

8. Copyright

9. Self-archiving policy

1. About the journal°°

Asian Transport Studies (ATS) is a refereed international journal published by the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS). The paper of ATS is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

ATS aims at providing useful insights into solving Asia-specific transport-related issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Its primary objectives are to foster and support excellence in transportation research and practice, and to stimulate professional interchanges in all aspects and modes of transportation. Even though papers dealing with the Asia-specific issues are especially welcome, other papers related to transportation studies are also within the scope of this journal.

This instruction provides the information for authors who prepare papers to be directly submitted to ATS.

2. Submission declaration°°

Submission of an article implies that:
1) The article should contain new and significant findings, of which the contents have not been published previously;
2) It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
3) The publication is approved by all authors and by the responsible authorities;
4) If accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form in any language.

3. Peer review

Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be single-blind peer-reviewed by two or more anonymous expert referees.

4. Preparing your paper
4.1 Review criteria

Papers submitted to this journal are refereed with the following criteria:

1) Contribution to Asia: The study contributes to the state-of-the-art or practice, especially in the context of Asia and neighboring regions;
2) Objectives: The study objectives are clear and appropriate;
3) Methodology: The methodology is technically sound;
4) Data: Data are valid;
5) Literature review: Existing studies are sufficiently reviewed;
6) Study efforts: Study efforts are adequately described;
7) Validity of conclusions: Conclusions are valid, and properly supported;
8) Timeliness: The study is timely to practitioners, researchers, or both;
9) Long-term value: The study is useful as a reference for practice, research, or both;
10) Well written and easily understood: The paper is well written, organized, and easily understood, where figures and tables are clearly made.

4.2 Word limits

A typical paper for this journal should be no more than 7500 words; this limit includes abstract; main text; tables; figures; footnotes; acknowledgments; appendices; and references. Paper with more than 7500 words will be accepted on an occasional basis, if the topic demands this length of treatment.

4.3 Template

A template (MS-Word) is available for the paper format and style.

5. Submitting your paper

Please submit your paper directly to the Editor-in-Chief of ATS.

You are requested to submit your complete paper as a PDF file, with °»Embed all fonts°… and °»Bitmap image over 300 dpi resolution°… as required settings. Do not set a password for the submitted PDF file.

Do not use multibyte characters anywhere in the paper (including figures and tables), for example, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters should not be used because their use may cause file conversion problems.

6. Publication charges

This journal requires no APC (Article Processing Charge).

7. Publication

The paper of this journal is published on this website.

This journal does not currently provide any system that allows early publications.

8. Copyright

EASTS asks the corresponding author to sign a publishing agreement to establish the originality and provenance of the article and to give the EASTS the non-exclusive right to publish the Version of Record of the article; the author retains copyright. This agreement incorporates the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

Author(s) are permitted to self-archive the final published version in their own personal, self- maintained website and their institutional or funder repositories and make it publicly accessible immediately.

Updated March 2019