Moshe Ben-Akiva, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Editor-in-Chief)
Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Nagoya University (Editor)
John Preston, Oxford University (Editor)
(...)WCTRS has published selected proceedings of its conferences in book format. However, with the continuous changes in technology and policy, the society looked for new venues to best serve and inform its international audience. The opportunity to collaborate on the publication of Transport Policy is a timely achievement, which can only benefit readers and society members, alike.
Beginning with Volume 6, the Journal will show a new format, reformed and enriched, with the intent of attracting a wider number of readers, researchers and practitioners. We see this as an exciting chance to evolve the Journal and broaden international appeal.
Moshe Ben-Akiva of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief. Yoshitsugu Hayashi of Nagoya University and John Preston of Oxford University will act as Editors. All three will share the editorial responsibilities and will also serve on the WCTRS steering committee. Phil Goodwin, who established this Journal in 1993, is stepping down from his position as Editor for the past five years. He will remain on the international editorial board in his role as Founding Editor. An Advisory Editorial Board of up to 40 researchers of international standing has been developed, building on the existing board of Transport Policy(...).
WCTRS News Section
Yoshitsugu Hayashi will edit a WCTRS Society News Section and a series of invited papers. The News Section will provide useful information including a) Reports on activities of Special Interest Groups, b) Announcements from WCTRS, c) Plans for the next WCTR, d) News from related societies and organizations and e) Events and opportunities. The invited papers will cover the latest issues and perspectives in transport policy and innovative development of policy analysis methodologies(...).
Objective and Scope
The new editorial team will be in place for the new millennium, ready to explore the many challenges for transport policy that lie ahead. However, the principle objective of the Journal will remain the same -- to "provide a bridge between theory and practice in the development and implementation of transport policy." (Vol.1, no.1, 1993)
By becoming the journal of the WCTRS, Transport Policy will be read by a wider and more diverse group of researchers and practitioners. We intend to publish articles that cover a range of worldwide transport issues. We will particularly welcome papers on innovative methodologies and policies. In terms of style: "As far as possible our idea is that every article should be comprehensible to all readers, interesting to most readers, and actually useful to at least some readers" (ibid.).
Moshe Ben-Akiva, Yoshi Hayashi, John Preston
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The "Critical Issues Process" is a new initiative of this Journal. We plan to conduct it in the following way:
1. We invite submissions of statements of Critical Issues:
In practice (policy, planning, management, design, operations, etc., or in research, or in the conjunction of practice and research;)
Describing the issue and its potential consequences or opportunities.
Proposed issue statements can be sent to Moshe Ben-Akiva. (Email can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) Readers are encouraged to be pro-active in their choice of critical issues.
Selected issues will be presented in the Journal and posted here at this Critical Issues web site.
The first Critical Issues Statement follows this announcement.
2. A discussion moderator will facilitate the process around a selected issue, stimulate the discussion and be responsible for any editorial judgements that are made. It is anticipated that each issue will be examined and debated, through email, and the discussions posted at the web site. (E-mail can be sent to email@example.com) As part of the dialogue, questions such as these will be examined:
What implications does this issue have for needed research?
What implications does this issue have to practice (policy, management, etc.)?
3. Periodically, the discussion will be crystallized and refocused, as necessary; occasionally, the discussion will spawn new issues which will be examined in turn.
4. The resulting issue statements and discussions will be summarized and published as "Critical Issues Initiatives" in the Journal and posted on the web site.
5. Over time, we will monitor the Initiatives and periodically report whether, and how, particular initiatives have influenced research and/or practice.
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