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Submission Requirements

All articles should be approximately 5,000 words in length (20 double-spaced pages). Manuscripts not submitted according to the journal’s style will be returned. Submission of the manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Papers previously published or under review by other journals are unacceptable. All articles are subject to peer review. Factors considered in review include validity and significance of information, substantive contribution to the field of public transportation, and clarity and quality of presentation. Copyright is retained by the publisher, and, upon acceptance, contributions will be subject to editorial amendment. Authors will be provided with proofs for approval prior to publication.

Formatting Requirements

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word format, with no linked images. Tables in the manuscript must be created in Word or Excel format and must not be inserted as images. Figures should be inserted as images and, to meet Section 508 compliance requirements, must have alternative text (a thorough description of the image to assist persons with visual impairments in understanding the image). All tables and figures must be numbered consecutively and have a title. All non-original figures and graphics must indicate the source; the author should retain written permission for use of any non-original images. All images will be published in their submitted format; no alterations will be made. The editor retains the right to make paper design decisions according to the Journal’s standards.

All manuscripts should include sections in the following order:

  • Cover Page – title (12 words or less); author(s) affiliation(s) and email address(es); and address/telephone for corresponding author
  • Main Body – title; paper abstract (up to 150 words); key words; text, tables, and figures organized under section headings (do not use section or subsection numbering)
  • References – author-date format
  • Biographical Sketch – for each author