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About This Journal

The Journal of Transportation Demand Management Research is an international journal produced by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida, a federally-funded Tier I University Transportation Center. The Journal contains original research and case studies associated with sustainable transportation, including all types of travel choices designed to reduce or redistribute the use of single occupancy vehicles. These topics include: carpooling, vanpooling, commuter buses, bicycling and walking, parking management, telework, compressed work weeks and transportation network companies. Topics are approached from a variety of academic disciplines, including economics, engineering, planning, and others, and include policy, methodological, technological, and financial aspects. Emphasis is placed on the identification of innovative solutions to urban transportation issues (including congestion, air quality, health, livability, reliability, resiliency, sustainability, accessibility/economic development, and safety).

The theme of the National Center for Transit Research is to help improve the performance and relevance of public transportation and other forms of alternative transportation. The research conducted at NCTR is generally referred to as practical research, designed to be of help to those who plan for, operate, and maintain transit systems and commuter assistance programs.

Paper Content

An estimated six to ten papers per issue will be published in the Journal of Transportation Demand Management Research, which will be produced on a limited budget, a fiscal constraint that requires us to establish priorities in the types of papers we will publish. As such, the articles included in the Journal should be accessible and understandable by personnel in transportation demand management agencies, transit systems or related services so the findings can be used to the benefit of travelers, agencies, and communities.

Papers featuring case studies should do more than use already-accepted methodologies and share findings; the research should advance the state of knowledge and should feature lessons learned and techniques that can be generalized so the information is useful in other locales that may have similar challenges.

JTDMR places a high priority on improving effective communication between academia/researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Our goal is to publish JTDMR that is based on good writing and brevity. Authors, reviewers and editors will be tasked with paying particular attention to readability and clarity as well as content.

In addition, most papers about transportation demand modeling and travel demand forecasting including the mathematical representation of the supply and demand for travel in an urban area will not be accepted. Authors should consider submitting these papers to technical journals such as:

Annals of Operations Research
Computers and Industrial Engineering
European Journal of Operational Research
European Journal of Scientific Research
International Journal of Applied Management and Technology
International Journal of Project Management
Journal of Discrete Applied Mathematics
Journal of Information and Knowledge Management
Journal of Operations Research
Journal of Operations Research Society
Journal of Transportation Science
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Journal of Transportation Research
Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board

Paper Standards

We seek to publish papers that are professionally-prepared and include complete literature searches, well-explained methodologies, solid data, and clear and unbiased conclusions. Papers must be well-organized and should follow a general sequence that describes the problem; states the objectives; reviews past work and the literature; describes the approach, assumptions, and data used; discusses the results and limitations; and draws conclusions.

International authors should bear in mind that the primary language of our readers is English and that an insufficient translation can make a paper awkward and difficult to understand. If necessary, papers should be reviewed by an English editor before submission so peer reviewers can provide the most helpful reviews and readers can fully comprehend the information. Papers found to be difficult to understand due to language issues may be returned to the authors for English editing and resubmission.

The Journal of Transportation Demand Management Research journal uses a double-blind review process in which both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous. To expedite paper availability, papers accepted for publication are pre-published on-line individually.

The Journal of Transportation Demand Management Research is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation for Research and Technology (OST-R), formerly known as the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).

The Journal of Transportation Demand Management Research is published on-line quarterly by:

                  National Center for Transit Research
                  Center for Urban Transportation Research
                  College of Engineering
                  University of South Florida
                  4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT100
                  Tampa, FL 33620–5375
                  Phone: (813) 974–3120
                  Email: jtdmr@cutr.usf.edu
                  Website: www.nctr.usf.edu/journal

Editor: Joel R. Volinski, Director, National Center for Transit Research, volinski@cutr.usf.eduManaging Editor: Eric Schreffler, ESTC, estc@san.rr.comAssistant to the Editor*: Lisa Ravenscroft, jpt@cutr.usf.edu