SOURCE: Elsevier, Inc.


November 16, 2016 04:00 ET

Elsevier and World Conference on Transport Research Society Collaborate on Co-Branded Transportation Book Series

Series will focus on the latest research in emerging issues and opportunities in transportation planning, policy, management, economics and sustainability

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that it will collaborate with the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) to develop and publish a WCTRS-co-branded series of books covering various topics in transportation. The book series will focus on the latest research in emerging issues and opportunities in transportation planning, engineering, policy, management, economics and sustainability. Books in the series will take multidisciplinary, multimodal and multisectoral approaches to the topics, leading the way in bridging the gap between transportation research and practice.

"We are very excited to collaborate with the WCTRS on a book series that will bring top research in transportation to the global community," said Brian Romer, Elsevier's Senior Acquisitions Editor for Transportation Books. "We look forward to a long and productive collaboration."

"The establishment of the series is an important expansion of our successful collaboration with WCTRS," added Chris Pringle, Executive Publisher responsible for Elsevier's transportation journals. "It enables us to give a complete service to the Society, to its members, and to the research community it represents."

The agreement calls for publication of both edited volumes and monographs. Books will be available in print and electronic formats, and hosted on Elsevier's ScienceDirect. The WCTRS has been a publishing collaborator with Elsevier's Transportation journal program since 1995, with Elsevier publishing the Society's official journals Transport Policy and Case Studies on Transport Policy as well as many other publications arising from WCTR conferences over the years.

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E-book review copies of the new books will be available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Jelena Baras at

The triennial World Conference on Transport Research (WCTRS) is the largest, most comprehensive and most international purely academic event in transportation. The World Conference on Transport Research has been held every three years since 1977. The aims of the conference are to offer a unique opportunity to bring together experts in all aspects of transport research, from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of transport research.

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