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The International Journal of Sustainable Transport and Logistics (IJSTL) is a multidisciplinary journal established to promote knowledge of the science and art of Transport and Logistics; and to provide a source of authoritative views for current/emerging issues relating to Transport and logistics, with the aim of stimulating the discussion and communication among academicians (scientific/Non-scientific organisation), administrators, researchers, Industry specialists, government, experts with different background and expertise, involved, at different levels, with the study of Transport and logistics and its challenges.

The International Journal of Sustainable Transport and Logistics (IJSTL) is a multidisciplinary journal established to promote knowledge of the science and art of Transport and Logistics; and to provide a source of authoritative views for current/emerging issues relating to Transport and logistics, with the aim of stimulating the discussion and communication among academicians (scientific/Non-scientific organisation), administrators, researchers, Industry specialists, government, experts with different background and expertise, involved, at different levels, with the study of Transport and logistics and its challenges.

Sustainable transport as an elemental part of logistics operations implies, that impact of transport systems to long distance door-to-door movements of goods and people. In this context the effects of transportation shuold be considered in terms of either a positive, neutral or decreasing negative impact on society and environment. Logistics can be defined as the science of planning, implementing and managing the efficient and effective door-to-door movement and storage of goods, services (and persons) and related information in line with the industry requirements and expectations.

The International Journal of Sustainable Transport and Logistics (IJSTL) publish informative and analytical, scientific and professional articles in the field of sustainable transport and logistics. Subject areas includes; logistics and related transport infrastructure, technological, operational, economic, and other environmental social and institutional issues. Both theoretical and empirical submissions should include analysis, modelling, planning, design, appraisal, management, and evaluation of components of transport systems and logistics - related demand-driving forces, service-supply solutions, and policies for more sustainable (socially feasible) operations in the broadest sense.

This scope makes the journal inter- and multidisciplinary and in particular, a convenient source of information for transport and logistics researchers, planners, practitioners and policy makers at different local, national and international levels, and across disciplines such as technology design, planning, implementation, management, policy-making, social, economic and environmental regulation.

The scope of the Journal will cover the following theme:

  • The impacts of goods transportation and logistics on society, including economic, ecologic and social effects.
  • The efficiency of passenger and goods transport, and its impacts on society.
  • Effects of Global Economic Crisis on Transport and Logistic Processes.
  • Sustainability of transport in general, and *Other topical issues in transportation and logistics.

IJSTL publishes articles drawn from across the spectrum of research on transportation and logistics and at the same time address issues such as the environment, efficiency and equity. Submissions could include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Theoretical, empirical and policy analyses on management, operation and performance in logistics and supply-chain management;
  • Environmental and social / equity impacts on goods and passenger transport and implications of movement on cost, capacity, demand, pricing, externalities;
  • Efficiency of goods and passenger transport;
  • Impact of driving forces (i.e. transport volume, modal split, technology, efficiency) on goods and passenger transport, and its social, economic, environmental and ecologic impacts on society;
  • Impacts of policy instruments (e.g. prices, regulations, infrastructure policy) on these driving forces, the efficiency of transport medium and its impact on society.
  • Competitiveness of Sustainable transport on Logistics Service Sector.
  • Using GIS (Geographic Information System) for the Optimization of Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file(preferably in Arial font).

Types of paper

Regular articles:These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.

Short Communications:Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and not longer than 4-6 pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

With questions or concerns, please contact the Editorial Office at: ijstl@academiascholarjournal.org.