The World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) and Elsevier, have agreed 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, policy, management, engineering, 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.
Proposals can come from TAMs, STOs, SIG chairs or, with the support of one of these, from individual members
The proposals should be submitted to the chair of the Editorial Board, Füsun Ülengin at email@example.com. The EB will consider it and, if it deems it is scientifically appropriate and relevant to WCTRS, submit it to Elsevier
Elsevier has a rigorous proposal assessment and approval process to maintain the quality of material published by Elsevier, with steps that include:
What is the title of your book? Be concise, descriptive and use keywords when possible.
Describe your book in one sentence, focusing on what problem it solves for the reader.
Please include your name, title, and affiliation along with one paragraph describing your qualifications for writing the book. Include your publishing history (journal editorships, board memberships, books authored or edited), awards and grants, years of experience professionally in the field related to the book’s content, research focus(es), and any current or past leadership roles. Please include your CV or resume with your current contact information. Imagine you are writing your author biography for the cover of the book.
In no more than 3 paragraphs, describe your book for someone with no knowledge of the topic or field. Please make sure to address the following questions as:
List the chapter titles and provide a paragraph summary of what each chapter will cover. Attach a journal article, sample chapter, or other example of your writing if this is your first book,.
Describe all the audiences for the book. Address such questions as:
List 5 to 10 keywords or phrases that someone would use if searching for your book online.
List the top 3 to 5 books published in the last 5 years that compete with your proposed book and succinctly describe how yours differs. Include complete bibliographic information (title, author, publisher, publication date, price, pages).
What other information (journal articles, free online publication, videos, etc.) exists on the topic besides the books listed?
Describe how you can help promote the book including:
List 5 to 10 people (along with their affiliation and email address) who you would like to review your proposal. They should be qualified to evaluate the content yet not closely affiliated with you and ideally should be from the North America, Europe, and Asia.