Squee! The Journal of Transportation Statistics is back, warming my nerdy little heart!

I lurrrrrrrrrrved the Journal of Transportation Statistics. Lurrrrrrved it! Then it went dark, I suspect because the staffer who made it possible moved on, and nobody else had the interest. JTS, and David Levinson’s and Kevin Kryzek’s Journal of Transportation and Land Use always gave me great hope for the future of electronic journals. In both cases, the content has been superb.

I got this call for papers yesterday:

BTS is re-introducing the Journal of Transportation and Statistics, and has issued a call for papers focused on Transportation Safety. Interested authors are encouraged to submit abstracts to Peg.Young@dot.gov by December 1, 2011, Please share this message with others within your university as appropriate.

Submissions may be related to ANY MODE of transportation, with an emphasis on analyses of safety data whose results would be of potential interest to policy makers.

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in the Research and Innovative Technology Administration in the US Department of Transportation, is reintroducing the Journal of Transportation and Statistics with the first issue being a special issue on Transportation Safety. We invite submissions relating to any mode of transportation, with an emphasis on analyses of safety data whose results would be of potential interest to policy makers.

All papers will be peer-reviewed. Please send an electronic copy of your paper to Peg Young (peg.young@dot.gov), to whom all inquiries should also be directed. Authors planning to submit papers are encouraged to send an abstract to Dr. Young by December 1, 2011.

Manuscript submission guidelines will be posted shortly at the JT&S website: http://www.bts.gov/publications/journal_of_transportation_and_statistics/. The cut-off date for accepting completed manuscripts is February 1, 2012. The tentative publication date of this issue of the Journal is late 2012.

Dr. Peg Young, Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Transportation and Statistics
BTS / RITA / USDOT
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Room E34-304
Washington, DC 20590
Email: peg.young@dot.gov
Phone: 202/366-2483