World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Per Hilletofth
ISSN online: 1749-4737
ISSN print: 1749-4729
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There is an increasing demand for transportation solutions that are responsive, safe, sustainable, smart and cost-efficient. This has resulted in increased emphasis on responsive intermodal transportation systems. WRITR provides an international forum for the critical evaluation and dissemination of research and development in all areas related to intermodal transportation. Research disseminated via WRITR has significant impact on both theory and practice, and is of value to academics, practitioners and policy makers in this field.


 Topics covered include

  • International trade and transportation
  • Infrastructure, network design and optimisation
  • Design, planning and control of transportation systems
  • Intermodal, intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions
  • Transportation modes (air, rail, road, sea, pipe)
  • Transportation cost/benefit analysis
  • Railroad, terminal and port development
  • Port/terminal operations and management
  • Warehousing and inventory management
  • Transportation regulations, standards and security
  • Environmental impact, liability and insurance
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Information technology and decision support systems
  • Strategic alliances and relationship management
  • Government involvement and incentives

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The objectives of WRITR are
(1) to collect and disseminate original and high-quality research in all areas related to transportation, logistics and supply chain management, with a particular focus on intermodal transportation;
(2) to disseminate research with strong implications for both theory and practice to academics, practitioners and policy makers in this field; and
(3) to provide an international forum for the critical evaluation and dissemination of research and development in this field.


WRITR's readership consists of academics, practitioners and policy makers in all areas related to transportation, logistics and supply chain management with a particular interest in intermodal transportation.


The contents of WRITR consist of research papers, review papers, conceptual papers, research notes, industry notes, conference reports and book reviews.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Hilletofth, Per, Jönköping University, Sweden

Associate Editors

  • Lozano, Rodrigo, University of Gävle, Sweden
  • Pimenta, Márcio Lopes, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
  • Rhoades, Dawna L., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Roso, Violeta, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Vural, Ceren Altuntas, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Wu, Richard Cheng-Lung, University of New South Wales, Australia

Editorial Assistant

  • Reitsma, Ewout, Jönköping University, Sweden

Editorial Board Members

  • Ali, Mohd Helmi, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Azevedo, Jovane Medina, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
  • Braga, Vitor, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
  • Brnjac, Nikolina, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Chanchaichujit, Janya, Walailak University, Thailand
  • Coto-Millán, Pablo, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Daud, Norzaidi Mohd, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Duarte, Fábio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ekwall, Daniel, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Eriksson, David, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Fan, Wei (David), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Filina-Dawidowicz, Ludmiła, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland
  • Ganji, S.S., Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Goetz, Andrew Robert, University of Denver, USA
  • Gudmundsson, Sveinn Vidar, Toulouse Business School, France
  • Gupta, Aman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide, USA
  • Halpern, Nigel, Oslo School of Management, Norway
  • Hazen, Benjamin T., Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
  • Hedenstierna, Philip, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Hilmola, Olli-Pekka, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Hu, Jiayao, Coventry University, UK
  • Juntunen, Jouni, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Karacasu, Murat, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
  • Kotzab, Herbert, Universität Bremen, Germany
  • Kuyucak, Ferhan, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Lee, Tzong-Ru (Jiun-Shen), National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Lin, Binshan, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA
  • Lu, Pan, North Dakota State University, USA
  • Luna, Mônica M. M., Santa Catarina Federal University, Brazil
  • Monios, Jason, Kedge Business School, France
  • Mounir, Benaissa, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Notteboom, Theo, Shanghai Maritime University, China
  • O'Mahony, Margaret, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Pujawan, Nyoman, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Russell, Dawna, University of North Florida, USA
  • Sgroi, Filippo, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Svensson, Göran, Kristiana University College, Norway
  • Wang, Yacan, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Williams, Michael J., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Wilmsmeier, Gordon, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  • Wiseman, Yair, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Woxenius, Johan, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Xu, Xun, California State University, Stanislaus, USA
  • Yen, Jin-Ru, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan


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