Forthcoming and Online First Articles

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR)

Forthcoming articles have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication but are pending final changes, are not yet published and may not appear here in their final order of publication until they are assigned to issues. Therefore, the content conforms to our standards but the presentation (e.g. typesetting and proof-reading) is not necessarily up to the Inderscience standard. Additionally, titles, authors, abstracts and keywords may change before publication. Articles will not be published until the final proofs are validated by their authors.

Forthcoming articles must be purchased for the purposes of research, teaching and private study only. These articles can be cited using the expression "in press". For example: Smith, J. (in press). Article Title. Journal Title.

Articles marked with this shopping trolley icon are available for purchase - click on the icon to send an email request to purchase.

Online First articles are published online here, before they appear in a journal issue. Online First articles are fully citeable, complete with a DOI. They can be cited, read, and downloaded. Online First articles are published as Open Access (OA) articles to make the latest research available as early as possible.

Open AccessArticles marked with this Open Access icon are Online First articles. They are freely available and openly accessible to all without any restriction except the ones stated in their respective CC licenses.

Register for our alerting service, which notifies you by email when new issues are published online.

We also offer which provide timely updates of tables of contents, newly published articles and calls for papers.

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (1 paper in press)

Regular Issues

  • Evolution of blockchain technology in sustainable supply chain management: a theoretical perspective   Order a copy of this article
    by Jayson Wilson Barretti, Ricardo Coser Mergulhão, Juliana Veiga Mendes 
    Abstract: This article aims to identify the relationships and applications of blockchain technology in sustainable supply chain management and reverse logistics in the literature supporting recycling processes and the reuse of waste. The methodology was based on the planning and execution of a systematic literature review and the discussion of the results of the exploratory research. It was found that emerging technologies allow viable implementations of blockchain architectures in logistics networks, favouring sustainable processes, mitigating intrinsic problems in logistics networks, and allowing circular practices. However, the effective implementation of blockchain faces barriers such as low environmental awareness, disbelief in the effectiveness of this technology, and low technical capacity of human resources. Given the novelty of the subject, more scientific studies should be produced on the traceability of waste in recycling and reuse processes with evidence of the benefits associated with blockchain in the reverse and sustainable chain.
    Keywords: reverse logistics; circular economy; Industry 4.0; systematic literature review; traceability; decentralisation; smart contracts.