Calls for papers


International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics


Special Issue on: "Logistics and Maritime Studies on One Belt One Road"

Guest Editors:
Achim Czerny and Meifeng Luo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

The blueprint of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is to connect the vibrant East Asian economic circle and the developed European economic circle and encompass all of the countries that have significant potential for economic development. One of the key objectives of the OBOR initiative is to increase connectivity and economic development along both the land-based and oceangoing routes through the movement of goods, services, information, and people.

This special issue will provide a forum to address the various issues associated with the OBOR initiative from the perspective of logistics and maritime studies. It will also serve as a platform to facilitate international research and industrial collaboration to examine the multifaceted issues related to the OBOR.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the One Belt One Road (OBOR2016) , but we also strongly encourage authors unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maritime economics and business
  • Air transport
  • Transport strategy
  • Safety and security
  • Infrastructure supply
  • Supply chain management
  • Operations management
  • Transport modes
  • International trade
  • Shipping finance

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 August, 2016

Notification to authors: 30 November, 2016