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World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research
World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research


Special Issue on: "Systematic Literature Reviews in the Field of Intermodal Transportation"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Per Hilletofth, Jönköping University, Sweden
Dr. Cheng-Lung Wu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Márcio Lopes Pimenta, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

There is an increasing demand for transportation solutions that are responsive, safe, sustainable, smart and cost-efficient. This has resulted in increased emphasis on intermodal transportation systems.

The aim of this special issue is to generate systematic literature reviews in the field of intermodal transportation. Systematic literature reviews are responsible for integrating a number of research works on the same topic, summarising the common elements, contrasting the differences and extending the work in some fashion (Meredith, 1993; Seuring & Müller, 2008). Through robust and structured methodologies, the goal is to set an agenda for future research on important intermodal transportation topics. Accordingly, we are looking for submissions that identify new gaps in the literature, raise new research questions and develop propositions for further research. We are also looking for submissions that review contemporary topics.

Meredith, J. (1993), “Theory building through conceptual methods”, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol 13, No. 5, pp. 3-11
Seuring, S. & Müller, M. (2008), “From a literature review to a conceptual framework for sustainable supply chain management”. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol.16, pp.1699–1710.

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

  • 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

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.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email Prof. Per Hilletofth at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 December, 2018

Notification to authors: 30 March, 2019

Final versions due by: 30 May, 2019