PUBLICATIONS

IEEE ITS Magazine

About ITS Magazine

 

Scope

The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (ITSM) publishes peer-reviewed articles that provide innovative research ideas and application results, report significant application case studies, and raise awareness of pressing research and application challenges in all areas of intelligent transportation systems. In contrast to the highly academic publication of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, the ITS Magazine focuses on providing needed information to all members of IEEE ITS society, serving as a dissemination vehicle for ITS Society members and the others to learn the state of the art development and progress on ITS research and applications. High quality tutorials, surveys, successful implementations, technology reviews, lessons learned, policy and societal impacts, and ITS educational issues are published as well. The ITS Magazine also serves as an ideal media communication vehicle between the governing body of ITS society and its membership and promotes ITS community development and growth.

 

Topics

The Magazine addresses a range of ITS focused topics including:

  • Road, Rail, Air, and Water Transportation Systems

  • Integration of Multi-modal Transportation Systems

  • Transportation Systems Data Mining

  • Sensor Data Processing, Analysis and Visualisation

  • Infrastructure Sensors and On-board Vehicle Sensors

  • Communication (V2V, V2I)

  • Social, Economic, and Environmental impact

  • Field Trials & Results Validation Reports

  • Control (Traffic and Vehicle)

  • Decision Systems

  • Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Reliability and Safety

  • Standards & Public Policies

  • Technology Forecast & Transfer

  • Artificial Intelligence Technologies for ITS. This topic appears as a separate section of the Magazine and is publishing short peer-reviewed papers only.

ITS Magazine is also interested in publishing futuristic views on transportation systems and a vision on how transportation scenarios may look like and operate in the distant future. Submissions from industry practitioners on field trials and validation of results from deployment of ITS solutions, products and systems are highly sought after.

In addition to its task of publishing the best source of reference in the ITS field, the IEEE - ITS Magazine also publishes a variety of news of interest to ITS Society members.

 

Paper Submission Types

 

Authors may submit

  • Regular Research Papers

    If you wish to submit your new theory, or an algorithm, which is underpinned with data obtained only through modelling of purely hypothetical scenarios, you will receive advice from us to consider submitting your manuscript to one of our sister periodicals, namely, Transactions on ITS and/or Transactions on IV.

    Otherwise, we will gladly initiate the review process of your manuscript if it provides a technical insight into your theory, or your algorithm, and is underpinned by data from experimental and/or field testings including the validity analysis.

     

  • Short Research Papers (only for submissions to the section on “Artificial Intelligence Technologies for ITS")

  • Tutorials

  • Surveys Papers

  • Technical Reports on Successful Field Trials and Deployments

  • Papers on Policy and/or Educational Issues

    Your manuscript should provide a practical insight into, and address unique challenges and experiences from, implementing a new policy or an educational concept.  It is recommended to include suggestions on further needed adjustments of the current technical solution(s) in order to make them implementable and able to resolve the issue(s). Your manuscript will not be favourable considered if it tends to offer a concept level observation & discussion only.
     

  • Review Papers on Emerging Trends in the field of interest to ITSS

  • Papers on ITS Technology Reviews & Advancements including ITS-focused Artificial Intelligence

All paper types, including those submitted to the section on “Artificial Intelligence Technologies for ITS" are reviewed by independent reviewers. The Editorial Board makes paper acceptance decisions. Currently, approx. 23% of all manuscripts submitted to IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine are accepted for publishing.

In addition to publishing peer-reviewed papers, the Magazine also includes:

 

Paper Submission Information

The Paper Page Excess Fee Policy

     1. All paper types submitted on/after 01 January 2019 are subject to this policy.

     2. The paper page excess fee applies to accepted papers only.

     3. A paper page excess fee will be applied immediately after uploading the paper final files to Xplore.  This will                 allow to "freeze" the page count before the design & printing stage, which may alter the final page count.                     Therefore, the paper page excess fee will not be established based on the number of pages in the printed                   version of the paper but, rather based on the number of paper pages in the final file submitted by authors to the           Magazine.

     4. The paper page excess fee of $100USD per excess page will apply.   

     5. No paper page excess fee will apply if:

  • Regular Research Paper consists of up to 8 pages

  • Short Research Paper consists of up to 4 pages

  • Review Paper consists of up to 12 pages

  • Practitioner Paper consists of up to 12 pages

     6. The corresponding author will be requested to make a payment.

     7. No extension of the set payment deadline will be granted.

     8. Paper will be removed from Xplore if its page excess fee is not paid by the set payment deadline.

Guidelines

  • Compliance with the standard IEEE double-column paper format is required.

  • Regular technical papers may consist of up to 8 pages

  • Short technical papers may consist of up to 4 pages

  • Tutorials, Survey papers, Technical reports and Review papers may consist of up to 12 pages

  • The abstract should comprise no more than 150 words.

  • All the authors’ full names (not just initials) should be listed on the first page

  • All the authors’ bios, including photos, should also be included in the paper, at its end. The sketch should contain, in the following order, highest degree received (including the area of study and the name of the institution), major professional affiliations, your current position and technical interests, and postal and email addresses.

  • All illustrations and graphics must be cited in the text, numbered, and have descriptive captions. Graphics should show only the coordinated axes (or at most the major grid lines) to avoid dense, hard-to-read illustrations.

  • Please number your references in the alphabetical order according to the first author’s last name. Cite only published materials. Avoid listing multiple references for standards or methodologies that are well known to the community. Citations must include full publication information—for articles, this means listing all authors, the article name, the publication’s full name, the volume and issue number (or the month), the year of publication, and the pages cited. For conference proceedings, we need the article and the proceedings titles, the publisher, the year of publication, and the pages cited.

  • The following must be uploaded:

1. A PDF version of the paper text including the figures, tables, references, bios and all math (in the event         that there is a problem with the source files)

2. Source file for the text using either LaTeX or MSWord

3. Source files of the figures (tif, jpeg, ps, and eps formats). All should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi or     higher at the size it should print. Please keep in mind that image quality and resolution are very important       in reproducing graphics. Even though IEEE can accept many formats, we generally cannot improve the           graphics if they are poor quality when we receive them. Figures should be named fig1, fig2, fig2a, etc.

4. Name, mailing address, phone, FAX, and e-mail of corresponding author.
    This contact data will be used in case of questions and as address where complimentary copies of the             issue will be sent.

5. Bio-sketches (about 50 words) and high-resolutions photos of each of the authors. The photo should be         submitted as a high-resolution (300 dpi if possible) TIFF, or JPEG.

Submission site

Once all submission components are prepared in line with the guidelines, and ready for the upload, please submit your paper through the Manuscript Central site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itsm. There, please select the option “Magazine Regular Paper”.

Questions about the suitability of your paper

In the case of any doubt please do contact the Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief before making any attempt to submit your paper. The Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr Ljubo Vlacic, can be contacted via email: l.vlacic@griffith.edu.au or mob: +61 417 633 501.

Additional Resources

IEEE ITS Society EXCOM/BOG Meeting Minutes (accessible by EXCOM/BOG members)