Call for Authors - *SAGE Encyclopedia of Transportation**: Social Science
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to *The Encyclopedia of
Transportation: Social Science and Policy*, a new 4-volume reference to be
published by SAGE Publications. Article submission deadline is May 12, 2013.
How are decisions about transportation priorities and policies made? What
are the social costs when highways divide communities or leave them behind,
or when an airport is expanded near a poor neighborhood? In an age of
indiscriminate terrorism, how do we secure key nodes on transport systems
in ways that don’t unreasonably constrict those very systems? Should
transportation systems be publicly or privately funded and managed? What
are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities?
*The Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy* will
address such questions and introduces students to the vital topic of
transportation via the lens of multiple disciplines within the social
sciences and related fields including geography, public policy, business,
and economics. Standing apart from existing reference works on
transportation focusing on historical or on technical aspects; this
academic work is centered on current social, economic, and policy aspects.
Four volumes are included in the set containing approximately 700 signed
entries with cross-references and suggestions for further readings. The
signed articles are accompanied by pedagogical elements, including the
Reader’s Guide, Chronology of Transportation Policy, Resource Guide,
Glossary, and thorough index.
This comprehensive project will be marketed to academic and public
libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the
library’s electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing
each submission to the project, is Dr. Mark Garrett, Ohio State University.
If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is
a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature,
redefining sociological issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a
notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing
credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book
credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for
contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.
The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we
will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select
topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, the Style
and Submission Guidelines and the Reader’s Guide will be provided which
detail article specifications.
Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing
credentials in related disciplines.
Director of Author Management
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