We are pleased to announce the creation of the Transportation Research Network (TransportRN), which focuses on 11 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for transportation scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early-stage research.



The following TransportRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE & FREIGHT DISTRIBUTION

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Description:This area includes content that concerns a mobility scale that spans nations and often continents, and is subject to geopolitical considerations such as who controls trade routes, and the forms of competition or cooperation within trade relations.


TRANSPORT, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

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Description:This area includes research concerning the ways in which the consumption of energy for transportation purposes impacts the environment.


TRANSPORTATION & GEOGRAPHY

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Description:This area includes topics concerning the mobility of people, freight and information and their spatial organization. It considers attributes and constraints related to the origin, destination, extent, nature, and purpose of movements.


TRANSPORTATION & THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE

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Description:This area includes topics concerning how the reciprocal relationship between the spatial structure and transportation networks involves both the physical reality, such as landscape, and the requirements of origin, destination and routing.


TRANSPORTATION EDUCATOR: COURSES, CASES & TEACHING

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Description:This area includes content that supports high quality student learning in transportation and related disciplines. The topic also involves the development and adoption of effective practices in teaching and learning.


TRANSPORTATION MODES

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Description:This area includes topics that distinguish between the different means of conveyance, such as transport by air, water, and land; and includes rail, road and off-road transport.


TRANSPORTATION NEGATIVE RESULTS

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Description:This area includes content in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not borne out by the results. The negative results eJournal includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.


TRANSPORTATION PLANNING & POLICY

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Description:This area includes content concerned with the development of a set of constructs and propositions that are established to achieve particular objectives relating to social, economic, and environmental development, and the functioning and performance of the transport system.


TRANSPORTATION TERMINALS

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Description:This area includes any location where passengers and freight either originates, terminates, or is handled in the transportation process.


TRANSPORTATION, ECONOMY & SOCIETY

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Description:This area includes the examination of the essential relationship between modes of transport and their economic and social impact.


URBAN TRANSPORTATION

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Description:This area includes content concerned with how city transportation systems deal with moving a high density of persons and goods.




HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
You can subscribe to these areas at no cost, by clicking on the "subscribe" links listed above.

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SSRN's LIBRARY
SSRN's searchable library contains abstracts, full bibliographic data, and author contact information for more than 827,200 papers, more than 405,400 authors, and full text for more than 702,300 papers. This content can be accessed at http://papers.ssrn.com.

SSRN supports open access by allowing authors to upload papers to the platform for free through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at http://hq.ssrn.com - and by providing free downloading of those papers.

Downloads from SSRN in the past 12 months total more than 13 million, with more than 130.9 million downloads since inception.

SSRN's PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Searching on an individual's name in the author field on our search page at http://ssrn.com/search provides a directory of scholars that includes contact information for authors, including email, postal, telephone, and fax information.

SSRN's MISSION
SSRN's objective is to provide rapid, worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost. In pursuit of this objective, we allow authors to upload papers without charge. And, any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free, worldwide.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH NETWORK
The Transportation Research Network (TransportRN) hosts research content. You can subscribe to new content notifications through the SSRN User HeadQuarters at http://hq.ssrn.com.

Sincerely,

Transportation Research Network

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