The Journal of Transport History

Editor: Gordon Pirie
ISSN: 0022-5266 (Print)
ISSN: 1759-3999 (Online)
Biannual (June and December)

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In existence for over 50 years, The Journal of Transport History publishes the best scholarly articles and research on the history of transport, travel, tourism and mobility, including their relationship with planning and policy. The journal brings together original work by academic researchers and transport and mobility enthusiasts, and curators and researchers from the museum world. It also contains special sections with Research Notes, Surveys & Speculations, short essays on related topics, Museum and Exhibition Reviews, as well as an extensive book review section of both English and non-English books.

The Journal of Transport History is the adopted Journal of the T2M - The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. Subscription to The Journal of Transport History is included in T2M membership fees.

Gordon Pirie, University of Cape Town

Deputy Editor:
Javier Vidal Olivares, Universidad de Alicante

Book Review Editors:
Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth
Massimo Moraglio, Berlin University of Technology

Exhibition and Museum Review Editor:
Jennifer Clark, University of New England

Editorial Board:
Lena Andersson-Skog, Umeå University
John Armstrong, Previously University of West London
Hans-Liudger Dienel, Berlin University of Technology
Colin Divall, University of York
Guillaume de Syon, Albright College
Louise Dyble, University of California, Berkeley
Mathieu Flonneau, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Dorian Gerhold, Roehampton University
Peter J. Lyth, University of Nottingham
Michèle Merger, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
Corinne Mulley, University of Sydney
Bruce Pietrykowski, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Laurent Tissot, International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism, Switzerland
Thomas Zeller, University of Maryland, College Park
Notes for Contributors

The JTH publishes scholarly research on the histories of all instances of transport, travel, tourism and mobility, including their relationship with planning and policy. Submissions may be original research essays of up to 8,000 words (including endnotes), short surveys / speculations (up to 2,000 words), or reviews of transport history museums and exhibitions (1,500 words).
Articles accepted for publication should be prepared according to the journal's guidelines exactly. Final submissions which depart substantially from the JTH house style will be returned for revision.
  • The preferred word processing format is MS Word. PDFs cannot be accepted.
  • An abstract (120 words or less) and 3 to 6 selected key words should be included at the beginning of the article and entered into ScholarOne during online submission.
  • Upload a separate Title Page at step 6 of the online file upload procedure, that includes the paper title, author name(s), affiliation(s), professional biography (less than 100 words), acknowledgements (and any other identifying information) as you would like them to appear in the final, published article.
  • Figures should be submitted as separate files and with a high resolution (see guidelines). Figures embedded within Word documents will not be accepted.
  • See the author resources page for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.
Online submissions are made via the JTH ScholarOne website:
  • New users will need to first create an account. Once logged in, submissions can be made through the Author Center.
  • If you require assistance with the ScholarOne site, see the ‘Get Help Now’ link in the upper right corner to access the Author Guidelines, contact the ScholarOne team or search the FAQs.
  • Contact the JTH Editor at if you are not able to use the online submissions procedure.
Submissions should help to advance knowledge and debate about past mobilities and transport. New evidence, argument, angles of approach and analytical perspectives are particularly welcome.

Intending contributors are encouraged to scan previous issues of the JTH to get a feel for the types of papers which are published, and the standards of scholarship expected. Researchers are welcome to submit an article proposal or outline to the Editor before committing to a full submission to the JTH.

Open Access
MUP Open provides authors or their institutions and funders with the option of paying a fee and making an article permanently and immediately available for free online. Authors can also self-archive their Accepted Manuscript in an institutional repository after the final version of the article has been published.

For more information on Open Access and journals, see here.

Subscription Information

Rates for 2015:


Online only £151 / $266 / €195
Print and online £165 / $310 / €217

Available through membership of T2M

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