More publishing opportunities in the TRA2020 – Special Issue considered for Utilities Policy


TRA2020 plans for a Special Issue of Utilities Policy. The aim of the Special Issue will be to highlight the new ideas, new approaches and new paradigms regarding the governance and economics of transport services and transport networks. The Special Issue will consist of selected papers submitted for TRA2020.

The Special Issue will focus on the economics and governance of networked industries, with special focus on transport. All modes of transport are covered: road, rail, maritime, aviation, and non-motorised. The sector faces challenges because of climate change, sustainable finance, and societal pressures. These challenges apply to both passenger and freight transport.

The Special Issue provisionally titled as “The new economics and governance of transport networks and services”will be guest-edited by Dr. Pekka Leviäkangas from VTT, Professor Lauri Ojala from Turku School of Economics and Dr. Timo Välilä from the University College London.

Utilities Policy is a leading peer-reviewed resource for academic researchers, government officials, industry professionals, sector analysts, and consultants in the global utilities policy community. The impact factor for the journal is 2.098 and its Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Janice Beecher. The journal website can be found at:

The Special issue will base on selected TRA2020 papers

The Special Issue will consist of papers submitted for the Transport Research Arena 2020, reviewed and selected by the aforementioned editor team. For the Special Issue to be published, at least 5-12papers with good quality and suitable scope are needed. The Call for Submissions of the TRA2020 can be found here:

When submitting their works, authors should make an explicit note if they wish their manuscript to be considered for this Special Issue in Utilities Policy.

According to the TRA2020 process, the manuscripts should be available by the end of 2019 in a TRA format. Changing the format to Utilities Policy requirements will take approximately 2-3 additional months, so the foreseen completion of the Special Issue is April 2020.

Further information: Dr. Pekka Leviäkangas,, +358 40 6411 496