About the Journal

The field of transportation is experiencing revolutionary changes due to rapid innovations in technology and operations. For example, new vehicle technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles are changing the dynamics of infrastructure planning, construction and maintenance. Shared mobility services (ridesharing, micromobility, ride-hailing) are reshaping travel demand, travel behavior and the economics of transportation. Practitioners and researchers who are dealing with these rapid developments could benefit from quick access to the latest research. However, typical turnaround times for publishing full-length research articles in major journals, though improved from a decade ago, have not kept pace with recent rapid innovations. Journal of Modern Mobility Systems (JMMS) fills this gap by publishing peer-reviewed research briefs (1700 words or less1) in a timely manner. Turnaround time for JMMS articles is targeted to be 3 months or less. To merit publication in JMMS, the submitted articles should highlight a significant new discovery or an innovative methodology that is of interest to the community of transportation practitioners and researchers at large in areas related to modern mobility systems. The journal scope includes a broad range of research topics in transportation policy, planning, systems analysis, engineering, technological innovations and societal impact related to MMS.

If you want to submit a paper to this journal, MS Word Template for the paper can be downloaded from here

Journal details:

  • Publisher: Mason Publishing (George Mason University).
  • Distribution: On-line only.
  • Publication Frequency: Immediately after acceptance. Currently archival is done yearly. Our goal is to to move towards bi-monthly archival.
  • Indexing: Currently indexed by CrossRef and Google Scholar. Will be indexed in DOAJ and other premier indexing avenues as soon as the eligibility criteria are met. 
  • Article processing fee: Currently there is no fee to publish in JMMS.
  • Sponsors2:
    • Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE), George Mason University.
    • Association of Transportation Professionals of Indian Origin (ATPIO).
  • ISSN: 2644-2388

1The limit of 1700 words was adapted from the now discontinued extended abstract format used for TRB annual meeting proceedings. Length exceptions may be made for some papers with proper justification. In no case the length of the abstract and paper should exceed 200 and 2000 words, respectively. 

2 Sponsors provide financial support to bear the costs associatged with publishing JMMS so that the authors and readers are not charged. We welcome all sponsors - individuals,  not-for profit entities or corporations. Your sponsorship to the journal may be federal tax deductable in the USA. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Mohan Venigalla, Chief Editor.