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Monday, 13 April 2020 08:11

Request for contribution to Edited Volume on Railway Transportation: Region, Development and Economy

Respected Sir/Madam,

The proposal for an edited volume titled “Railway Transportation: Region, Development and Economy” will be submitted shortly to the Springer for their approval. In framing the list of potential contributors to the Volume, we humbly seek your kind permission to list you as an author for the same. We strongly believe that your contribution shall significantly enrich the proposed book as well as guide pertinent future research in this field.

Relevance of the Edited Volume

Railway is the most important developmental instrument of a region, province or country. Railway plays a very important role in economic development, urban growth, urban mobility, regional susceptibility, integrating markets and world trade and commerce. In meeting the increasing demand and supply, railway becomes the integral part of regional development in terms of both freight and passenger transportation.

The objective of the proposed book is to highlight the varying magnitude of railway transportation, its effects and externalities of mechanisms across the geographical spaces. Therefore, keeping in mind the regional development, economic growth and urban metamorphosis, a contributor may deliver the specific regional entity with scientific analysis of railway transport system. Railway transport related contemporary issues like railway infrastructural facilities, service quality, passenger mobility, passenger satisfaction, rail freight transportation, market demand, railway management system, technological development, urban transportation, railway planning, railway and environmental susceptibility, future trends of development, cross border trading etc. may be emphasised in the proposed book.

Submission Guideline

  • A suitable and brief title not exceeding 15 words in font size 14 should be given.
  • Author/authors affiliation is mandatory with their designation, institute, postal address, mobile number and email ID.
  • Abstracts should be written within 300 words along with 4 to 5 keywords.
  • Submission of manuscript must be in MS-Word format with all four sides 1-inch margin. Manuscript should be typed in Times New Roman with a 12 size and keep line spacing at 1.15.
  • Manuscript should contain the statement of problem, objective, research methodology and findings of the work.
  • Citations and reference should comply with APA style of referencing. Give example for book and journal.
  • Length of the manuscript should not exceed 4000-6000 words.

Submission of abstract/full manuscript must be sent to Dr. Saptarshi Mitra or Prof. Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

Time Line of Publication



Submission of Abstract

April 25, 2020

Full Paper Submission

May31, 2020

Intimation of First Review

June 30, 2020

Intimation of Second Review

August 31, 2020

Acceptance of Manuscript

October 31, 2020


The target reader includes academicians (University and College teachers and researchers) and organisations like RSAI (Regional Science Association, International) and RSAi (Regional Science Association, India). Students of Geography, Economics, Regional Science and Transport Planning (at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels) shall also benefit from having a concise volume on the railway transportation aspects of this region. We envisage that those associated with the economic development, environmental externalities shall also be interested, for the rich details of transport planning that the Volume shall contain. we further envisage that the appeal of the Volume shall be significantly enhanced.

Sections/Themes of the proposed Edited Volume

  • Section-I: Chronological Evolution of Railway Transport System
  • Section-II: Railway Transportation: Economy, Urbanization and Development
  • Section-III: Passengers Mobility and Passengers’ Perception on Railway Transport System
  • Section-IV: Railway Transport System: Future Planning and Policy Perspective

Manuscript submission and publishing timeline

On acceptance of the Book Proposal by the Publisher, we shall request your kind submission by the end of May, 2020. With subsequent incorporation of all submissions and completion of other editorial tasks, we envisage the Edited Volume to be published by first quarter of 2021.

We thus hope Sir, that you shall give your kind consent to be part of the above endeavour and also provide any valuable suggestions that may help us frame the Volume better and proceed smoothly towards its completion and publication. We look forward to your support in this matter and remain most grateful for the same.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

The Editors

Dr. Saptarshi Mitra

Prof. Sumana Bandyopadhyay

Prof. Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

Mr. Stabak Roy

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