Call for Papers

Special Issue: June 2021 

“Criminality and Transportation within Sectors of the Economy” 


Since 2008, the Journal of Transportation Security has been a leader in disseminating new research, thought, and analysis for teachers, researchers, policy makers and practitioners who view transportation security as a critical element of our world.

To continue to stay current and relevant, JTRS is creating this Special Issue to have researchers detail the major trends, themes, context, and leanings around criminal activity and transport networks in a respective economic sector. 

Sectors could include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, postal, tobacco, cyber, finance, and free trade zones, among many, many others. 

Papers of 2,000–4,000 words are most welcome from scholars in any field. 

This Special Issue intends to publish as many submissions as possible; with the goal of building a more comprehensive understanding of how criminals interact with transportation networks across particular sectors of the economy. JTRS remains strongly multi-disciplinary and dedicated to diversity of thought across academic fields. 

Over the past ten years the Journal has featured articles from each of these varied areas of specialization: legal studies; supply chain management; engineering and technology; maritime and ocean transport; economics and business; emergency management; criminology; rail and mass transit; aviation security; geopolitics; public policy; education and knowledge management; cybersecurity and space; and road and inland transport. 

Guest editor for the Special Issue: Dr. Juha Hintsa, Cross-border Research Association (CBRA), Switzerland, juha.hintsa@cross-border.org 

CBRA website: www.cross-border.org

Abstracts Requested
We encourage all interested authors to first send 300-400 word abstracts to Dr. Hintsa, by 15 MARCH 2020. He will provide feedback to all potential authors by 30 APRIL 2020. https://www.springer.com/journal/12198

Download the call for papers here.