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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

Who Can Submit

ITS only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of ITS. For additional information, please contact

How to Submit a Paper

  1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. If you have questions, please contact
  2. We will publish an abstract for your paper if you provide one. If it is not included in the body of your paper, please supply it as a separate file. Please select subject categories for your paper from the list of research areas listed below:
    Air Transportation
    Human Factors
    Intelligent Transportation
    Maritime Transportation
    Modeling and Network Analysis
    Pavements and Infrastructure
    Rail Transportation
    Traffic Operations
    Please also supply specific keywords. Include this information in the email message that accompanies your paper.
  3. Submit the paper by emailing it to In addition to the abstract, subject categories, keywords, and the author's or authors' names as you would like them to appear, please supply affiliation (department and university) and email address for each author.
  4. If you have any questions, contact

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.

How to Revise Your Paper

If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, please send the citation for the new version to We will be able to post the new citation on the repository site.

If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in "How to Submit"; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.