24 March 2016

Call for papers: "Logistics and Maritime Studies on One Belt One Road"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics.

The blueprint of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is to connect the vibrant East Asian economic circle and the developed European economic circle and encompass all of the countries that have significant potential for economic development. One of the key objectives of the OBOR initiative is to increase connectivity and economic development along both the land-based and oceangoing routes through the movement of goods, services, information, and people.

This special issue will provide a forum to address the various issues associated with the OBOR initiative from the perspective of logistics and maritime studies. It will also serve as a platform to facilitate international research and industrial collaboration to examine the multifaceted issues related to the OBOR.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the One Call One Road (OBOR2016) , but we also strongly encourage authors unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Maritime economics and business
  • Air transport
  • Transport strategy
  • Safety and security
  • Infrastructure supply
  • Supply chain management
  • Operations management
  • Transport modes
  • International trade
  • Shipping finance

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 August 2016
Notification to authors: 30 November 2016

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