JTLU Transitions


The Journal of Transport and Land Use was founded in 2007, publishing its first issue in 2008. Since then, it has grown significantly to become the most widely cited open access journal in the field of transport. Published by the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, the journal has published about 500 articles between 2008 and 2022. It is now indexed by DOAJ, Google Scholar, JSTOR, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), and Scopus. It has also affiliated with the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research to be a major outlet for papers presented at the conference after undergoing a rigorous review process.

The journal had made transitions in 2019 when David Levinson, the Founding Editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use, passed the Editor-in-Chief role to Yingling Fan. As we enter the 16th year in 2023, Yingling Fan, who has served as the Editor-in-Chief for the past four years and has been an editor at the journal for the past eight years, is passing the baton to her University of Minnesota colleague Ying Song. Yingling will continue to be around but is devoting more energies to the development of two book projects “Indomitable Public Transportation” and “Understanding Everyday Life.”

Ying Song is Associate Professor of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on sustainable mobility and multimodal accessibility in urban space. Her work aims to promote equitable, green, and healthy transportation via cutting-edge geospatial data and methods. She has won several awards, including the most recent McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, to recognize her contribution to the field. She has served as an editor of the Journal of Transport and Land Use since 2019. See the full press release.