Putting the blue pencil away and taking down the name board

Richards, Martin
November 2013
Transportation;Nov2013, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p1087
Academic Journal
This paper, indeed the complete Issue, is a personal indulgence, but one I think I am allowed as my last contribution to Transportation, after 40 Volumes, first as Editor then Editor in Chief; covering the whole of the life of the Journal to date. I open with a history of the Journal, first is its ownership, followed by a record of those who have wielded a blue pencil over its first 40 Volumes and then recognise some of the many others who have contributed to our work, our success, over the Volumes. I next reflect on my experience as Editor in the hope of being able to pass on some of what I have learned to my successors and to others editing like journals, before explaining the rationale for the other papers I have selected for inclusion. Finally, and here is the real indulgence, I express some personal views on transport education, research, policy and planning.


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