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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Paper Review Schedule

June 1: Submission site opens   ♦   August 1: Submission site closes   ♦   August 15 - October 15: Paper review   ♦   October 30: Paper decisions sent   ♦   December 1: Revised papers due


*Please note that you do not need to begin a submission to gain access to the TRR. Please click here for futher instructions.*


2021 TRB Annual Meeting Presentation Submission Requirements:

  • File Format: PDF
  • All papers must be submitted in English
  • Include a title page with title, authors, affiliations, and word count
  • Include all coauthor names, affiliations, and email addresses
  • ORCiD numbers are optional, but encouraged
  • Tables and figures should be embedded in the text, near the text that discusses the item
  • 8.5x11 page with normal margins
  • The title should have the first letter of each word capitalized, except for conjunctions, prepositions, and articles
  • Font: Times Roman font, 10 pt size or larger
  • Single spaced
  • Line numbers are required (restart numbering on each page)
  • Page numbers are required
  • Manuscript Length: The length of each paper, including the abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, and tables, must not exceed 7,500 words. Each table counts as 250 words. Papers not meeting this requirement may be withdrawn from the peer review process at any time. Abstract (250 words max). 
  • References should be numbered and called out in numerical order in the text

View Sample Paper

We reserve the right to withdraw papers:

  •  In excess of 7500 words, excluding figures
  •  Figures and Tables not embedded in text
  •  Requiring extensive language editing
  •  Missing coauthors in the submission system

View additional Criteria for Desk Rejections


About the Review Process:

The TRB Annual Meeting peer review process is used for all presentations submitted to TRB’s Annual Meeting. The process is organized by TRB’s standing technical committees under the supervision of TRB staff. A minimum of two reviews is required for a decision to be made on a submission for presentation.

Papers submitted for Presentation and Publication will first go through the TRB Annual Meeting peer review process described above. The committee entering the decision will come to two conclusions. First, a decision will be made on if your paper will be accepted or rejected for presentation in the annual meeting. They will also make a recommendation on if your paper should be reviewed for publication by the TRR Editorial Board. If so, the TRR Editorial Board will perform additional steps of review and come to an independent publication decision. The publication decision may or may not match the decision you received for presentation due to the different scopes of each reviewing body.