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Elsevier announces the launch of a new journal: Vehicular Communications

First issue now available for free online on ScienceDirect

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New York, April 1, 2014 -- Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch a new journal, Vehicular Communications. The journal will be published quarterly, and focusses on the growing area of communications between vehicles and roadside communication infrastructure. The first issue is now available for free on ScienceDirect.

Advances in wireless communications and its ubiquitous nature now allow for access to communication infrastructure on highways by passengers in vehicles. Effort is underway to extend this wireless technology to allow communication between vehicles and also to roadside communication infrastructure. There is a huge wealth of information collected by sensors in vehicles and smart phones carried by passengers. Communication with and between vehicles will allow the collection of this information which can be used to increase the safety of vehicles, provide guidance and assistance to drivers, and used for entertainment.

Vehicular Communications aims to publish research on all areas related to communications between vehicles and roadside communication infrastructure, focusing on issues related to among others, routing, safety, physical layer, deployment and field testing, protocol design, reducing energy consumption, standardization. Advances in wireless communications are making the sharing of information in real time easier between vehicles and infrastructure. This has led to applications to increase both the safety of vehicles and enable efficient communication between passengers and the Internet.

Editor -in-chief of the journal, Mohammed Atiquzzaman, Professor of Computer Science at The University of Oklahoma, USA, said of the launch, "Vehicular communications is experiencing phenomenal growth, with increasing levels of funding and research efforts around the globe. I am very excited that Vehicular Communications will provide a venue to publish and archive the research results from various projects carried out around the globe by government and industry in the rapidly increasing area of vehicular communications."

Liyue Zhao, Publisher of Computer Networks, Communications and Microelectronics Journals at Elsevier, said, "The launch of this journal is very timely given the announcement of U.S. Department of Transportation to enable vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology for light vehicles early this year. We are thrilled to launch this journal; it will fill in a long time gap of a need for a journal focused vehicle communication. In addition to being a home to archive research results, it will publish special issues on alternative topics in the field."


The first issue of Vehicular Communications is available for free on ScienceDirect.

For more information or to submit an article, go to Vehicular Communications

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey— and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange.

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