Call for Chapters:

“Highway Engineering”


ISBN 978-953-51-5609-3

Book edited by:

Hamid Yaghoubi (View profile)
Iran Maglev Technology (IMT), Director

1. Chapter Proposal submission (1 page long): April 03, 2017
Expected Chapter Proposal review results: May 01, 2017

2. Full Chapter submission (14-20 pages long): June 30, 2017
Expected Full Chapter Review results: August 29, 2017
Expected publication date in November 2017

About the book

Highway engineering is an engineering discipline branching from civil engineering that involves the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, bridges, and tunnels to ensure safe and effective transportation of people and goods. “Highway Engineering” book will include the main topics and basic principles of highway engineering and provide the full scope of current information necessary for effective and cost-conscious contemporary highway. The book will aim to reflect new engineering and building developments, the most current design methods, as well as the latest industry standards and policies. This book will comprehensively cover basic theory and practice in sufficient depth to provide a solid grounding to highway engineers and provide a valuable reference for all professors, researchers, engineers, practicing professionals, trainee practitioners, students and others interested in highway projects. 


The area of interest and scope of the project can be described with (but are not limited to) the following keywords:

Engineering, Civil, Highway, Road, Transportation, Traffic, Structural, Bridge, Tunnel, Geotechnic, Design, Urban planning and development, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Construction, Management, Operation, Maintenance, Rehabilitation, Strengthening, Pavement, Testing, Material, Bituminous mixtures, Asphalt, Safety, Risk, Signing and lighting, Retaining walls, Noise barriers, Culverts, Drainage, Financing, Value engineering, Life Cycle Cost (LCC), Environmental issues, Standards and Methods, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD), Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Authors are not limited in terms of topic, but encouraged to present a chapter proposal that best suits their current research efforts. Later, when all chapter proposals are collected, the editor will provide a more specific direction of the book.  

Types of papers

We accept theoretical and applied scientific papers which can be presented as original research papers and review papers. The required length of the full chapters is 14-20 pages.

Some of the authors contributing to this book so far:

  • Dr. S M Kamal Hossain
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
  • Ph.D. Student Mahtab Joueiai
    Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Ph.D. Student Silvia Cristina Justo Fernandes Nobre Araujo
    University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Dr. Mohammed Hadi Nahi
    Institute of Biological Sciences University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Dr. Ilker Erkan
    Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
  • Dr. Anjana Sadanandan
    National Institute of Technology, India
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The Article Processing Charge (APC) is 890 EUR per chapter.
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