Call for Special Issues – SAE International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy 

In our ongoing efforts to make the SAE International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy the strongest in the field, we welcome qualified researchers from industry, academia, and government to devise special issue concepts for an upcoming issue of our new, peer-reviewed Journal. Special issues are an excellent way to promote dynamic new topics and provide organizers with a rewarding way to showcase their credentials and expertise in the field. Special issue creators may even be eligible to serve on our distinguished editorial board. 

To get started, choose a dynamic “hot” topic that fits within the aims and scope of the Journal and confer with Editor-in-Chief Srikanth Pilla ( If the proposal is accepted, the organizer would serve as “Guest Editor” for the special issue. As Guest Editor, responsibilities include drafting and circulating a Call for Papers, which would also be posted on SAE International’s website. Furthermore, Guest Editors are responsible for actively soliciting manuscripts to ensure enough papers for the issue.  

As manuscripts are submitted to our Editorial Manager submission and peer-review system, they will be assigned to the Guest Editor for handling of the peer-review and revision process. Our Journal conducts a rigorous peer-review process – three reviews are required, submissions will go through at least one round of revisions, and the Editor-in-Chief grants final approval.  

Upon successful completion and publication of the special issue, the Guest Editor will then succeed to the Journal’s editorial board – an exciting opportunity for scholars at any stage in their careers.  

If interested, please contact Editor-in-Chief Srikanth Pilla ( and the SAE editorial office ( to discuss your ideas and next steps. In your email, please provide a detailed abstract of your special issue concept, as well as a CV/resume. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you toward the promotion and publication of a compelling special issue. 

Aims and Scope 

The SAE International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment, & Policy is a new peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the exchange of novel, innovative, and transdisciplinary ideas on incorporating and enhancing sustainability from environmental, energy, engineering, public policy, social, and economic perspectives over the entire life cycle of automobiles, aircrafts, and other transportation systems that span across diverse landscapes. In particular, this Journal focuses on combining the engineering perspective with one or more of the other aforementioned topics to analyze the potential ways of improving the environmental performance of the transport sector. 

The scope includes the development of environmental and socio-economic metrics, advancements in and application of analytics and costing methodologies, and the assessment of environmental impacts via the use of various methodologies to assess and compare the different aspects of sustainable transportation. The Journal also welcomes studies that assess and highlight the impact and contribution of proposed and actual transport policies, as well as of emerging/proposed technologies on the different aspects of sustainable transport related to energy and our environment. For more information, please visit the journal's website