Journal of Road Safety

The Journal of Road Safety (JRS) is an international, scholarly, cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal focused wholly on road safety.

The Journal of Road Safety (JRS) accepts papers from all regions around the world and publishes a diverse range of high-quality papers on road safety from researchers, policymakers, program implementers, and other road safety experts. Our Editorial Board and reviewers ensure the best papers are accepted into the Journal, to provide a rich source of current knowledge, evidence, developments, and best practice to those interested in road safety.

How can I access the JRS?

The Journal is published quarterly (February, May, August, November) and electronic copies are emailed to members two weeks before publication, and again on the publication date. JRS articles are available online for free viewing or download at journalofroadsafety.org. If you would like to become a member and receive an exclusive preview of the Journal each quarter, please click here or contact admin@acrs.org.au

How can I contribute to the JRS?

There are a number of accepted article types that you can submit to the Journal, from peer-reviewed articles to contributed articles. You can visit the Author page to learn more about the requirements for each type, as well as to download the author instructions and Word template.

If your article is accepted into an edition of the JRS, you will be given the opportunity to write in our Author Corner in the Weekly Alert, our weekly e-newsletter. The Author Corner allows you to give some context to your article and tell readers a bit more about you and the work that you do.

Please feel free to reach out to journaleditor@acrs.org.au if you need help submitting to the JRS.

Mentoring of authors from LMICs 

The ACRS acknowledges that much can be learnt from experiences from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) to further improve global road safety, and documentation of road safety evidence directly from LMICs is not commonly available. The ACRS offers mentoring to authors who are from LMICs willing to publish their work in the Journal of Road Safety (JRS). As a mentee, depending on where you are in your road safety work, the mentoring process can involve developing, submitting, and/or editing a manuscript for the JRS. Depending on the topic, ACRS may find and connect you with an appropriate mentor. These mentoring relationships are expected to last up to 18 months but this timeframe should be negotiated by both parties. 

If you are looking to be mentored for a publication in the JRS, please reach out to journaleditor@acrs.org.au for more information.