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Author's Instruction and Article Submissions

About the Magazine

Public Roads is a bimonthly, fact-based magazine of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), focusing on innovations in Federal highway policies, programs, and research and technology; critical national transportation issues; important activities and achievements of the highway community; specific FHWA programs; and other subjects of interest to highway industry professionals. The magazine serves as a tool to facilitate knowledge sharing and technology transfer.

The reading audience includes FHWA employees; international, national, State, and local transportation officials; members of highway-related professional societies and associations; researchers at technical libraries and technology transfer centers; professors and students of engineering and traffic management; members of appropriate congressional committees; and others interested in highway research and technology and in FHWA policies and programs.

Guidelines for Feature Articles

When preparing a manuscript for submission, please follow the guidelines presented below to ensure that your article is considered for publication.

General Style

Technical Requirements for Article Submission

Quotations and Citations from Experts

Fact-Checking and References

Note: Public Roads does not typically print references (except in an abbreviated format indicated earlier), endnotes, or footnotes in the magazine. (However, at an author’s request, references may be posted in the online version of Public Roads.)

FHWA Technical and Policy Review

Photos and Other Visuals

Deadlines for Submission of Original Manuscript
Issue Deadline
January/February July 1
March/April October 1
May/June December 10
July/August February 1
September/October March 21
November/December May 21

Manuscripts and all accompanying materials should be submitted on CD-ROM to Public Roads Managing Editor, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, Room F-204, McLean, VA 22101.


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