Author Guidelines



1. TST is a journal dedicated to the publication of research papers about the history of transports, services and telecommunications. The first issue appeared in 2001 and it is a biannual publication (March and October). It may also publish monographic issues in January.

2. The Journal will publish those original papers (written in any official language of the European Union) that have the academic and scientific accuracy, which are related to the study of transports, services and telecommunications from a historical perspective.

3. Papers shall be submitted by e-mail, in Word format or similar, to Texts must be single-spaced typewritten in 12 points size, with a maximum of 12,000 words including footnotes, charts, maps, graphs and bibliography.

4. The first page shall contain the title of the paper and the personal details of the author(s): academic affiliation, business address, contact telephone and e-mail address, and two abstracts written in Spanish and English no longer than 200 words; as well as the reference of four keywords and four JEL codes in both languages.

5. Include reference citations in the text, indicating the surname(s) of the author(s) and the year of publication, as well as the pages if necessary. Example: Salerno (2002, p. 220). If the work cited is by three or more authors, give the surname(s) of the first author only, followed by “et al.” If several articles by the same author(s) published in the same year are mentioned, add the letters a, b, c (etc.) to the end of the year.

Specify the sources (archives, newspaper libraries, businesses, etc.) consulted in a section before the reference list.

Limit the final reference list to the publications actually cited, separating the primary archive sources from the secondary references for books, articles and so forth.

List the references alphabetically, according to the following models:

Book: Persson, Karl Gunnar, 1999. Grain markets in Europe 1500-1900. Cambridge University Press.
Collective books: Bardet, Jean-Pierre et Jacques Dupâquier, 1997 (dir.). Histoire des populations européennes, t. 1: Des origines aux prémices de la révolution démographique. Fayard, Paris
Book chapters: Panta, Lorenzo del, 1989. “Population growth, urbanization and regional differentials in Italy during the Nineteenth Century (1796-1914)” in Lawton, Richard and Robert Lee (eds.). Urban population development in Western Europe from the Late-Eighteenth to the early-twentieth century. Liverpool University Press: 258-269
Journal articles: Gregory, Ian N. and Jordi Martí-Henneberg, 2010. “The Railways, Urbanization, and Local Demography in England and Wales, 1825-1911”. Social Science History, 34/2: 199-228.

For any other type of documentation or source used (working papers, electronic texts, presentations in congresses, legislation, etc.), follow the Harvard style rules for references or the author-year system.

6. In-text quotations shall always be in inverted commas and the comments introduced by the author must be in square brackets so as to clearly distinguish them from the quoted text. If the author chooses to separate the quotations from the body of the text, these must appear in an independent paragraph, also in inverted commas, indented 1 cm, and 10 points type.

7. Notes shall be put at the foot of the page, numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals and in superscript. Bibliographic citations should include the surname of the author(s), year of publication and page number(s). Example: Salerno (2002, p. 220).

8. Charts, graphs and other critical apparatus must be numbered consecutively and identified by their corresponding titles, with the sources being clearly stated.


The Editorial Board of the journal will be responsible for reviewing recently published books. Proposals can be sent to Authors and publishers are invited to send them. Reviews must be written in Word or other similar format, with a maximum of 1,200 words. They must be submitted to the same e-mail address.