Safety Science: PED2023 special issue

Based on the outcomes of the reviews from the PED2023 conference scientific committee, some authors have been invited to submit a manuscript to a Special Issue in the Safety Science journal.

Submission deadline: 30 September 2023 31 October 2023

Authors should submit their manuscript through the editorial manager portal of the Safety Science journal. To submit your paper please click here (

When submitting the paper through the editorial manager, please submit the article as PED2023 Special Issue item, selecting from the drop down menu of article type VSI:PED2023

There are no strict formatting requirements for submissions. This can be a PDF file or a Word document, in any format or lay-out that can be used by referees to evaluate your manuscript. Articles should though comply with the guide for authors provided by the journal:

Safety Science journal operates a double anonymized review process, so you should remove your identifying information when submitting your article.

The deadline for submission of your article is the 30th of September 2023.The review process will take place during fall 2023 and 2024 with target final decision dates in Spring 2024.


1) Is there a page limit to my article?

No, Safety Science does not have page limit to articles, but if your article is particularly long, we recommend you to contact the conference organizers at before submission.

2) If I do not want to use Word, is there a LaTeX template I can use?

Safety Science does not have strict formatting requirements, but you can find general instructions about LaTeX submissions from Elsevier here:

3) Is there a suggested format for references?

There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

4) Can I use generative AI to improve my manuscript?

Where authors use generative artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process, authors should only use these technologies to improve readability and language. Applying the technology should be done with human oversight and control. Authors should disclose in their manuscript the use of AI and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process providing a statement: During the preparation of this work the author(s) used [NAME TOOL / SERVICE] in order to [REASON]. After using this tool/service, the author(s) reviewed and edited the content as needed and take(s) full responsibility for the content of the publication.

Please note that authors are ultimately responsible and accountable for the contents of the work.

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