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Aims and scope

European Transport Research Review (ETRR) is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original high-quality scholarly research and developments in areas related to transportation science, technologies, policy and practice. Established in 2008 by the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the Journal provides researchers and practitioners around the world with an authoritative forum for the dissemination and critical discussion of new ideas and methodologies that originate in, or are of special interest to, the European transport research community. The journal is unique in its field, as it covers all modes of transport and addresses both the engineering and the social science perspective, offering a truly multidisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, engineers and policymakers.

ETRR covers the following main areas of interest:

  • Freight transport and logistics
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Mobility and transport behavior
  • Transportation ergonomics and human factors
  • Transportation safety and security
  • Transportation planning and policy
  • Transportation economics
  • Transportation system management, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Environmental issues in transportation and climate change
  • Vehicle design & technology

Highway engineering, railway engineering, waterway transportation and air transport also fall into the journal’s scope. Of particular interest are topics like: transportation sustainability; accessibility and equity; technologies for improving network and vehicle efficiency; advances in integrated transport systems and intermodal transportation; traffic flow theory and modeling; IT technologies for transport data collection and analysis; innovative vehicle design; and strategies for vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The Journal encourages thematic collections of related articles from major European transport research projects, major conferences such as the TRA, ETC and WCTR, and international networks such as NECTAR.

ETRR is aimed at a readership including researchers, practitioners in the design and operation of transportation systems, and policymakers at the international, national, regional and local levels. While its focus is on Europe, it will be of interest to anyone wishing to learn from European experience or to develop new applications for European practice.

Open access

All articles published by the European Transport Research Review are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in the European Transport Research Review​​​​​​​ you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. European Transport Research Review therefore levies an article-processing charge of £900.00/$1410.00/€1150.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.  

Indexing services

All articles published in European Transport Research Review are included in:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Social Science Citation Index
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  • SCOPUS
  • ABI/INFORM
  • Academic OneFile
  • Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Current Contents/Engineering
  • Computing and Technology
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Academic Search
  • EBSCO TOC Premier
  • EI-Compendex
  • OCLC
  • ProQuest Business Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Materials Science & Engineering Database
  • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Technology Collection
  • SCImago
  • Summon by ProQuest
  • Transport Research International Documentation (TRID)
  • Transportation Information Research Services (TRIS)

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. European Transport Research Review has an Impact Factor of 1.758.

Peer-review policy

European Transport Research Review operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Citing articles in European Transport Research Review

Articles in European Transport Research Review should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Eur Transp Res Rev [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Eur Transp Res Rev 2009, 1:115.

1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to European Transport Research Review should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.

Why publish your article in European Transport Research Review?


High visibility

European Transport Research Review's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

European Transport Research Review offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through European Transport Research Review and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in European Transport Research Review gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in European Transport Research Review are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in European Transport Research Review may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in European Transport Research Review

Copyright

Authors of articles published in European Transport Research Review retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Selecting an APC payment method

All details on how to select your article-processing charge payment method during submission can be found here.

Institutional membership

Visit the membership page to check if your institution is a member and learn how you could save on article-processing charges (APCs).

Funding your APC

​​​​​​​Open access funding and policy support by SpringerOpen​​

​​​​We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding. Learn more here


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