European Transport Research Review

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The European Transport Research Review–An Open Access Journal (ETRR) is an online scientific platform aiming at disseminating research results in the field of transport. The main scope and mission of the Journal is to provide a forum for the publication of high quality scientific papers in the field of transport in general, and a dissemination medium for new ideas and developments that originate in, or are of interest to, the European transport research community. 

There are three aspects of the Journal’s concept that mark a distinct difference to the other journals in the field of transport; first, it is the open access configuration that makes it easily and widely available through the internet with a minimum of constraints and costs; second, it provides focus on issues of special interest to European transport research, its funding bodies and supervising organisations; third, it is clearly oriented towards researchers and practitioners as well.
The Journal considers primarily research papers in English, on both theorical as well as applied research, whose excellence and content represent an important contribution to transport research in Europe.

For the first issue of the journal, the Call for papers was opened until 19 September 2008. Authors were notified of acceptance or rejection by 31 October 2008 and final versions of accepted papers were submitted by 14 November 2008.
The first papers were online in January/March 2009. After this first issue, the journal has adopted a permanent submission system. In July 2009, the second issue was published, including a preface by EU-Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potocnik. End of 2013, 20 ETRR publications were issued, which represents a total of 128 articles in 5 volumes.

ETRR has an Impact Factor of 1.758 (2017), indexed in the following Thomson Reuters products and services:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Social Sciences Citation Index®
  • Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition
  • Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Current Contents®/Engineering Computing and Technology

Proposals should be submitted through the “Online Submission System”, which is accessible here.

The ETRR leaflet can be downloaded here , and the Springer ETRR leaflet here.

Check also the ETRR Infographics Facts and figures at a glance.

Read the latest ETRR publication.

ETRR will publish a selection of the best articles submitted to TRA2018

The journal website is available online at

For more information, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Kart Geurs (

Prof. Karst Geurs from the University of Twente (The Netherlands) is the appointed Editor in Chief of the journal as of January 1st 2017. Prof. Geurs has previously been involved in ETRR as Associate Editor.

Dr. Maria Boiléis Research Director at the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport
-HIT (Greece) and is appointed Chair of the Advisory Board as of 1 July 2016. She has been involved in the ETRR Advisory Board since 2011.

The mission statement of the ETRR is available.



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