ETRR Journal

ECTRI considers the dissemination of scientific knowledge and research results essential. To support such dissemination, ECTRI created the European Transport Research Review (ETRR), an Open Access journal published by Springer.

The European Transport Research Review (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 alike.
The papers are published free of charge for authors and readers.
The Journal primarily considers 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.
Read the statement: ETRR Mission Statement.

The first volume of the Journal was published in 2009 and it has an Impact Factor of 4.3 (2022), as indexed by Clarivate’s Web of Science:

  • 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

ETRR Editor in Chief 

Prof. dr. Frank Witlox, currently, he is Head of Department and Senior Full Professor of Economic Geography at the Department of Geography of Ghent University (UGent, Belgium). He is the appointed Editor in Chief of the Journal since January 1, 2024. Prof. Witlox has been involved in ETRR as Associate Editor.

ETRR Advisory Board Chair

Magnus Lamp Dipl.-Ing. is the Program Director for Transport at the German Aerospace Center- DLR (Germany) and is the Chair of the Advisory Board. He has been involved in the ETRR Advisory Board since July 1, 2019.

European Transport Research Review (ETRR)

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For further information, please consult the ETRR leaflet and the funding information.

For enquiries about content or submissions please contact the Editor-in-chief at: k.t.geurs(at)

Online ISSN: 1866-8887

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg