European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research

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European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research
European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research
The European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, freely accessible through the internet. ISSN 1567-7141 (PRINT) Journal metadata

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  • Aims and scope

    The European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research (EJTIR) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, freely accessible through the internet. EJTIR aims to present the results of high-quality scientific research to a readership of academics, practitioners and policy-makers.

    It is our ambition to be the journal of choice in the field of transport and infrastructure both for readers and authors. To achieve this ambition, EJTIR distinguishes itself from other journals in its field, both through its scope and the way it is published.

  • Indexing

    Starting with its 2008-issues, EJTIR is covered in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) of ThomsonReuters (first impact factor to be provided in June 2011). In addition, EJTIR is covered in a range of relevant databases, including Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

    EJTIR’s acceptance rate is around 20%. Of all papers submitted to EJTIR, roughly 60% is rejected in a desk-review process performed by the editorial board. Of those papers that are sent out for external review, another 50% is rejected after one or more review rounds. Note that our policy is to only allow for revisions when there is a high probability of success in the second review round.

    EJTIR distinguishes itself from other journals in terms of the speed of our review process. Normally, our desk review is performed within one or two weeks. If a paper is sent out for external review, reports from our referees are sent back to the author within three to four months. If applicable, a second review round generally only takes a month or two. After acceptance, it generally takes about four months before the paper is published in one of our issues. To facilitate this speedy review process, we demand that authors do not take more than four months to revise their paper. If more time is taken, EJTIR as a rule will consider the resubmitted manuscript a new submission, which implies that the review process is started all over.

  • Editors

    Editorial board:

    Prof.dr. B. van Wee, Editor-in-Chief 
    Delft University of Technology,  
    The Netherlands C.G. Chorus, Co-Editor-in-Chief 
    Delft University of Technology, 
    The Netherlands V.A.W.J. Marchau, Secretary 
    Delft University of Technology,  
    The Netherlands S. Hoogendoorn, Delft University of Technology,  
    The Netherlands

    Dr. D. Stead, Delft University of Technology, 
    The Netherlands L. Tavasszy, Delft University of Technology,  
    The Netherlands R.E.C.M. Van der Heijden, Radboud University Nijmegen,  
    The Netherlands

    Prof.dr. E. Van de Voorde, University of Antwerp, 

    Prof.dr. F. Witlox, Ghent University, 

    Advisory board:

    Peter Nijkamp, Chairman
    Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    David Banister, University College London, UK

    Michel Beuthe, Facultés Universitaires Catholiques de Mons, Belgium

    Piet Bovy, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

    Marina Geenhuizen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

    Ingo Hansen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

    Veli Himanen, Technical Research Centre of Finland (FIN), Finland

    Martin Lanzendorf, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Rico Maggi, University of Zürich, Switzerland

    Robert E. Paaswell, City University of New York, USA

    Aura Regiani, University of Bologna, Italy

    Piet Rietveld, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Frank Sanders, Delft University of Technology,  The Netherlands

    Daniel Shefer, Technion-Israel Institure of Technology, Israel

    Jos van Ommeren, VU University, The Netherlands

    Erik Verhoef, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Stef Weijers, ArnhemBusiness School, The Netherlands

  • Guide to authors

    General/Paper Submission:

    Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they comprise original, unpublished material and are not being submitted for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review. Before publication, the corresponding author must approve publication. 

    The manuscript should be produced using MS Word, and submitted in double-space, wide-margins format. The manuscript should be written in English: only UK spelling is allowed. Quality of the English language use by non-native speakers is the full responsibility of the authors. The manuscript should preferably consist of no more than 20 pages in total when single-spaced (or approximately 8000 words).


    A template is available from this link (word 6.0 or higher).

    Title page:

    The title page's text is aligned to the left and should contain a title (bold, font 14), followed by the authors' name and affiliation (first name or initials, last name, university or institute, faculty (optional), city, country, and e-mail address). These affiliations are followed by an informative abstract of no more than 250 words, printed in Italic. This abstract should not contain abbreviations nor acronyms. The abstract is followed by a maximum of about six key-words, listed alphabetically.

    Main text:

    Headings, Sub-headings, Numbering
    Within a manuscript, up to three levels of headings may be used, not including the title of the manuscript. The first two levels are numbered, the third is not, but is typed in Italic. Figures, tables and mathematical expressions are numbered throughout the manuscript, not by section.

    Footnotes and endnotes should be limited in number and size, and should not contain mathematical expressions. Arabic numerals should be used. Endnotes should appear after the acknowledgments, before references.

    Mathematical Expressions
    An equation editor should be used to create equations. Every symbol used should be introduced. The numbering of mathematical expressions should be aligned to the right.

    Figures/ Illustrations / Tables
    Figures and tables should be placed within the paper’s text itself and in the size in which they are going to be displayed in the journal. Note that EJTIR’s internet publication allows the use of colours. Figures should be entities in themselves, not a combination of separate elements (arrows, boxes, etc) grouped together in MS Word. Tables' lay-out should be kept as simple as possible. Horizontal rules should be indicated, vertical rules avoided. Tables should be numbered and titled above, figures and illustrations below.


    Page design will be handled by the publisher. Text should be justified, no indenting should be used. Please confine yourself to only elementary text-formatting: only bold-, underline-, italic-, sub- and superscript- and strikeout-facilities of MS Word should be used. EJTIR allows limited use of bullet-type listings.


    These should follow the main text and precede the references.


    The Harvard system is to be used; author's names (no initials) an dates (and specific pages, only in the case of quotations) are given in the main body of the text, e.g. (Thomson, 1988, p. 29). References are listed alphabetically at the end of the paper, double spaced, and conform to current journal style:

    Journals: Button, K. (1992). Transport regulation and the environment in low income countries. Utilities Policy, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 248-257.

    Books: Hass-Klau, C. (1990). The Pedestrian and City Traffic. Belhaven Press, London.

    Chapters of edited books : Allsop, R.E. (1974). Some possibilities for using traffic control to influence trip distribution and mode choice. In Buckley, D.J. (ed) Transportation and Traffic Theory, Reed, Sydney.

    Grey literature : Lam, W.H.K., Lo, H.P. and Chung, C.M. (1990). A unified framework for estimating origin-destination matrices for roadside interviews. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Survey Methods in Transportation , Jan. 1990, Washington DC.

    Other publications: Where there is doubt include all bibliographical details.


    Although the use of appendices is not encouraged, they might be applied to present text that is necessary for completeness of the main text, but would disturb the reading of it when placed directly in the main text, such as mathematical proofs or lengthy mathematical derivations. Appendices should be placed at the very end of the manuscript.

  • Contact

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