International Journal of Transport Development and Integration

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International Journal of Transport Development and Integration

  • ISSN: 
    2058-8305 (Print); 2058-8313 (Online)
  • Indexing & Archiving: 
    SCImago (SJR)
    British Library
    Library of Congress
    Google Scholar
    CAB Abstracts (CABI)
    Microsoft Academic
    CNKI Scholar
    Baidu Scholar
  • Subject: 
    Business & Economics

International Journal of Transport Development and Integration (IJTDI) is an international, scholarly and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to providing scientists, engineers and technicians with the latest developments on all transportation modes and the general topic of transport systems, with particular emphasis on their integration and harmonisation.

The continuous requirements for better transportation systems and the need for a healthier environment are topics covered by this Journal.

The Journal addresses the areas of urban and road transportation, maritime and fluvial transport, rail and aviation, and topics related to logistics, optimisation and complex systems, amongst others. The growing need for integration is partly to respond to the many advances that are taking place in transportation and in order to achieve better uses of all systems, with the subsequent gains in energy efficiency. There is also the need for integration of transportation with telecommunications systems and IT in order to improve safety, security and efficiency.

The Journal aims to report on advanced railways transport modes, including passenger, freight and transit systems. It welcomes contributions in the field of marine and fluvial transport, taking into consideration the substantial growth in marine shipping and cruise ships all over the world. Fluvial, canal and lake transportation are now becoming new areas of interest after a long period of decline. The Journal also covers papers resulting from the rapid growth in air freight and passenger transportation, together with the need to develop the required airport facilities. The site of new airports, in particular, involves taking into consideration environmental, ecological, social and economic factors.

Transportation is one of the largest consumers of energy, particularly hydrocarbons, and has a considerable share of the economics of governments, industry and households. All major transportation links, including railway stations, airports, ports and freight terminals, can be powerful driving forces behind the development of a region and conversely they can result in major problems if they are wrongly sited and not properly integrated into the general transportation system of the area. As the world continues to develop towards a global economy, the importance of transportation grows and consequently the need to find new solutions.

The variety of topics covered by the Journal reflects the complex interaction of transportation systems and the environment, and the need to establish integrated strategies. The aim is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impact of current transportation systems.

Focus and Scope

The IJTDI welcomes original research papers, technical notes and review articles on the following disciplines:

  • Transport strategies
  • Urban transport planning and management
  • Public transport systems
  • Environmental aspects
  • Economic and social impact
  • Safety and security
  • Travel behaviour studies
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Transportation modelling and simulation
  • Infrastructure development
  • Intelligent and advanced transport systems
  • Multimode transport
  • Seamless transportation
  • Critical comparisons
  • Resilience and inter-modal transport systems
  • Mass transport strategies
  • Freight transport
  • Transport governance and administration
  • Port and city
  • Mobility and public space
  • Land use and transport integration
  • Timetable planning
  • Operations quality
  • Risk management
  • Demand modelling
  • Transport logistics
  • Monitoring and maintenance
  • Energy supply and consumption
  • Communications and signalling
  • Rescheduling
  • Safety and security
  • Railway vehicle dynamics
  • Driverless and automatic vehicle operation
  • Underground systems
  • Trams and trolley buses
  • Education, training and knowledge dissemination
  • Ship and port operations
  • Regional airports
  • Air transportation
  • Airport sites
  • Air traffic
  • Airport systems
  • Airport airline and access mode choices
  • Capacity constraints
  • Air cargo
  • Air transportation and the environment
  • Complex Systems in Transportation

Publication Frequency

The IJTDI is published regularly by the IIETA, with four regular issues (excluding special issues) and one volume per year.

Section Policies

Regular Papers

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The IIETA adopts a double blind review process. Once submitted, a paper dealing with suitable topics will be sent to the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board, and then be reviewed by at least two experts in the relevant field. The reviewers are either members of our editorial board or special external experts invited by the journal. In light of the reviewers’ comments, the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board will make the final decision over the publication, and return the decision to the author.

There are four possible decisions concerning the paper: acceptance, minor revision, major revision and rejection. Acceptances means the paper will be published directly without any revision. Minor revision means the author should make minor changes to the manuscript according to reviewers’ comments and submit the revised version to the IIETA. The revised version will be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board. Major revision means the author should modify the manuscript significantly according to reviewers’ comments and submit the revised version to the IIETA. The revised version will be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the editor-in-chief or other members of the editorial board. Rejection means the submitted paper will not be published.

If a paper is accepted, the editor-in-chief or managing editor will send an acceptance letter to the author, and ask the author to prepare the paper in MS Word using the template of IIETA. 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is committed when one author uses another work without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Plagiarism takes different forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. The IIETA uses iThenticate to screen for unoriginal material. Authors submitting to an IIETA journal should be aware that their paper may be submitted to CrossRef at any point during the peer-review or production process. Any allegations of plagiarism made to a journal will be investigated by the editor-in-chief or managing editor. If the allegations appear to be founded, we will request all named authors of the paper to give an explanation of the overlapping material. If the explanation is not satisfactory, we will reject the submission, and may also reject future submissions.

For instructions on citing any of IIETA’s journals as well as our Ethics Statement, see Policies and Standards.

Indexing Information

  • Elsevier’s Scopus


  • DOAJ


  • Portico


  • Google Scholar 


  •  Microsoft Academic


  •  CNKI Scholar 


Included in

  •  SCImago Journal & Country Rank 




ISSN: 2058-8305 (print); 2058-8313 (online)

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