Russian Journal of Transport Engineering
Russian journal of transport engineering


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Russian Journal of Transport Engineering

The Russian Journal of Transport Engineering is aimed at the analysis, generalisation and promotion of scientific achievements, innovative solutions and technologies in the field of transportation engineering.

The editorial board of the Journal includes researchers from various research institutes, universities and other organisations in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan.

Focus and Scope:

  • Publication of theoretical and empirical research findings by actively working scientists, including Doctors and Candidates of Sciences, Doctoral candidates, graduate students, as well as professional engineers engaged in research and innovative activities;
  • Promotion of research achievements in the fields of project development and design analysis, as well as the construction, installation, operation, repair, reconstruction and reinforcement of various transport facilities.
  • Identification of research potential for application in the promotion and practical implementation of pioneering achievements in the field of transportation infrastructure development;
  • Promotion of Russia’s leading global position in both theoretical and practical aspects of creating modern transportation facilities;
  • Dissemination of knowledge and achievements in the field of transportation engineering, as well as reviews of the most important innovative developments in this area.

Transport facilities include structures designed to transport people and goods, which, due to being connected to the ground, transfer both the load of their own weight and the weight of the displaced materials onto the ground or water environment.

Consequently, transport facilities comprise roads and railways, bridges of all types, traffic interchanges, transport and hydraulic tunnels, pipe culverts, retaining and revetment walls, pipeline transport (pipelines carrying gas, oil and water or other products), airfields, underground railroads and associated facilities, as well as mooring berths, cableways, monorails, etc.

Types and language of submitted articles

Articles may be submitted for publication in Russian and English.

The Journal publishes research articles corresponding to the following Scopus All Science Journals Classification (ASJC) codes:

  • Engineering (all) – 2200
  • Engineering (miscellaneous) – 2201
  • Civil and Structural Engineering – 2205
  • Building and Construction – 2215

The following types of articles may be submitted for publication: theoretical and review articles, original research articles.

The Journal:

Advantages of the online scientific journal:

  • allows the publication of articles having a large number of colour illustrations along with various multimedia formats; authorial requirements for presenting the results of scientific research are not limited by the online-only format;
  • article-by-article placement – the issue is formed incrementally; articles are posted on the Journal’s website as the review process allows;
  • the cost of publication does not depend on the number of pages – the length of an article is limited only by the need to take a rational approach to the quantity of written material required for reporting on studies conducted by its authors;
  • reduced publication times – the editorial cycle is shortened by eliminating the stages of typographic layout, printing and distributing copies to authors;
  • unlimited opportunities for disseminating information with access to articles provided from anywhere in the world and – an article published in the online open access journal can be sent to colleagues in a matter of seconds, uploaded to the organisation’s website, posted on social networks, etc.

Open Access Journal

The Russian Journal of Transport Engineering is an open access journal (as defined by the Budapest Open Access Initiative). This means that all of its content is publicly available and is provided free of charge to users and their organisations. Users may read, download, distribute, copy, print, search or link the full texts of documents, as well as use for any other legitimate purpose without obtaining prior permission from the publisher or author.

In accordance with the open access policy, a charge is made to authors for preparing an article for publication. Read more about the financial policies of the Journal…

Article-by-article publication

The Journal publishes on an article-by-article basis. An article is considered to be published from the moment it is posted on the Journal’s website.

Articles are published as they become available in the issue for which they have been accepted. If work with the article is delayed for any reason, publication can be transferred to the next issue by the decision of the publisher.

When all articles of the issue are ready for publishing, the issue is transferred for placement at the RSCI.

Each article is available as a separate document on the Internet and has its own unique URL. In accordance with this logic, page numbering commences with the FIRST page of each article.

For citation purposes, Journal page numbers are substituted by a unique article URL.

Indexation in scientometric and bibliographic databases, DOI

The Russian Journal of Transport Engineering is indexed in the following scientometric databases and directories:

Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) – Journal page in RSCI…

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Journal page in DOAJ…

Google Scholar – The Russian Journal of Transport Engineering in Google Scholar…

Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory — Journal page in the directory…

All articles are assigned with a digital object identifier (DOI).

Materials published in the Journal are transferred for registration and archiving at the «Informregistr» Research and Technology Centre.

Author’s rights

All content on the Russian Journal of Transport Engineering is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.

This license allows others to redistribute, share, use, and build upon your published work, even commercially, as long as they attribute authorship.

The copyright for scientific articles published in the Journal belongs to their respective authors.

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Publication Ethics

The editorial staff and the editorial board of the Journal are guided in their work by the norms developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the norms prescribed in the Declaration of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ASEP) “Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications”.

Read more about the principles of publishing ethics to which the editors adhere…

Peer review

Articles published in the Russian Journal of Transport Engineering undergo a double-blind peer review process.

Read more about the ethics, review rules and requirements for review content…


Prior to publication in the Journal, all articles are checked for inappropriate borrowings.

Read more about the anti-plagiarism policy…

Preprint and postprint policy

Prior to acceptance and publication in Russian Journal of Transport Engineering, authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.

Retraction of articles

In case of violation of the norms of publication ethics by the author, detection of inappropriate or unattributed borrowing, duplicate publications, as well as in various other cases, the editorial board may resort to recall (retraction) of the article.

Read the rules of recall (retraction) of published articles…

Stages of the editorial process

A submitted article goes through several stages of the editorial process:

— preliminary check (approximately 10 working days)

A preliminary check is carried out by the Journal editor. At this stage, the article is checked for improper borrowing and compliance with the formal requirements of the Journal. Based on the results of the preliminary review, the article is either sent for review or comments are sent to the author.

— peer review (approximately 20 working days)

The article is reviewed by members of the Journal’s editorial board and external reviewers. Please note that the article is sent for review only after making corrections according to the comments of the editor (if any).

Upon completion of the review, the editorial staff communicates its result to the author.

— payment for publication

Following review and acceptance for publication, the editor will send a link to facilitate payment for the article’s publication in accordance with the rates posted in the section on the Journal’s financial policy.

— following receipt of payment to the publisher’s account, the article is sent for translation of metadata, captions of figures and tables, preparation of reference list, typesetting and publishing on the website of the Journal (approximately 20 working days). An article is considered as published from the moment it is posted on the Journal’s website.

Financial policy

In accordance with the open access policy, the activities of the Russian Journal of Transport Engineering are funded by authors who wish to publish the results of a scientific study.

Payment for editorial and publishing services is made only after the article is accepted for publication. There is no fee for submitting, checking or reviewing an article.

The money received from the provision of editorial and publishing services is spent on maintaining the Journal’s website, ensuring uninterrupted access to published articles, paying for the transfer of published articles to the RSCI, as well as covering editorial expenses associated with the publication of research results provided by the authors.

The cost of publication is calculated entirely on the basis of the article.

The cost of publishing is 6,900 rubles.

Publication period – approximately 50 working days (10 working days for preliminary review, 20 working days for peer reviewing, 20 working days for translation of metadata, captions of figures and tables, preparation of reference list, typesetting and publishing on the website of the Journal). The period is calculated in working days from the day the article was recorded as received by the editor.

Payment instructions and other relevant details are sent to the corresponding author following the decision to publish the article.