IJTE | International Journal Of Transport Economics

International Journal Of Transport Economics

The Journal: Aim & Scope

The main aim of the Journal is to bring together the research work being done in the field of Transport Economics and arrange it organically in the form of a synthesis between theory and fact.
The situation facing transport economics is one in which old problems remain to be solved and new ones have been created by a wider range of information and improved methods of analysis.
In addition, foreseeable development in the internal logic of theories and the formulation of fresh hypotheses to interpret complex phenomena, both economic and non-economic, are becoming the object of further research for which the Journal is intended to be a medium of expression and comparison.
It is important in this respect to stress the fact that transport economics is prepared to take advantage of contributions from allied sciences and combine them in providing a more convincing interpretation of realities together with solutions to concrete problems. Within this framework the contributions to the Journal, though differing in standpoint and cultural background, will all be expected to maintain a rigorous standard of scientific scholarship.
Topics are approached from any discipline or perspective: economics, management, engineering, mathematics, statistics, etc.

Abstracting and Indexing

The International Journal of Transport Economics has been included in the in the Journal of Economic Literature (EconLit), and it is indexed in in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI-ISI) The International Journal of Transport Economics is also indexed and abstracted in Scopus in the subject areas of Geography, Planning and Development and Transportation.

Impact Factor (ISI) 2018 = 0.857

Scimago Journal Rank = 0.279

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (Scopus) 2015 = 0.576

The eContent is Archived with Clockss and Portico.

Abstracts and Paper information are included in RePEc.


Upcoming special issues

The first 2021 issue will be dedicated to: "IJTE prize for young researchers 2020"

The third 2021 issue will be dedicated to "IAME2020 selected papers" 


In the aim of promoting quality research among young researchers, the International Journal of Transport Economics has introduced, starting from 2015, an annual competition for young researchers in the field of Transport Economics.
After the success of the past editions, this seventh edition has the goal to further promote among young scholars high-quality research that deals with transport related issues. In order to do so, an international Jury will review the submitted papers according to the Journal peer-reviewing rules.
The winner will receive a prize of €1,000. Furthermore, the winning paper (and, possibly, other papers according to the review results) will be published in our Journal.
Young researchers (younger than 35 years old or within 2 years from the end of their Phd) are invited to submit their own original works.
Authors should submit an approximately 6,000-words paper of publishable quality synthesizing their research. IJTE Instructions to Authors can be found on the journal’s website (http://www.ijte.org/authors.php).

Papers should be emailed to Professor Enrico Musso (editor@ijte.org) by the 15th December 2020.

IJTE now on RePEc

We are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Transport Economics is now indexed and available through the RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) services.

Open Access papers

The journal promotes open access papers. Starting from 2017 the journal guarantees open access to a selection of past papers with the aim of promoting transport research culture. Herebelow a list of papers that is possible to download here.


From Issue XLVI/2, 2019

Andrew D. Rowe, David E. Pitfield
A time series analysis of social media utilisation by Airport Watch and HACAN Clearskies: two UK anti-airport expansion groups

From Issue XLVI/1, 2019

Florent Laroche, Christa Sys, Thierry Vanelslander, Eddy Van de Voorde
Assessing competition in the European rail freight market: is there an oligopoly?

From Issue XLV/4, 2018

Valerio Gatta, Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Silvia Micheli
Eco-labeling and sustainable urban freight transport: How much are people willing to pay for green logistics?

From Issue XLV/3, 2018

Abhishek Nair, Michele Acciaro
Alternative fuels for shipping: optimising fleet composition under environmental and economic constraints

From Issue XLV/2, 2018

Nannan Yu, Bo Yu, Tao Hong, Martin de Jong
Dynamic causal linkage between road infrastructure and manufacturing agglomeration in Northeast China

From Issue XLV/1, 2018

Michela Le Pira
Transport planning with stakeholders : An agent-based modelling approach

From Issue XLIV/4, 2017

Magali Geerts, Mychal Langenus, Michael Dooms
Environmental differentiated port pricing : the case of the Hamburg-Le Havre range

From Issue XLIV/3, 2017

Feier Chen, Kang Tian, Xiaoxu Ding, Tingyi Li, Yuqi Miao, Chunxia Lu
Multifractal Characteristics in Maritime Economics Volatility

From Issue XLIV/2, 2017

Ivan Dario Cardenas, Wouter Dewulf, Thierry Vanelslander, Christophe Smet, Joris Beckers
The e-commerce parcel delivery market and the implications of home B2C deliveries vs pick-up points

From Issue XLIV/1, 2017

Mina Akhavan
Evolution of Hub Port-Cities into Global Logistics Centres. Lessons from the two cases of Dubai and Singapore

From Issue XLIII/4, 2016

Adriano Alessandrini, Paolo Delle Site, Valerio Gatta, Edoardo Marcucci, Qing Zhang
Investigating users' attitudes towards conventional and automated buses in twelve European cities

From Issue XLIII/3, 2016

Thierry Vanelslander, Christa Sys, Valentin Carlan
Innovation among seaport operators: a QCA approach for determining success conditions

From Issue XLIII/1-2, 2016

Guilherme Bergmann Borges Vieira, Francisco José Kliemann Neto, Luiz Afonso dos Santos Senna, Jonas Mendes Constante, Peter De Langen
On coordination in Ports: A comparative Study of the Ports of Valencia  and Santos

From Issue XLII/4, 2015

Pablo Coto-Millán, Xose Luís Fernández, Pedro Casares-Hontañón, Vicente Inglada, Miguel Ángel Pesquera
Assessing two airline models:  legacy vs. low cost carriers

From Issue XLII/3, 2015

Salvador Gil-Pareja, Rafael Llorca-Vivero, Jordi Paniagua
Does highspeed passenger railway increase foreign trade? An empirical analysis

From Issue XLII/2, 2015

Alan McKinnon
Carbon emissions from container shipping: an analysis of new empirical evidence

From Issue XLII/1, 2015

Noelia Caceres, Jose M. del Castillo
The bootstrapping approach for inferring confident freight transport matrices