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

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Abstracts and Paper information are included in RePEc.


Upcoming special issue!!!

Upcoming Special ISSUE - Advanced Technology: New Trends in Transportation Policy and Economics


Since the last decades, due to technological revolution in transportation and logistics domain, the field is dramatically revolving and improving the efficiency of existing methods (Basnak et al. 2020; Golpîra et al. 2021). Advanced technologies are emerging to meet these challenges, including traffic analytics, recycling and waste, green and autonomous vehicles, fuel reduction, and performance optimization (Khan et al. 2021; Du et al. 2020; Koh et al. 2020). The advanced technologies also help in decision-making and policy formulation that support transit-oriented development (Khan et al. 2021).

The ever-increasing development of transportation demand models, especially micro-simulations, highlights the social and economic relations underlying mobility choices and, on the other side, advancement of technology, which helps to achieve greater efficiency and reduced vulnerability in the system (Dimitrakopoulos and Demestichas 2010). The technological revolution in the field of transportation economics provides opportunities, but is also affected and challenged by transportation policies and economics (Nowiński and Kozma 2017; Kouhizadeh et al. 2019), which this special issue aims to focus on.


For this special issue, empirical, mathematical, and simulation research studies are the key focus. Surveys, case studies, and action research might be appropriate for this Special Issue. 

The special issue aims to address the following, but not limited to, potential topics in the field of transportation economics:

- Multimodal transportation innovation 

- Rideshare, ride-hailing, and shared mobility 

- Circular economy practices in transportation

- Policy and planning for emerging technologies 

- Advanced technology in transportation (e.g., blockchain, Industry 0.4, IoT, and AI)

- Transport and land-use policies 

- Green transportation

- Electric and autonomous vehicles

- Vehicle recycling

- Transportation demand management

- Resource utilization of ELVs 

- Mobility as a service 

- Innovation in logistics and freight delivery


List of Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 30 November 2021 

Notification of First Decision:  28 February 2022 

Revised Version Submission: 15 May 2022 

Final Decision: 30 June 2022 

Expected Publication: Second Half of 2022


The editors of the special issue are:

Dr. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan

Xuzhou University of Technology, Xuzhou, China

Beijing Key Laboratory of Urban Spatial Information Engineering, Beijing, China

Business Research Institute, USA

Dr. Rahul S Mor

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, India

Dr. Andrei Jean Vasile

Faculty of Economics, Petroleum -Gas University of Ploiesti, Bucharest, Romanian


In case of any query, please email both Prof. Khan (khan_sar@xzit.edu.cn) and the journal editorial team (editor@ijte.org) 


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