The Journal of Modern Transportation (JMT) is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It provides a platform for scholars to publish their works in the general area of transportation, concerned with analysis, planning, design, operations, technologies, and economics of modern transportation and traffic systems with focus on high-speed railway technological and theoretical achievements across the world, especially in China. Specific topics cover

· Dynamics and mechanics in rail transit system
· Planning and design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of rail infrastructures
· Train operation, control, scheduling and management
· Traction power supply, transmission and control
· Rail transit electrification and automation
· Railway signaling and communication
· Superconductivity and levitation technology
· Magnetic suspension and evacuated tube transport
· Environmental impacts of transportation
· Roads, bridges, tunnels, and underground engineering
· Subgrade and pavement maintenance and performance
· Urban transit systems
· Urban traffic planning, control and management
· Intelligent transportation system (ITS) and information technology
· Traffic and transport safety
· Traffic flow theory
· Pedestrian studies
· Interdisciplinary transportation research

JMT mainly publishes original articles, invited reviews, case reports, short communications, and scientific letters within the journal’s scope. Case studies are published only if they contain some original theoretical content. Papers submitted for publication in JMT should not have been published in their present or any essentially similar form.

The publication costs are covered by Southwest Jiaotong University so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

The journal operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

All articles published are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at https://www.springeropen.com/about/open-access.

As authors of articles published in Journal of Modern Transportation you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement (https://www.springeropen.com/get-published/copyright/copyright-and-license-agreement).

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  • Covers theoretical and technical achievements in modern transportation systems, with focus on rail transit systems especially high-speed railways, superconductivity and magnetic levitation technologies, and interdisciplinary research of various traffic systems.
  • Presents an attractive mix of authoritative and comprehensive reviews, original articles on cutting-edge research and brief communications
  • Offers rapid review and publication of articles

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Wanming Zhai
Managing Director
  • Chunsheng Guo
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer

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26 days
Submission to first decision
24 days
Acceptance to publication
199,081 (2018)
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  • Announcement

    The title of the Journal shall be changed from Journal of Modern Transportation to Railway Engineering Science with effect of 1 January 2020.

    Railway Engineering Science will provide a platform for scholars to publish their works in the general area of railway engineering science, concerned with fundamental research in theories and emerging technologies for various rail transit systems, including high-speed railways, heavy-haul transportation technologies, urban rail transit systems, maglev railways, hyperloop transportation, etc.

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Electronic ISSN
2196-0577
Print ISSN
2095-087X
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Sponsored by Southwest Jiaotong University
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  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
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  3. EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source
  4. EBSCO Discovery Service
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  7. Google Scholar
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  9. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
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  15. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  16. ProQuest Technology Collection
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  19. SCImago
  20. SCOPUS
  21. Transport Research International Documentation(TRID)
  22. WTI Frankfurt eG
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