Railway Engineering Science is an international, peer-reviewed, and free open-access journal that publishes original research articles and comprehensive reviews related to fundamental engineering science and emerging technologies in rail transit systems, focusing on the cutting-edge research in high-speed railway, heavy-haul railway, urban rail transit, maglev system, hyperloop transportation, etc. The main goal of the journal is to maintain high quality of publications, serving as a medium for railway academia and industry to exchange new ideas and share the latest achievements in scientific research, technical innovation and industrial development in railway science and engineering. The topics include but are not limited to

  • Design theory and construction technology
  • System dynamics and safety
  • Electrification, signaling and communication
  • Operation and maintenance
  • System health monitoring and reliability
  • Environmental impact and sustainability
  • Cutting-edge technologies

The publication costs for Railway Engineering Science are fully covered by Southwest Jiaotong University so authors do not need to pay any article-processing charges.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Wanming Zhai
Publishing model
Open Access. Learn about publishing OA with us

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18 days
Submission to first decision
220 days
Submission to acceptance
215,459 (2019)
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  • Railway Engineering Science is now indexed in ESCI and Scopus

    We are delighted that Railway Engineering Science (RES) is now indexed in ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) and Scopus, and all the articles can be searched on the Web of Science. 
    Since the title change RES has received great support from editorial board members, experts, and readers from all over the world, for which we’d like to express our sincere gratitude.
    In the future, RES will continuously publish high-quality articles and provide rapid review and publication services. We cordially welcome you to search, download and distribute RES articles freely, and hope you to submit your high-quality research paper to Railway Engineering Science.      


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  • Letter from the Editor-in-Chief (show all)

    I am delighted to announce the launch of Railway Engineering Science, an international, peer-reviewed and free open-access journal which is renamed from Journal of Modern Transportation but focused on a narrower scope, publishing original research articles and comprehensive reviews related to fundamental engineering science and emerging technologies in various rail transit systems.


    Professor Wanming Zhai, Ph.D
    Editor-in-Chief, Railway Engineering Science
    Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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About this journal

Electronic ISSN
2662-4753
Print ISSN
2662-4745
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Sponsored by Southwest Jiaotong University
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. CNKI
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
  3. DOAJ
  4. Dimensions
  5. EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source
  6. EBSCO Discovery Service
  7. EBSCO STM Source
  8. Emerging Sources Citation Index
  9. Google Scholar
  10. INSPEC
  11. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  12. Naver
  13. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  14. ProQuest Central
  15. ProQuest Engineering
  16. ProQuest Materials Science and Engineering Database
  17. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  18. ProQuest Technology Collection
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  21. SCImago
  22. SCOPUS
  23. TD Net Discovery Service
  24. Transport Research International Documentation(TRID)
  25. UGC-CARE List (India)
  26. WTI Frankfurt eG
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