Call for Submissions


The Call for Submissions for TRA2020 is now open. Authors can now submit their papers for two review tracks: 1) journal track and 2) conference track. Papers that are submitted for the journal track will be considered for publication in special issues of the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) and Utilies Policy, and they must be full papers. Papers offered solely for the conference can be short papers. The deadline for papers is 31st of May 2019. The scientific and technical sessions will comprise research papers, the best of which will be published in peer-reviewed journals. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

About European Transport Research Review

TRA2020 offers a journal track for high quality conference papers in collaboration with European Transport Research Review (ETRR). ETRR is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original high-quality scholarly research and developments in areas related to transportation science, technologies, policy and practice. Established in 2008 by the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the Journal provides researchers and practitioners around the world with an authoritative forum for the dissemination and critical discussion of new ideas and methodologies that originate in, or are of special interest to, the European transport research community. The journal is unique in its field, as it covers all modes of transport and addresses both the engineering and the social science perspective, offering a truly multidisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, engineers and policymaker. The 2018 impact factor is 1.758 which makes ETRR one of the highest ranked open access journal in the transportation field. ETRR is organizing a special issue with TRA publications, to be published before TRA in Helsinki in 2020. Prof. Karst Geurs, the Editor-in-Chief of ETRR warmly invites you to submit a full paper to the TRA2020 journal track to increase the impact of your work. See for more information on the journal: .

Prof. Karst Geurs, the Editor-in-Chief of ETRR

More publishing opportunities in the TRA2020 – Special Issue considered for Utilities Policy

TRA2020 will plan for a Special Issue of Utilities Policy provided that enough papers with good quality and suitable scope are submitted to the conference. The number of papers needed for Special Issue of will be 5-12.The foreseen Special Issue will focus on the economics and governance of networked industries, with special focus on transport. The impact factor for the journal is 2.098 and its Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Janice Beecher. The journal website can be found at:

The Special Issue provisionally titled as “The new economics and governance of transport networks and services”will be guest-edited by Dr. Pekka Leviäkangas from VTT, Professor Lauri Ojala from Turku School of Economics and Dr. Timo Välilä from the University College London. The aim of the Special Issue will be to highlight the new ideas, new approaches and new paradigms regarding the governance and economics of transport services and transport networks. All modes of transport are covered: road, rail, maritime, aviation, and non-motorised. The sector faces challenges because of climate change, sustainable finance, and societal pressures. These challenges apply to both passenger and freight transport.

According to the TRA2020 process, the manuscripts should be available by the end of 2019 in a TRA format. Changing the format to Utilities Policy requirements will take approximately 2-3 additional months, so the foreseen completion of the Special Issue is April 2020. The papers that will build the Special Issue will be those submitted for the Transport Research Arena 2020, and shall be reviewed and selected by the aforementioned editor team.

Further information: Dr. Pekka Leviäkangas, pekka.leviakangas (at), +358 40 6411 496

How to submit your paper

  • Please download the Call for Submission for full information and details.
  • Please follow the paper format guidelines for journal and conference track, using the TRA2020 template.
  • For submission, follow the instructions on the online submission system Ex Ordo

Call for Reviewers! 

TRA2020 calls for experienced researchers and professionals from various fields of transport and mobility to review TRA2020 conference papers. If you would like to act as a reviewer, please express your interest here.*

The Programme Committee will contact all the selected reviewers latest after the Call for Submissions has been closed at the end of April 2019. Reviewers are provided explicit Guidelines on the review criteria. Professional and timely reviews will contribute significantly to the success of the conference.  For the selected ReviewersTRA2020 offers significant benefits: discounted conference tickets & access to the catered conference VIP lounge!

Download the guide for reviewers here.

*Those who have already expressed their interest (to A/Prof. Claudio Roncoli or Dr. Pekka Leviäkangas) are already enlisted as candidates and do not have to re-express their interest.


For more information and details, please contact

Dr Pekka Leviäkangas
Chair of the TRA2020 Programme Committee
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.,
pekka.leviakangas (at)

Assistant Prof. Claudio Roncoli
Aalto University
claudio.roncoli (at)

Assistant Prof. Milos Mladenovic
Aalto University
milos.mladenovic (at)

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