Open Access Information and Policy

All articles published by Public Transport International Publication Public Transport International Journal are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means:

  • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles published in Public Transport International Journal, and
  • everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given.
  • open access publication is supported by the authors’ institutes or research funding agencies by payment of a comparatively low Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted articles.

  • Meaning of Open Access

    In accordance with major definitions of open access in scientific literature (namely the Budapest, Berlin, and

  • Bethesda declarations), Public Transport International Journal defines open access by the following conditions:
  • peer-reviewed literature is freely available without subscription or price barriers,
  • literature is immediately released in open access format (no embargo period), and
  • published material can be re-used without obtaining permission as long as a correct citation to the original publication is given.

    Important Note: some articles (especially Reviews) may contain figures, tables or text taken from other publications, for which Public Transport International Journal does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be re-used.

    Advantages of Open Access for Authors

    The High Availability and Visibilityof our open access articles is guaranteed through the free and unlimited accessibility of the publication over the Internet. Everyone can freely access and download the full text of all articles published with Public Transport International Journal: readers of open access journals, i.e., mostly other researchers, do not need to pay any subscription or pay-per-view charges to read articles published by Public Transport International Journal. Open access publications are also more likely to be included in search engines and indexing databases.

    The Higher Citation Impactof open access articles results from their high publicity and availability. Open access publications are demonstrably more frequently cited [1,2].

    Lower Publishing Costs: Open access publishers cover their costs for editorial handling and editing of a paper by charging authors’ institutes or research funding agencies. The cost of handling and producing an article is covered through the one-time payment of an article processing charge (APC) for each accepted article. The APCs of open access publishers are only a fraction of the average income per paper earned by traditional, subscription-based publishers. Public Transport International Journal article processing charge (APC) is the same, irrespective of article length, because we wish to encourage publication of long papers with complete results and full experimental or computational details [3].

    Faster Publication in Public Transport International Journal is achieved by online-only availability. Accepted articles are typically published online more rapidly in Public Transport International Journal than those of traditional, subscription-based and printed journals are [4].