Publication Ethics

The ethical policies of the Journal of Transportation Infrastructures Engineering are in accordance with the principles of the International Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE).

Dear researchers, you can access the detailed principles of the International Committee on Publication Ethics through the following address:

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

 The submitted articles must be in line with the goals of the journal and the compiled topics and have originality and innovation and the results of the authors' research.

The articles submitted by the authors should not be previously published in a journal or conference or under review.

All authors must be aware of and consent to submit articles to this journal.
Declare any conflicts of interest.

Check that all authors meet authorship criteria and ensure that appropriate approvals have been made to the manuscript.

Include appropriate funding statements in the manuscript

The discovery of any plagiarism in the articles will lead to its non-acceptance (at any stage) and the consequences will be directed at the authors.

Authors are obliged to inform the journal immediately whenever they notice an error in their work

Policies on authorship and contributorship:

Only persons who meet authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content including: (i) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; (ii) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; and (iii) have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication. All persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as an author, but in the "Acknowledgements" should be after their written permission. to be named has been obtained. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate coauthors are included in the author list and verify that all coauthors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

Responsibilities of The journal

The Journal of Transportation Infrastructure Engineering is committed to making decisions about articles submitted to it only based on scientific judgments or rules consistent with the principles and rules of the journal.

This journal will deal with any behavior outside the norms and rules of the journal.

This journal is committed to protecting all authors' rights.

Duties and Responsibilities of The Editor in chief and Editorial board

The editor in chief is responsible for deciding whether or not to publish an article in this journal.

The editor in chief and editorial board of this journal are committed to keep the received articles confidential until their publication.

The editor in chief and editorial board of this journal are committed to maintaining the anonymity of the reviewers and authors.

The editor in chief and editorial board of this journal are obliged to review the received articles in terms of their compliance with the approved policies and laws of the journal. If an article does not have this principle, it will be removed from the agenda of the journal.

The editor in chief and editorial board of this journal are committed to have an unbiased view of the received articles without personal opinions.

Articles will be included in the agenda regardless of ethnic, racial, religious, regional issues and only based on scientific content and compliance with the rules of the journal.

In the peer review process, reviewers and authors cannot see each other's names and details.

The editor in chief and editorial board of this journal are obliged to comply with all the rules of the journal and the higher laws of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology regarding publications.

Unpublished transcripts will not be used by the editorial board or other members for personal purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

After accepting the reviewing of the article, the reviewers are obliged to send the result of the reviewing to the journal at the appointed time.

Reviewers are required to review the article only based on scientific, technical and specialized content and not to contribute their personal and ideological interests in it.

The reviewers are obliged to inform the journal of the misconduct of the authors in the articles, conflicts, copying of the whole or part of the text from other articles without respecting the copyright rights.

policies on data sharing and reproducibility
Authors may archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication.

Post-Publication Discussions

This journal allows post-publication Discussions through "Send letter to the Editor-In-Chief on journal’s site. Our mechanisms for correcting, revising or retracting articles after publication depends on the content of the received comment and must useful and applicable for readers/authors.

Correction and retraction policy

The corrections must be made by the author during the revision step.

For Adding or Removing  a new author to manuscript should be requested from the corresponding author and all authors must signature it.

 Please bear in mind that:

Adding or Removing  a new author to manuscript is possible before acceptance and publication.

Adding or Removing a new author to manuscript is impossible after acceptance and publication.

Deceased Authors:

The policies of JTIE in the case of deceased authors are as follows:

Before acceptance of the manuscripts The name of the deceased author can be removed from the manuscript according to the agreement of all of the authors. This decision is depended on the contribution of the deceased author and the final decision needs the approval of the editor of JTLE.

If the deceased author is the corresponding of the submitted manuscript, it is necessary to change the corresponding author. The new corresponding author must be selected with the consent of all authors.

After acceptance of the manuscripts removing or adding the name of the deceased author is not possible.

The authors can change the deceased corresponding author after acceptance. The new corresponding author must be selected with the consent of all authors.

It should be noted that the name of the deceased author should be mentioned in the footnote of the paper.

This Journal retracts publication of article if:

    They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of major error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (e.g., of data) or falsification (e.g., image manipulation)
    It constitutes plagiarism
    The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
    It contains material or data without authorisation for use
    Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (e.g., libel, privacy)
    It reports unethical research
    It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process
    The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (aka, conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.

Policy on complaints and appeals

If the authors disagree with the editorial decision on their manuscripts, they have a right to appeal. Authors who wish to appeal an editorial decision should contact the Editor-in-Chief of the Transportation Infrastructure Engineering. In such cases the Editor-in-Chief will review the manuscript, the editorial and peer reviewers' comments and gives his/her decision for accepting or rejecting a manuscript. Editor-in-Chief may, if so required, send the manuscript to a new handling editor for a fresh editorial review and to new reviewer for further peer reviewing. In such case, the final decision maker will be the Editorial board of the journal.

How to Make a Complaint against the Staff of Journal, Editorial Board or Publisher

The procedure to make a complaint is easy. The complaint can be made by writing an e-mail. Please email to:

All complaints will be acknowledged within three working days.