Open Journal Systems

A few words from the editor

The journal Promet - Traffic & Transportation is an internationally indexed scientific journal, published by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.

The mission of our journal is to provide high quality communication of research results, which is crucial for the effectiveness of scientific research, promotion of scientific information and new ideas and original research in the field of traffic and transportation engineering.

Our vision and desire is to publish relevant scientific papers to become a focal point for the promotion of scientific activity in the global environment and among our readers and authors. Therefore, the journal will continue the long tradition of open access to make scientific papers available to all interested parties.

The editorial policy of Promet - Traffic & Transportation journal will be based on providing timely, high quality and competent information so that accepted papers will be published in the shortest possible time. Our focus will be on finding good and interesting articles and helping authors prepare potentially valuable papers for international review. In doing so, we will adhere to the criteria of scientific excellence and to the highest standards and international editorial conventions that apply in scientific publishing.

In this way, we want to create a synergy between articles and journal because we believe that quality articles will make our journal more valuable and our journal will be a place where quality articles are published.

English is the language of scientific communication. Although the first characteristic of the Croatian scientific community is the Croatian language, the journal Promet - Traffic & Transportation will continue to publish exclusively in English in order to be accessible and understandable to the global scientific community. In this way, we aim to broaden our scientific outreach and increase visibility in the international scientific community.

We are proud of our history of continuous publishing, our thematic focus in the field of technical sciences, and our international outlook. In this context, we will strive to become even better.

Prof. Dr Doris Novak



Peer Review Process

Reviewers are prominent scientists and experts with an established scientific record which guarantees their competency in reviewing scientific papers.

The review process is secret and classified and is generally completed in two months.

After a paper has been submitted, the Reviewer Selection Committee, which consists up to three members of the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief, decides on the paper acceptability. If the submitted paper satisfies the submission requirements, reviewers are selected and appointed for review.

Every submission is reviewed by two to three reviewers.

The review criterion is the scientific and formal appropriateness to the journal mission.

Based on the relevant factors of the paper evaluation, reviewers submit one of three possible propositions: paper is acceptable for publication; paper requires changes and additions; paper is not acceptable for publication.

In case two reviewers submit a negative evaluation of a paper, the submitting author is informed that the paper was not accepted for publication.

An additional review is required in case a paper has only one negative evaluation. The additional review is performed by a new reviewer or a member of the Editorial Board.

Opinions and suggestions of the reviewers are sent to the author who is then obliged, together with other authors, make the necessary adjustments according to the reviewers' instructions.

In case the authors disagree with the suggestions made by reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief reconciles the different opinions.

The final decision on paper publication is made at the meeting of the Editorial Board.

Publication Frequency

New issue is published every two months.

Submissions accepted by the Editorial Board will be included in one of the future issues.

The submission publication schedule depends on the following criteria:

  1. Assigned submission section (immediate subject of traffic and transport technology)
  2. Classification (original scientific paper, preliminary communication, review)
  3. Decision of the Editorial Board

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb would like to see the journal PROMET - Traffic&Transportation become a place of discussion and contemplation on new ideas by scientists and experts in the field of traffic and transport technology.

Therefore we have decided to provide free and open access in order to provide all walks of scientists, researchers and individuals with new ideas a place where they can publish and protect their work.


How to prepare yourself before submitting a paper for publication

Answer the following questions:

  1. What inspired me to write this paper? (Hypothesis)
  2. What did I do?
  3. What are the results?
  4. What do the results mean? (Discussion and conclusion)

What to have in mind when submitting a paper for publication


The basic assumption required for the publication of a paper is the highest ethical standard of the author. This refers to the following:

The journal is included in the following academic databases

Papers published in the journal PROMET – Traffic&Transportation (IF =0.664 in 2019) are indexed in the following databases:

WoS - SCIE (Clarivate Analytics)



Directory of Open Access Journals



Journal archiving policy

The journal is included in Hrčak, the Portal of Scientific Journals of Croatia.


The journal enforces a strict plagiarism screening of every submitted article. One of the tools used is the Similarity Check plagiarism detection tool.

Articles which are considered to be plagiarised or contain plagiarised text will be automatically rejected.

License terms and copyright

The journal operates under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licensce.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Journal regulations

The journal regulations came into force on December 7, 2011.


Journal History

The Journal PROMET - Traffic&Transportation was founded in 1989 at the Faculty of Traffic and Transport Sciences.

The mission of the Journal is based on the promotion of scientific research in traffic and transport technology.

The first issue was published in August 1989. 24 articles were included on 205 pages. The articles were written by 31 authors whose scientific work in the area of traffic and transport technology had drawn attention to the significance of transport development.

The Journal has been published continuously since 1989 with a new issue published every two months and it is used by scientists and experts for the publication of research results and reviews of advanced technologies.

Articles published in the Journal are quoted in many scientific and expert publications and conferences.

Based on its achieved competency, the Journal is today listed in the most prominent international scientific databases.