FAQ

Why should I publish in TSR?

The values declared by the TSR journal and its Editorial Team are shared by many traffic safety reserchers worldwide. We have received encouragements to go on with the journal on numerous occasions and from very prominent researchers, which is a clear indication that a new—and different—publication platform is needed. However, the TSR will not 'fly' unless the research community supports it during the first years of existance.

We are perfectly aware of the pressure on publishing in 'highly-ranked journals' experienced at many research institutions—good or bad, this is the reality we live in. However, by submitting ONE good paper during the coming three years you will help TSR to pass through the initial 'turbulence' and enter the list of well-accepted journals that no one will question anymore.

See this submission as a future investment but also as your contribution for setting up something good for the entire traffic safety community. From our side, we can assure you that we will always aim at high-quality content (rather than quantity) and you will never feel ashamed of the 'company' that surrounds your paper.

Has TSR journal ISSN?

ISSN number will be assigned after publication of the first five papers.

Do articles have DOI links?

All published articles will receive a permanent DOI address. Connection to DOI sevice requires ISSN (hence five-paper-threshold is relevant here, too), as soon as this technicality is resolved, all published papers will receive a DOI address.

Is TSR journal indexed?

Most indexing services require some history of publication (usually, around three years) before a journal is accepted for indexing. As soon as TSR has fulfilled the formal requirements, we will apply for being indexed. The good news is that all papers already published will be retrospectively indexed, too.

Is TSR journal searchable in Web of Science, Google Scholar and other scientific literature search tools?

'Searchability' of papers is closely connected to the indexing. Put it simple, it will be much easier for other reserachers to find your paper after the journal is indexed. However, we aim at making agreements with individual databases specifically related to transportation about inclusion of the journal in their search results.

Google Scholar reminds a regular Internet search engine, therefore a new paper becomes visible within three weeks after the publication.

What are the costs of publishing/reading TSR journal?

TSR journal adheres to Platinum Open-Access model, meaning that both reading and publishing the materials is free-of-charge.

Is TSR journal integrated with ORCID?

Yes, the journal is fully integrated with ORCID. You can connect your ORCID iD during the registration with the journal, when submitting a paper or at any other time. When your paper is published, it automatically becomes visible in your ORCID record.

Read more about ORCID at TSR journal here.

Is TSR integrated with Publons?

Currently, no. There is a technical possibility to activate integration with Publons so that users with active Publons accounts can get their reviews registered automatically. This is a paid service for the journal and the fee size is currently out of proportion to the number of publications and reviews that we process.

We are investigating the interest for activating this feature, if you find it to be important—let us know at tsr.international@ictct.net.