Author Guidelines

1. Introduction

2. Publishing Ethics

3. Preparation of the article submission

4. Submission checklist

5. Reviewing and publication process

6. Privacy Policy

7. Distribution

8. Publishing activity


1. Introduction

1.1. Contact details for submission

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by submission system (register or login). Authors are requested to submit the title page, manuscript file with text (without names and affiliation), tables, artwork in electronic form and additional files.

Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent online submission must contact the Editor prior to submission to discuss alternative options -


1.2. Submission declaration

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright holder. Authors declare that they agree with the Archives of Transport policy and accept all information from this guide.


1.3. Copyright and open access

Authors will be required to confirm that they agree with the copyright notice before their submission is complete.

Declaration of the assignment of the copyright addressed to the publication of the article in "Archives of Transport."

I declare that I am the author/co-author of the submitted article, and I transfer to the Warsaw University of Technology Publisher of "Archives of Transport") complete copyrights without royalties in terms of the publication of this article in "Archives of Transport".

Rights include, among others:

         adaptation and publication of the article,

         reproduction of an article by a specified technique,

         distribution of article,

         saving article into computer storage systems and the journal's website.

The Publisher has the right to make the necessary editorial changes to the work, not affecting the powers of the Author's copyright statement.



        The Author(s) ensures that this work is completely original and has no borrowings from other works, which could result in liability of the Publisher, and that the author's copyright to this work is not limited in the scope of this declaration.

        The Author(s) who has included illustrations or other materials protected by copyright is obliged to obtain written authorization from the person entitled (by the Publisher) to use them and regulate related costs.

Archives of Transport journal allows the Author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.

This journal provides all articles in free open access. Articles are freely available to a wider public with permitted reuse under license: Creative Commons 4.0 BY (


1.4. Role of the funding source

Authors are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.


1.5. Language (usage and editing services)

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).


1.6. Publication fee (APC)

The article processing charge is 350 EUR (1500 PLN). The fee applies to articles accepted for publication (after review procedure). Discounts are available for articles with a foreign authoring team of high research quality and high potential. 


It is possible to obtain an APC fee waiver. High-quality articles developed by international scientific teams may apply for an exemption.

Attaching an Article Processing Charge Confirmation or an application with justification for a discount or exemption from the fee is mandatory when attaching files in the submission system.


1.7. Publication time and review speed

- first decision about the manuscript is provided approximately 14 days after submission;
- final decision (including review time) is undertaken approximately 120 days after submission;
- online publication of the accepted article is done approximately 180 days after submission.


2. Publishing Ethics

Ethics in scientific research and publications play a fundamental role in the advancement of contemporary science and have a profound impact on maintaining the integrity, honesty, and credibility of scientific publications. At the "Archives of Transport" editorial office, we attach utmost importance to issues related to publication ethics. Our top priority is to uphold the highest standards in this area to provide our readers and authors with the assurance that each published work is the result of fair and honest research.

Our publication ethics policy is based on the guidelines and best practices established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). COPE is a renowned organization that plays a pivotal role in shaping ethical standards in scientific publishing worldwide. While "Archives of Transport" is not an official member of COPE, we wholeheartedly implement and adhere to the principles and guidelines established by this organization.

Our editorial team is committed to ensuring the ethical conduct of the peer review and publication process. Any disputes or ambiguities that may arise during this process will be resolved in accordance with COPE guidelines, which serve as a reliable reference point in ethical matters.


2.1. Plagiarism detection and conflict of interest

The Archives of Transport Editorial Board is obligated to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism. The journal uses iThenticate for similarity analysis.

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest, including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations, within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence or be perceived to influence their work. If no conflicts exist, the authors should declare no conflicts of interest. This information should be sent to editors at the publication submission stage in the filled Authors Declaration. Detailed information about conflicts of interest can be found at the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


2.2. Ghostwriting & Guest authorship

The Editorial Board of Archives of Transport makes efforts to counteract scientific misconduct like “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship”.

Integrity and reliability in science are the foundation of its quality. Viewers of science should be assured that the authors of the publication transparently, fairly and honestly present the results of their work, regardless of whether they are direct authors or accepted the aid of specialized entities (natural or legal persons). The ethical attitude of researchers and the highest editorial standards are evidenced by the transparency of information about entities contributing to the publication (substantive, material or financial input, etc.) as a manifestation of good manners and social responsibility.

In opposition to above mentioned ethical actions, there are unethical behaviours like “ghostwriting” and „guest authorship”.

“Ghostwriting” is a situation when someone has made a substantial contribution to the publication but is not revealed as one of the authors or its role is not mentioned in the acknowledgments. The “guest authorship” (“honorary authorship”) is a different situation where the author has made little or no contribution to the publication and yet is mentioned as an author or co-author. In order to deal with “ghostwriting” and “guest authorship”, the Editorial Board of Achieves of Transport introduces the following requirements for authors:

  • Authors are asked to complete and send an “Authors Declaration” via the submission system stating their contribution to the publication and about conflict of interests.
  • Authors are asked to include and send information about the sources of funding contributions of institutions, associations and other entities. These data will be used to assess whether the authors duly (sufficiently) complied with the requirements leading to the elimination of "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship". This information should be provided at the stage of publication submission.

These requirements rest jointly on all authors represented by the author submitting the article. The submitting (or corresponding) author is given primary responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the required information. 

The Archives of Transport Editorial Board informs that any cases of unethical actions will be disclosed and exposed, including notifying the relevant institutions (employing institutions, societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.). All manifestations of scientific misconduct, especially violations and breaches of ethics in science, will be documented by the editors.


2.3. Authorship of publication

Authors are individuals who have made a significant contribution to the preparation of the publication. This includes the development of the article's concept, methodology, conducting research, analysis and interpretation of results, as well as the preparation of the publication's text. Individuals who have made a substantial contribution to selected activities from the above-mentioned should be designated as authors. Additionally, all authors must endorse the version intended for publication and consent to take responsibility for all aspects of the work. This includes the resolution of any disputes and conflicts. The mentioned endorsement is conveyed to the editorial team by the corresponding author after the production stage. If Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Assisted Technology was used in the process of creating the publication, the extent of use must be described in the publication, as well as in the Author Declaration.


The declaration of the authors' contribution to the publication must be based on the CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy).

For a detailed description of authorship, check the guidelines: International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


2.4. Submissions by individuals associated with the journal's editorial board or editorial staff

The developed guidelines aim to ensure transparency, impartiality, and integrity in evaluating manuscripts submitted by individuals associated with the journal's editorial board or editorial staff.

Members of the editorial staff who wish to submit a manuscript to the journal must notify the Editor-in-Chief or the designated editorial authority. Potential conflicts of interest related to the submitted manuscript will be assessed upon manuscript submission. In the event of identifying a significant conflict of interest, the manuscript will be assigned to an independent editor, and external reviewers will be appointed to ensure an objective evaluation. The principle of double-blind review will be maintained, and the submitter (an individual associated with the editorial team) will not have access to confidential information about the publication process.

The journal will ensure that manuscripts submitted by editorial staff undergo the same rigorous review as all other submissions. If an editorial staff member disagrees with the handling or decision regarding their manuscript, they can follow the standard journal appeals procedure. 


3. Preparation of the article submission

3.1. Essential title page information

The title page should precede the text of the article and must contain the following elements in order:

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulas where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelt. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. 
  • Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, the e-mail address and ORCID numbers of each author. If you or co-author(s) do not have ORCID you can obtain it at link.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication, by underlining the appropriate author given name(s) and family name(s). Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main affiliation address.
  • Contribution of authors - enter information (like in the Authors Declaration)
  • Acknowledgements: please add it to the title page. List here those individuals who provided help during the research or funding source. Do not include it in the file with the manuscript text.


3.2. Text

The text of the publication must be prepared in accordance with the following:

  • The manuscript file cannot contain any information about the authors. It should be prepared in a way that will allow proceeding with a blind review procedure.
  • Manuscripts should be between 8 000 and 16 000 words in length (including references, tables and figures), if justified, the length may be exceeded.
  • It is important that the file be saved in the native format (please use doc., docx.) and also in pdf. The text should be in single-column format.
  • Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
  • The Times New Roman font 12 pt. with a single interline is preferred.
  • Avoid multi-space to make gaps, hard spaces (non-breaking spaces) and hard page breakers. If it is possible, use automatic references, headers and footers.

The final formatting will be done after acceptance of the manuscript by the Editorial Board and presented to the author for acceptance before printing and online publishing.


3.3. Article structure (file with manuscript)

3.3.1. Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ..), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


3.3.2. Title and Abstract

The title must match the content of the article and include its main theme. A concise and factual abstract is required (about 300-350 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s).


3.3.3. Keywords

Provide 3 to 5 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Only firmly established in the field abbreviations may be eligible. Keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


3.3.4. Introduction

In the introduction section of their article, authors should incorporate the following elements:

  • Clearly outline the rationale for addressing the chosen subject matter.
  • Define the scope of the research efforts undertaken.
  • Present a concise overview of the article's structure and organization.

Avoid delving into an exhaustive literature review or summarizing the outcomes at this stage.


3.3.5. Literature Review

In the "Literature Review" section, please provide clear objectives for the review, including the context in which the study takes place. Identify key concepts related to your research and briefly discuss them in the context of your article. Organize the literature review logically, which may be thematic or chronological, depending on your research needs.


3.3.6. Methodology

This section provides a detailed description of the research methods used in your study, including data collection and analysis methods. Ensure that the description is sufficiently detailed for another researcher to replicate the study based on this information. Specify the scope of your study and the population or sample on which the research was conducted to assess the generalizability of the results. Address ethical considerations related to your research, such as participant consent and privacy protection, and provide relevant information. Explain how data analysis was conducted, including the software and statistical techniques used.


3.3.7. Results and discussion

Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


3.3.8. Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


3.3.9. Abbreviations

Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


3.3.10. Reference list

The bibliography should be prepared according to the guidelines in section 3.5.


3.4. Artwork and tables

3.4.1. Electronic artwork

The above rules must be applied for artworks:

  • Use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Embed the used fonts if the application provides that option.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Size the illustrations close to the desired dimensions of the published version.
  • Submit illustration in the article file.
  • If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format.
  • Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below): EPS (or PDF): Vector drawings, embed all used fonts, TIFF (or JPEG, JPG): Colour or grayscale photographs (halftones), keep to a minimum of 300 dpi, TIFF (or JPEG, JPG): Bitmapped (pure black & white pixels) line drawings, keep to a minimum of 1000 dpi. TIFF (or JPEG, JPG): Combinations of bitmapped line/half-tone (colour or grayscale), keep to a minimum of 500 dpi.
  • Please avoid GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG format, files that are too low in resolution; and submitting graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.
  • If you submit usable colour figures, then Archives of Transport will ensure that these figures will appear in colour in the online and printed version.
  • Because of technical complications that can arise by converting colour figures to 'grey scale' (for the copies of the printed version) please make sure that your graphics will look properly in black and white versions.
  • Each illustration must have a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum, but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.


3.4.2. Tables

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables should be placed next to the relevant text in the article and clearly referred. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules.


3.5. References

  • The journal follows the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style for both in-text citations and reference list citations. In the reference list, please arrange the citations alphabetically, and each reference should have a sequential number.
  • Whenever available, authors are obligated to include the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for cited references.
  • It is not recommended to cite articles from Archives of Transport unless it is deemed necessary for the context of your research.
  • The literature should be based on journal publications indexed in SCOPUS or WoS. Of course, it does not have to be limited to them.
  • Authors are required to ensure that at least 30% of the references in their manuscript cite papers published in the last three years. Additionally, please ensure that the number of self-citations does not exceed 4.
  • The list of references should be included in the manuscript file itself and also submitted through the journal's submission system. 


3.5.1. Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is present in the reference list. All positions in reference lists must be cited in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Citation in text should be in the form (author, year) for example (Kowalski and White, 2000) or (Smith et al., 2010).


3.5.2. Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired or can be included in the reference list.


3.5.3. Reference style

The reference list should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. Citation in text should be Name(year) or (Name, year), for example, Smith and Nowak (2010) or (Wisniewski et al., 2010).


  • Reference to a journal publication:

Smith, A., Nowak, K.S., & Liu, H.S. (2010). How to write a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Articles, 163(5), 51–59. https://doi...

  • Reference to a book:

Kowalski, W., & White, E.B. (2000). The handbook on science. (3rd ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 5). https://doi...

  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Wisniewski, G.R., & Adams, L. B., (2009). How to prepare your article. In Jones, B.S., & Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc. https://doi...

If the title of the cited article, book, or chapter is not given in the Latin alphabet, the author must provide an appropriate transcript in English. This is required for indexing purposes.


3.6. Cover Letter

It is a significant part of the submission (send it via the submission system in the same place where the title page is). It contains very useful information for the editor and will make assessment procedures faster. The cover letter should include:

  1. Description of the article, including title, authors, number of pages, figures, tables, equation, and references.
  2. Information about each author's contribution.
  3. Summary of the novelty of the article and its impact on science and practice in the article research area.
  4. Highlight that your research is in line with the thematic scope of the Archives of Transport journal. It is precious if you can indicate your articles where you cite works from the Archives of Transport.
  5. The declaration about no competing interest, acceptance of the journal policy, and the declaration that the article is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.
  6. It would be very welcome if you could send a suggestion of 3 reviewers (affiliation should be other than yours; at least one should be a foreign researcher), send it in such manner: Title, First name, Last Name, Affiliation, E-mail address, please attach them also in the online submission system at the “For the Editors” section.


4. Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review:

  1. This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  2. This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  3. One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: e-mail address, full postal address.
  4. The title page of the article has been prepared in separate file.
  5. The manuscript file has been prepared, and contains title, abstract, keywords, text, figures, all figure captions, all tables (including title, description, footnotes),
  6. The manuscript has been spell-checked and grammar-checked, references are in the correct format, all references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text.
  7. All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  8. Permission has been obtained for the use of copyrighted material (publish all photos, datasets and other material) from other sources (including the Internet).
  9. All necessary attachments were well prepared:

        Title page in doc or docx.

        Manuscript in doc. or docx.

        Cover letter in pdf.

        Article Processing Charge Confirmation or request for discount or fee waiver in pdf.

        Authors Declaration in pdf.


5. Reviewing and publication process

5.1. Review Policy

Achieves of Transport has adopted a double-blind reviewing policy, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features from the paper itself, ensuring that the author's identity is not revealed. However, this does not preclude authors from citing their own works. However, authors must cite their works in a manner that does not make explicit their identity. The author(s) declares that the submitted article is not plagiarism.

We extend a warm invitation to join us as a reviewer for Archives of Transport. As a distinguished scientist in the fields of Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain, Simulation, Optimization, and Process Modeling, your expertise and insights are invaluable to our journal's mission of advancing knowledge in these critical domains.

Why become a reviewer for Archives of Transport?

  • Contribute to Advancing Research: Your expertise will play a pivotal role in shaping the quality and direction of research in your field. By reviewing manuscripts, you actively contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of cutting-edge research.
  • Expand Your Network: Collaborate with fellow experts, authors, and the editorial board, fostering valuable connections within your scientific community.
  • Enhance Your Expertise: The review process enhances your own knowledge and critical analysis skills, keeping you at the forefront of developments in your field.
  • Recognition and Visibility: As a reviewer for Archives of Transport, your contributions will be acknowledged and your name will be prominently displayed in our journal. This recognition further solidifies your reputation as a thought leader in your area of expertise.
  • Convenient and Efficient: Our user-friendly online submission and review system make the process efficient and hassle-free. You can easily manage your reviewing commitments according to your schedule.


5.2. Reviewers’ guidelines

Detailed guidelines are posted on a dedicated page - Guidelines for Reviewers.


5.3. The article rejection

The submitted article can be rejected in the following cases:

  1. Subject editors recognize that the article is not consistent with the scientific area of Archives of Transport.
  2. The “ghostwriting” or “guestauthorship” practice is detected.
  3. Detection of plagiarism.
  4. The review procedure results in unequivocal rejection.
  5. The copyrights of any kind are violated.
  6. The form of the article doesn’t meet the basic requirements of text editing.
  7. The number of submitted articles is significantly greater than the publishing possibilities.

In all cases, the decision about article rejection is undertaken by the Editorial Committee, and the author(s) get a notification with specified reasons for rejection and possible directions for further actions.


5.4. Publication process and review procedure

The review and publication process is started after the new submission. The process consists of the following steps:

  1. Submission of the article with all required declarations by online system. 
  2. Acceptance by the associated editor (subject editor) for further processing. Subject editors can propose reviewers.
  3. The evaluation of each accepted article is done by two reviewers who are not associated with the scientific unit affiliating author(s). The reviewers are appointed by the Editorial Board (double-blind reviewing policy).
  4. Information about the author(s) and reviewers are undisclosed to both sides (double-blind review). The reviewer is not revealed during the procedure and after the publication.
  5. Review involves completing a Review Form with a place for additional comments. Reviewers are obliged to clear admission of the article for publication or reject it. The admission may be conditional in nature, which means that the article requires changes listed by the reviewer.
  6. Generally, the decision to reject the article is final unless the Scientific Committee considers that the rejection occurred without proper justification and formulating clear remarks about the authors. In that case, after checking and remedying shortcomings being the basis for the rejection of the article, the authors have the right to re-submit for publication. The review process is then repeated.
  7. If necessary Author(s) receives comments from the reviewer to be taken into account and included in the article. Author(s) is obligated to consider remarks and improve the work or discuss with the reviewer through the Archives of Transport Editorial Board.
  8. The reviewing process is stopped when the article is finally rejected or accepted by both reviewers.
  9. The names of the reviewers are given collectively once a year as a list in the last (fourth) issue and on the website. The list doesn’t notify which articles or even which issues were supported by particular reviewers.
  10. Information about review mechanisms and criteria are available for authors in Review Form and Guidelines for Reviewers.
  11. After a success review process, the Archives of Transport sends an invoice with a processing charge.
  12. After Payment article is edited and prepared for publication. The author accepts the final version of the paper before printing and releasing it online.
  13. Publication online and in print.


5.5. Post-publication discussions, corrections and retraction

Archives of Transport is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical and scientific integrity in the publication process. We are committed to fostering open discussions, addressing errors, and taking appropriate actions when necessary to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. The following guidelines outline our policies regarding post-publication discussions, corrections, and retractions.

This policy is subject to periodic review and may be updated to align with evolving ethical standards and best practices in publishing. If anything is not defined within these guidelines, the COPE guidelines shall apply (COPE Council. COPE Guidelines: Retraction Guidelines. November 2019.


5.5.1. Post-Publication Discussions

Archives of Transport encourages open and constructive debate post-publication. Authors, readers, and the scientific community are invited to engage in discussions either on our journal's website, through letters to the editor, or on external moderated platforms like PubPeer. These discussions should focus on the scientific content and validity of published articles.


5.5.2. Corrections

Authors are encouraged to promptly report any errors or inaccuracies discovered in their published work to the journal's editorial office. Corrections will be considered when errors, such as miscalculations or experimental errors, are identified and they significantly impact the interpretation of the findings.


5.5.3. Retractions

Editors will consider retracting a publication if any of the following criteria are met:

  • Unreliable findings: There is clear and convincing evidence that the findings are unreliable due to major errors (e.g., miscalculations or experimental errors), fabrication of data, or falsification (e.g., image manipulation).
  • Plagiarism: The publication constitutes plagiarism, wherein significant portions of the content are lifted without proper attribution to the original sources.
  • Redundant publication: The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources, disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or other justifiable reasons (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
  • Unauthorized material or data: The publication contains material or data that were used without proper authorization or permission.
  • Copyright infringement: There is evidence of copyright infringement or other serious legal issues, such as libel or privacy violations.
  • Unethical research: The publication reports research that is deemed unethical according to established ethical guidelines.
  • Compromised peer review: The publication has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process.
  • Undisclosed competing interests: The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (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.


Retraction Process:

When a decision is made to retract a publication, the following steps will be taken:

  • A retraction notice will be issued, clearly stating the reasons for the retraction and the identified issues with the publication.
  • The retraction notice will be linked to the original publication for transparency.
  • The publication will be marked as "retracted" to ensure readers are aware of its status.



Authors who disagree with the decision to retract their work may submit an appeal to the editorial office. The appeal will be reviewed by the journal's editorial board, and a decision will be made based on the provided information and evidence.


6. Privacy Policy

Archives of Transport is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our authors, reviewers, readers, and all individuals who engage with our journal. Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws and best practices in scholarly publishing.

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will provide notice of significant changes on our website.

By using Archives of Transport's website and services, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.


6.1. Information we collect

We may collect and process the following categories of personal information:


  • Contact information (e.g., name, email address, affiliation, postal address, phone number).
  • Academic and professional credentials.
  • Manuscript submissions and related files.
  • Peer review and editorial correspondence.
  • Any other information voluntarily provided by authors.


  • Contact information (e.g., name, email address, affiliation, postal address, phone number).
  • Academic and professional credentials.
  • Reviewer comments, assessments, and recommendations.


  • Anonymous usage data collected through cookies and similar technologies (e.g., IP address, browser type, pages visited, referring website).

6.2. How we use your information

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To manage the submission, peer review, and publication process.
  • To communicate with authors, reviewers, and readers.
  • To ensure the integrity and quality of published content.
  • To comply with legal obligations.
  • To improve our website and services.
  • To prevent and investigate misconduct or breaches of our policies.


6.3. Data Security

We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. This includes encryption, access controls, and regular security assessments.


6.4. Data Sharing

We may share your personal information with the following parties:

  • Editors involved in the peer review process.
  • Service providers who assist us in journal management, website hosting, and technical support.
  • Legal authorities when required to comply with applicable laws and regulations.


6.5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Our website may use cookies and similar technologies to collect anonymous usage data for analytical purposes. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.


6.6. Your Rights

You have the right to access, rectify, or delete your personal information, as well as the right to object to or restrict its processing. To exercise these rights or to inquire about your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer.


6.7. GDPR information clause

In accordance with art. 13 section 1 and 2 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of people using a connection to the processing of personal data and relate to the activity of such data and repeal of provisions 95/46 / EC (General provisions on data protection) (Official Journal EU L 119 of 05/04/2016 , p. 1; corrected, Journal of Laws EU L 127 of 23/05/2018, p. 2), hereinafter referred to as "GDPR", the Editorial Team of the Archives of Transport informs and authors, reviewers and other stakeholders acknowledge:

  • the administrator of your personal data is the Faculty of Transport of the Warsaw University of Technology, 75 Koszykowa Street, 00-662 Warsaw;
  • contact regarding personal data protection:

        by correspondence: Editorial Team of the Archives of Transport, Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology, 75 Koszykowa Street, 00-662 Warsaw,


  • your personal data will be processed on the basis of art. 6 clause 1 lit. b GDPR in order to conclude and implement a cooperation agreement related to publications in the Archives of Transport, as well as for archiving purposes and will be made available to entities authorized to receive them under the law;
  • providing personal data is voluntary, but the result of not providing data will be the inability to conclude and implement cooperation related to the publications of Archives of Transport;
  • your personal data will be stored for the period necessary to perform it and control of cooperation, and for the purposes of the Accounting Act for a period of 5 years starting from the year following the financial year;
  • you are entitled to:

        the right to access your personal data,

        the right to rectify your personal data,

        to the extent resulting from legal provisions - the right to delete as well as the right to limit the processing of your personal data;

  • you have the right to lodge a complaint to the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the law.


7. Distribution

  • The journal is available online in the open-access formula.
  • Transfer to the digital repository of the National Library (Poland) with the grant of a royalty-free, non-exclusive license for the purpose of making scientific articles published in the journal available to the public in such a way that anyone can access them at a place and time of their own choosing, without any restrictions (including without technical limitations or technical safeguards) as part of the Polona Digital National Library and Academica Digital Lending Library of Scientific Publications.
  • After printing, the journal's printed version is forwarded to libraries as a compulsory copy.
  • Other scientific entities and libraries may submit a request for free copies of the printed version (please contact - however, we do not guarantee such a possibility.
  • Authors may submit a request for an original copy. The cost is 30 EUR per piece. Please inform us about such will after the review process. The fee will be included in the invoice with the article processing charge.


8. Publishing activity

Archives of Transport is published and financed by the Faculty of Transport, Warsaw University of Technology. 

In 2022 - 2024 Archives of Transport received funding under the "Development of scientific journals" program implemented by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Poland.

The project aims to improve the quality of the journal, including the quality of the publishing process, increase the range of its impact and maintain the journal in international circulation.



ISSN 0866-9546
E-ISSN 2300-8830