Journal of Railway Transportation and Technology is an international journal dedicated to research, development, and application in the scope of railway systems. Published by Politeknik Perkeretaapian Indonesia Madiun, Indonesia, was published in March and October. Furthermore, this publication aims to encourage the interaction and collaboration between universities, research centres, railway operators, and industry in order to identify problems, propose solutions, and indicate directions for future research. For authors who have scientific articles in the field according to the scope of the journal, they can register and send their manuscripts in English. 

Publications Frequency
Journal of Railway Transport and Technology will be published twice a year in March and October.

Article Insentif
Journal of Railway Transport and Technology is free of charge. A qualified and accepted paper will get 2 million rupiahs. 

All manuscripts must be prepared in English. 


Aims and Scope
The journal publishes original papers that cover, but are not limited to, the following topics:
Rolling Stock

  • Design, manufacture, and maintenance
  • Modeling and simulation
  • High-speed trains, light railways, and freight capacity
  • Performance and optimization
  • Aerodynamics and crosswind
  • Noise, vibration, and comfort
  • Safety, security, and reliability
  • Ergonomics and interior design


  • Bridges, tunnels, and transition zones
  • Track design, construction, and maintenance
  • Interaction of vehicles with the infrastructure and the environment
  • Foundations
  • Track monitoring
  • Trackbeds: sleepers and ties
  • Geotechnical aspects: earthworks, embankments, stabilization
  • Technologies for track defects detection

Energy and Environment

  • Re-use of kinetic energy
  • Energy sources and smart grids
  • Hybrid traction and power trains
  • Sustainable rail transport

Signalling and communication

  • ERTMS - European Rail Traffic Management System
  • ITS - Information and Technology Systems


  • Traffic management
  • Interoperability
  • Intermodal solutions

Strategies and Economics

  • Standards and regulations
  • Capacity and cost
  • Track access charges
  • Future trends in railway engineering

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