Publishing and Indexing

Publishing policy

Each paper submitted for the conference must be covered by at least one author or student registration in order for it to be published.
All papers accepted for the conference and covered by at least one registration will be fully published  in the book of proceedings "Road and Rail Infrastructure V" both in printed and digital form.

Papers in short form (title, abstract, authors and keywords) will be published at the conference website after the conference.

Papers in long form (full papers in PDF) will be published 18 months after the conference on CETRA website.

In order to identify CETRA as a serial publication, ISSN numbers were issued, both for printed and digi­tal version of proceedings: ISSN 1848-9842 (Print), ISSN 1848-9850 (CD-ROM).

Papers for which the Scientific Committee evaluate that significantly contribute to science will be submitted to scientific journal GRADEVINAR in accordance with the usual procedure for publication. GRADEVINAR is SCI Expended Journal, more details you can find on



All papers accepted and published in CETRA 2018 proceedings will be indexed by Google Scholar search engine in short form (title, abstract, authors, keywords).

As a novelty in CETRA publishing procedure, all papers accepted for CETRA 2018 proceedings will receive a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) in order to further increase the visibility and consistency of all published papers.

All papers published in CETRA 2018 book of proceedings will be indexed in TRID base, which is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database, and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide. In addition, the TRID base has accepted all papers that were published at previous CETRA conferences. Papers from CETRA 2012, 2014 and 2016 have already been indexed. 

All CETRA proceedings are also being indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge database (CPCI-S).


Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:

a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.

b) Submitted full papers will be published in the book of proceedings "Road and Rail Infrastructure IV" as well as in digital form (on a CD). Conference organiser is allowed to publish author's names, institution and country as well as the paper abstract on the conference web site.


Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement

CETRA Conference serves as a platform for a broad blend of scientific and technical papers in the fields of Civil, Transport, Geotechnical, Environmental, Traffic and Electrical Engineering with application in Road and Rail Infrastructure. Papers considered for publication in the conference Proceedings are original papers that form a contribution to the theory or practice of infrastructure engineering, present state-of-the-art work on topics related to infrastructure, or case studies in which theory is applied to a significant infrastructure problem.

University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering Department of Transportation Engineering as a publisher, takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. Therefore, all parties involved in the act of publishing (editors, authors, reviewers and the publisher) of these Proceedings have to agree upon standards of ethical behaviour based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE (available at