In the aim of promoting quality research among young researchers, the International Journal of Transport Economics (IJTE) has introduced, starting from 2015, an annual competition for young researchers in the field of Transport Economics.
After the success of the past editions, this edition has the goal to further promote among young scholars high-quality research that deals with transport related issues. In order to do so, an international Jury will review the submitted papers according to the Journal peer-reviewing rules.

The winner will receive a prize of €1,000. Furthermore, the winning paper (and, possibly, other papers according to the review results) will be published in our Journal (minor revisions may be asked by the reviewers).
Young researchers (younger than 35 years old or within 4 years from the end of their Phd) are invited to submit their own original works (multi-authored papers will be accepted if at least half of the authors are under 35).
Authors should submit an approximately 6,000-words paper of publishable quality synthesizing their research.

IJTE Instructions to Authors can be found on the journal’s website (
Papers should be emailed to Professor Enrico Musso (

Key dates are as follows:
• Abstract submission: September 30 th, 2024
• Notification of abstract acceptance: October 15 th, 2024
• Full paper submission: January 31 st, 2025
• Notification of Manuscript Acceptance: February 15 th, 2025
• Notification of Results: March 31st, 2025

The Award ceremony of the Prize will take place in Genoa, Italy, in May, 2025 (online participation is admitted).