Springer acquired RTS-Recherche Transports Sécurité, a French journal on traffic and transport safety, previously published by Lavoisier. The official journal of the French institute of science and technology for transport, development, and networks (IFSTTAR), RTS intends to secure a position as the leading resource in the transport and traffic field. Springer's distribution channels will enable RTS to increase its readership and visibility among international French-speaking researchers.
Springer and IFSTTAR have already partnered to found the ETRR-European Transport Research Review, an English-language publication of an existing IFSTTAR journal. With Springer as the publisher, authors can submit both research papers and articles with a practical focus to RTS through an electronic manuscript system. RTS is published quarterly.