About Us


IRJ was launched in 1960 and started monthly publication in January 1961 as the world's first globally-distributed magazine for the railway industry. IRJ is written for senior managers and engineers of the world's railways and transit systems, ministers of transport, manufacturers, railway planners, and consultants.

IRJ is produced by a well-respected team of journalists and correspondents with an intimate working knowledge of the industry, and IRJ editors travel the world to bring our discerning readers the latest developments in rail transport. IRJ sets itself a high standard for quality editorial content and industry-leading design.

With our independent coverage, superior design, expert editorial team, and high-value readership, no other global railway magazine comes close to IRJ.


Audited Circulation

International Railway Journal is the world's only journal dedicated to the international railway industry whose complete circulation is audited by ABC. Not only is our total circulation audited, but more significantly, so is the reader's job function. Fewer than 3000 publications worldwide have qualified for this stringent approval.

Worldwide Distribution

International Railway Journal is distributed to every country known to operate a railway or rapid transit system. In today's rapidly changing market place, only a worldwide circulation will guarantee that you can get your message across to all your potential customers.

Circulation Guarantee

Any company advertising in a publication has the right to demand that any circulation claim be independently verified. IRJ's circulation is audited by ABC.

ABC audits the total circulation which includes all mailed copies, their geographical distribution and, most importantly, the business and occupational details of each recipient.

Our ABC audit certification is your guarantee.

For detailed information about our circulation to your target markets, contact your IRJ sales representative.


IRJ is owned by Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, one of the oldest, most-respected, and privately-owned B2B publishers in the United States. More than 200,000 executives around the world count on Simmons-Boardman Publishing's media products to help them make key strategic decisions about their businesses every day.

Simmons-Boardman publishes North America's leading rail industry magazines: Railway Age, the world's oldest railway magazine, and Railway Track & Structures. Simmons-Boardman also has a conference division, a specialist railway book division and the Railway Education Bureau. In addition, Simmons-Boardman publishes a broad range of non-rail titles including Marine Log and Sign Builder Illustrated.

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