Actuators is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science and technology of actuators and control systems published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Control and Optimization)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 1.994 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.623 (2020)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Robotics, Actuators, Machines, Applied Mechanics
Motion Planning and Control for Robotics Editor-in-Chief: Dario Richiedei
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Special Issue in Actuators
Wireless Sensor–Actuator Networks Guest Editors: Lei Mo, Angeliki Kritikakou, Yeqiong Song
Deadline: 20 September 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
Smart Actuators for Endoscopic Robots Guest Editor: Luigi Manfredi
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
Vehicle Modeling and Control Guest Editors: Thanh-Phong Pham, Olivier Sename, Van Tan Vu
Deadline: 15 October 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
Actuators for System Identification, Vibration Analysis, and Control Guest Editor: Francisco Beltran-Carbajal
Deadline: 31 October 2021
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