Actuators — Open Access Journal

Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825; CODEN: ACTUC3) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of actuators and control systems published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - Web of Science, from Vol. 5, in Scopus and in Inspec (IET).
  • CiteScore 2018 (Scopus): 2.80, which equals rank 9/92 (Q1) in "Control and Optimization" and rank 60/232 in "Control and Systems Engineering".
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019).
  • 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.
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Special Issue in Actuators
Soft and Compliant Actuators and Their Robotic Applications Guest Editor: Amir Jafari
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Special Issue in Actuators
Pneumatic Soft Actuators Guest Editor: Steve Davis
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Special Issue in Actuators
Polymeric Actuators 2019 Guest Editors: Salvatore Graziani, Alvo Aabloo
Deadline: 31 December 2019
Special Issue in Actuators
Variable Stiffness Actuators Guest Editors: Steffen Leonhardt, Bernhard Penzlin, Chuong Ngo
Deadline: 15 January 2020
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