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, and in Inspec (IET). Covered in Scopus from Vol. 6 (2017).
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 27 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 8.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).
  • 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 Issues

Special Issue in Actuators
Polymeric Actuators 2018 Guest Editors: Salvatore Graziani, Alvo Aabloo
Deadline: 18 December 2018
Special Issue in Actuators
Selected Papers from the 6th International Conference on Integrity-Reliability-Failure (IRF2018) Guest Editors: Giorgio Olmi, Joaquim Silva Gomes, Massimiliano De Agostinis
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Actuators
Selected Papers from the 16th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings (ISMB16) Guest Editors: Jin Zhou, Huachun Wu, Satoshi Ueno, Feng Sun
Deadline: 20 January 2019
Special Issue in Actuators
Instability Phenomena and Complex Responses in Electrically-Actuated Microbeam-Based MEMS Guest Editors: Stefano Lenci, Farbod Alijani, Pierpaolo Belardinelli
Deadline: 15 February 2019

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