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, Applied Mechanics, Sensors, Robotics, Actuators
Space Robotics Editor-in-Chief: Timothy Sands
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Special Issue in Actuators
Soft and Compliant Actuators and Their Robotic Applications Guest Editors: Amir Jafari, Guangbo Hao
Deadline: 15 December 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
Flow Control by Means of Synthetic Jet Actuators Guest Editor: Luigi de Luca
Deadline: 20 December 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
Actuators for Intelligent Electric Vehicles Guest Editors: Peng Hang, Xin Xia, Xinbo Chen
Deadline: 15 January 2022
Special Issue in Actuators
Actuators for Climbing Robotics Guest Editor: Georgios Andrikopoulos
Deadline: 20 January 2022
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