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 other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Instruments and Instrumentation) / CiteScore - Q2 (Control and Optimization)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.7 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 2022).
  • 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: 2.523 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.944 (2021)
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Topic in Actuators, Applied Sciences, Machines, Sensors, Robotics
Advances in Mobile Robotics Navigation Topic Editors: Luis Payá, Oscar Reinoso García, Helder Jesus Araújo
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Actuators, Materials, Micromachines, Sensors, Vibration
Advances in Piezoelectric/Ultrasonic Sensors and Actuators Topic Editors: Junhui Hu, Ming Yang
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Topic in Materials, Applied Sciences, Sensors, Micromachines, Actuators
Piezoelectric Materials and Applications Topic Editors: Mickaël Lallart, Hélène Debeda, Jörg Wallaschek, Guylaine Poulin-Vittrant
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Actuators
Actuators for Flow Control and Heat Transfer Guest Editors: Manel Soria, Arnau Miró
Deadline: 30 August 2022
Special Issue in Actuators
Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Materials in Mechatronics, Precision Engineering and Vibration Control Guest Editors: André Preumont, Kainan Wang, Haim Abramovich
Deadline: 15 September 2022
Special Issue in Actuators
Vehicle Modeling and Control Guest Editors: Olivier Sename, Van Tan Vu, Thanh-Phong Pham
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue in Actuators
Dynamics and Control of Robot Manipulators Guest Editors: Marco Carricato, Edoardo Idà
Deadline: 20 October 2022
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