Journal History

2012 The inaugural issue was released, and Actuators was published as a quarterly journal.
2013 It was indexed by Inspec (IET) and Genamics JournalSeek.
2016 It was indexed by Emerging Sources Citation Index—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2017 It was indexed by Scopus from Vol. 6.
Actuators started the Travel Award project.
2019 Actuators was covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) from Vol. 6 (2017).
2020

Actuators received its first Impact Factor of 1.957 for the year 2019.
Actuators received a CiteScore of 4.2 for the year of 2019.
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Actuator Technology: Materials, Devices and Applications (IeCAT 2020) is held on Sciforum.
Actuators started the Young Investigator Award; Outstanding Reviewer Award and Best Paper Award.

The journal was divided into 9 topical sections:
Actuators for Land Transport
Aircraft Actuators
Actuators for Medical Instruments
Actuators for Robotics
Actuators for Manufacturing Systems
Actuator Materials
High Torque/Power Density Actuators
Precision Actuators
Miniaturized and Micro Actuators

The year 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of Actuators.

2021  Actuators began publishing monthly from 2021.

Editors-in-Chief

2012–2020 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
2021–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino
Associate Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. André Preumont
Associate Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Manfred Kohl
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hai Wang for the section on Actuators for Land Transport
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Matteo Cianchetti for the section on Actuators for Robotics
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Eihab M. Abdel-Rahman for the section on Precision Actuators
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Nicola Pio Belfiore for the section on Miniaturized and Micro Actuators
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