|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).|
Actuators received its first Impact Factor of 1.957 for the year 2019.
The journal was divided into 9 topical sections:
The year 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of Actuators.
|2021||Actuators began publishing monthly from 2021.|
|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