Journal History

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

Actuators receives its first Impact Factor of 1.957 for the year 2019.
Actuators receives 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 starts the Young Investigator Award; Outstanding Reviewer Award and Best Paper Award.

The journal is 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

2021  Actuators begins publishing monthly from 2021.


until 2020 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
2021- Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino (2021-)
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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