Automation is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on automation and control systems published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • Reliable Service: rigorous peer review and professional production.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 21.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • Companion journal: Sensors.
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Topic in Applied Sciences, BDCC, Photonics, Processes, Remote Sensing, Automation
Advances in AI-Empowered Beamline Automation and Data Science in Advanced Photon Sources Topic Editors: Yi Zhang, Xiaogang Yang, Chunpeng Wang, Junrong Zhang
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Automation, Machines, Materials, Robotics, Actuators
Robotic Intelligent Machining System Topic Editors: Fangchen Yin, Changcai Cui, Guoqin Huang, Jingqi Zhang
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Aerospace, Applied Sciences, Automation, Drones, Remote Sensing, Sensors
Target Tracking, Guidance, and Navigation for Autonomous Systems Topic Editors: Won-Sang Ra, Shaoming He, Ivan Masmitja
Deadline: 20 February 2024
Topic in Automation, Lubricants, Materials
Advances in Monitoring of Transportation Infrastructures Topic Editors: Kumar Anupam, Alfredo Núñez Vicencio, Katerina Varveri, Zhen Yang
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Special Issue in Automation
Model Predictive Control: Advances in Sensor Technologies and Applications Guest Editor: Simon Tomažič
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topical Collection in Automation
Automation in Intelligent Transportation Systems Collection Editor: Chen Lyu
Topical Collection in Automation
Smart Robotics for Automation Collection Editor: Felipe Martins
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