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 provided to authors approximately 21.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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, Automation, Buildings, Informatics, Safety, Sustainability
Construction and Project Management Topic Editors: Srinath Perera, Albert P. C. Chan, Dilanthi Amaratunga, Makarand Hastak, Patrizia Lombardi, Sepani Senaratne, Xiaohua Jin, Anil Sawhney
Deadline: 30 October 2022
Topic in Automation, Machines, Robotics, Sensors
Recent Advances in Robotics and Networks Topic Editors: Xiaochun Cheng, Daming Shi
Deadline: 30 December 2022
Topic in Automation, Fibers, Metrology, Photonics, Sensors
Advance and Applications of Fiber Optic Measurement Topic Editors: Flavio Esposito, Stefania Campopiano, Agostino Iadicicco
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Automation, JMSE, Machines, Robotics, Sensors
Advanced Sensors and Robotic Platform Technologies for the Exploration and Monitoring of Marine Ecosystems and Far Beyond Topic Editors: Jacopo Aguzzi, Giacomo Picardi, Damianos Chatzievangelou, Simone Marini, Sascha Flögel, Sergio Stefanni, Peter Weiss, Daniel Mihai Toma
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Automation
Networked Predictive Control for Complex Systems Guest Editors: Nicola Epicoco, Raffaele Carli, Graziana Cavone, Domenico Bianchi
Deadline: 30 October 2022
Special Issue in Automation
Fault-Tolerant, Fault-Detection and Diagnostic Systems in Automation Guest Editor: Zdzislaw Kowalczuk
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Automation
Modeling, Stability Analysis and Control Synthesis for Complex and Switched Systems Guest Editors: Guangdeng Zong, Dong Yang, Shuping He
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topical Collection in Automation
Automation in Intelligent Transportation Systems Collection Editor: Chen Lv
Topical Collection in Automation
Smart Robotics for Automation Collection Editor: Felipe Martins
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