About Automation


Automation (ISSN 2673-4052) is dedicated to the dissemination of rigorously peer-reviewed publications on automation, control, and allied topics. As an open access journal, Automation aims at providing high visibility and timely research impact, and is committed to rapid publication. The journal provides a venue for both specialized and multi-disciplinary research on automation and control and their applications.

Automation publishes full research papers, communications and review articles. There is no restriction on the length of papers and no additional charges for color figures, etc. Electronic files supplying details of calculations and of experimental procedures can be deposited as supplementary materials.


Automation covers a broad range of areas, such as studies related to the following topics:

  • Control theory
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Networked systems
  • System condition monitoring
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Energy management systems
  • Aerospace control systems
  • Micro- and nano-systems
  • Learning systems
  • Intelligent control systems
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Motion control and sensing
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition
  • Process automation and monitoring
  • Fault detection and diagnosis
  • Sensors and signal processing
  • Robotics and applications
  • Human-machine systems and interfaces
  • Devices and instruments

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Automation is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Automation will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .

Editorial Office

Ms. April Zhu
Managing Editor

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