About Instruments


Instruments (ISSN 2410-390X) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to the design and applications of instruments, apparatuses, and experimental techniques in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.

The journal aims at publishing high-quality scientific papers presenting ground-breaking and innovative results, as well as major achievements in the field of instrumentation and in the use of the related data.

It publishes regular research papers, communications, letters, short notes, and reviews. Our aim is to encourage researchers to publish their experimental, theoretical, and computational results in as much detail as necessary. There are no restrictions on paper length or number of figures and tables.


The main subject areas include:

  • Innovative design, methods, applications, metrological characterization, and theory of all aspects of advanced instruments, including sensors, transducers, signal generators, and virtual instruments.
  • Among the main fields: instrumentation in physics, astronomy, chemistry, engineering, electronics, materials science, space science, biology and medicine, domotics, environment, energy, food and nutrition.
  • Innovative data acquisition architectures, components, and pre-processing techniques.
  • New data analysis software and approaches.
  • Instrumentation science: uncertainty theory and application, epistemology, measurement production modeling, and experimental identification and validation.
  • Advanced instrumentation in medicine: human interface, brain science, space and motion perception, human factors, vision, auditory and somatosensory, attention and performance rehabilitation, sport science.
  • Examples of keywords are: sensors, transducers, microscopy, spectroscopy, imaging, optical devices, spectrometry, particle accelerators and detectors, plasma, dosimetry, metrology, electronics, data handling, medical and industrial diagnostics, robotics and haptics, measurement embedded applications, Virtual Instrumentation, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, wireless sensor networks, sensors and transducers on chip, education and training in measurement and instrumentation, etc.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Instruments 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.

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 Instruments 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:

© 2022 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. Shayna Tang
Managing Editor

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