Journal History

2013 The inaugural issue was released. Machines was published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Machines was indexed in Inspec (IET).

Machines was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science.
Machines announced the first edition of the Travel Award.
Machines was indexed in Scopus.


Machines became an affiliated journal of the The International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), and its members received a discount on the journal’s article processing charges.


Machines was indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE—Web of Science).
Machines Received its new CiteScore (2019) of 3.2, ranked 26/101 in the category of “Control and Optimization” and 92/340 in the category of "Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering".
Machines receives its first Impact Factor (2.428).


Machines announced the first edition of the Young Investigator and Outstanding Reviewer Award.
Machines received its Impact Factor (2.899), ranked 61/137 (Q2) in “Engineering, Mechanical” and 127/276 (Q2) in “Engineering, Electrical & Electronic”.

2022 Machines announced the first edition of the Best Paper and PhD Thesis Award.
Machines published its 1,000th paper.
Machines was indexed in IndexCopernicus.
2023 -Bioengineering Technology was discontinued.
-Energy and Power Engineering was renamed as Electromechanical Energy Conversion Systems.
2024 -Mechatronic and Intelligent Machines was renamed as Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines.


2013–2016 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. David Mba
2016–2017 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steven Y. Liang
2017–2021 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Hamid Reza Karimi
2021–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso

Section Editor-in-Chief

2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone for the section on Robotics, Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines
2021–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Dan Zhang for the section on Automation and Control Systems
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Dr. Matthias Meinke for the section on Turbomachinery
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Prof. Dr. Jose Alfonso Antonino-Daviu for the section on Electrical Machines and Drives
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Prof. Dr. Kai Cheng for the section on Advanced Manufacturing
2022–2023 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Yaguo Lei for the section on Machines Testing and Maintenance
2023–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Hui Ma for the section on Machines Testing and Maintenance
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