Robotics — Open Access Journal

Robotics (ISSN 2218-6581) is a peer-reviewed, international journal presenting state-of-the-art research in the area of robotics, and is published quarterly online by MDPI. 
  • Open Access free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) , Scopus (from Vol. 1), nspec (IET) and DBLP Computer Science Bibliography.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 24 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.9 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Robotics
Soft Machines: Integrating Sensing, Actuation and Computation Guest Editors: Sina Naficy, Michael P.M. Dicker, Jonathan M. Rossiter
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Robotics
Advances in Control, Automation and Robotics Guest Editors: Antonio Moran, Ferial El-Hawary
Deadline: 15 November 2018
Special Issue in Robotics
Distributed, Ubiquitous and Multi-Agent Robotic Architectures Guest Editors: Guilherme DeSouza, Ali Shafiekhani
Deadline: 1 December 2018
Special Issue in Robotics
Space Robotics Guest Editor: Alex Ellery
Deadline: 15 December 2018

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