Actuators is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science and technology of actuators and control systems published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Engineering, Mechanical) / CiteScore - Q2 (Control and Optimization)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.6 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.6 (2022)
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Topic in Actuators, Applied Sciences, Entropy
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfers in Vacuum Tube Trains (Hyperloop) Topic Editors: Suyong Choi, Minki Cho, Jungyoul Lim
Deadline: 30 July 2024
Topic in Actuators, Energies, Machines, Robotics, Sensors
Recent Advances in the Thermal Error of Precision Machine Tools Topic Editors: Chi Ma, Hu Shi, Fuxin Du, Kuo Liu, Zhengchun Du, Weiguo Gao, Sitong Xiang
Deadline: 31 October 2024
Topic in Actuators, Applied Sciences, Machines, Robotics, Sensors, Inventions, Technologies
Advances in Mobile Robotics Navigation, 2nd Volume Topic Editors: Luis Payá, Oscar Reinoso García, Helder Jesus Araújo
Deadline: 31 December 2024
Topic in Actuators, Algorithms, BDCC, Future Internet, JMMP, Machines, Robotics, Systems
Smart Product Design and Manufacturing on Industrial Internet Topic Editors: Pingyu Jiang, Jihong Liu, Ying Liu, Jihong Yan
Deadline: 31 December 2025
Special Issue in Actuators
Advanced Technologies on the Control Method of Electromagnetic Actuator Guest Editors: Biao Xiang, Cong Peng, Haitao Li
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Actuators
Modeling and Control for Chassis Devices in Electric Vehicles Guest Editors: Seongjin Yim, Kanghyun Nam
Deadline: 15 July 2024
Special Issue in Actuators
Recent Advances in Pneumatic Soft Actuators Guest Editor: João Falcão Carneiro
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Special Issue in Actuators
Advanced Robots: Design, Control and Application—2nd Edition Guest Editor: Ioan Doroftei
Deadline: 10 August 2024
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