Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825; CODEN: ACTUC3) 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: Covered in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in the Web of Science, from Vol. 6 (2017), in Scopus and in Inspec (IET).
  • CiteScore 2019 (Scopus): 4.2, which equals rank 14/101 (Q1) in "Control and Optimization" and rank 73/242 (Q2) in "Control and Systems Engineering".
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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: 1.957 (2019)
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Special Issue in Actuators
Pneumatic Actuators for Robotics and Automation Guest Editor: Alessio Merola
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
New Design and Applications for Magnetoelastic Actuators Guest Editors: Carmine Stefano Clemente, Daniele Davino
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
Piezoelectric Actuators and Ultrasonic Motors: Future Perspectives Guest Editor: Kenji Uchino
Deadline: 31 May 2021
Special Issue in Actuators
Flow Control by Means of Synthetic Jet Actuators Guest Editor: Luigi de Luca
Deadline: 30 June 2021
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