International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
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International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems

2016 Impact Factor: 0.987
2016 Ranking: 18/26 in Robotics
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Topic Editor-in-Chief: AI in Robotics; Human Robot/Machine Interaction
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv University of Hertfordshire, UK
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Bioinspired Robotics
Mohsen Shahinpoor University of Maine, USA
Topic Editors-in-Chief: Climbing and Walking Robots
Christine Chevallereau CNRS / Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Field Robotics
Yangquan Chen University of California, Merced, USA
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Humanoid Robotics
Yoseph Bar-Cohen Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Medical Robotics
Arianna Menciassi Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, italy
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Micro/Nano Robotics
Quan Zhou Aalto University, Finland
Topic Editors-in-Chief: Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems
Nak-Young Chong Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Lino Marques University of Coimbra, Portugal
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Robot Manipulation and Control
Andrey V. Savkin University of New South Wales, Australia
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Robot Sensors and Sensor Networks
Henry Leung University of Calgary, Canada
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Robotics Software Design and Engineering
Anis Koubaa Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia / CISTER Research Unit, Portugal
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Service Robotics
Marco Ceccarelli University of Cassino, Italy
Topic Editor-in-Chief: Vision Systems
Antonio Fernández-Caballero University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain


eISSN: 17298814 | ISSN: 17298814 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 2

International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS) is a JCR ranked, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering the full spectrum of robotics research. The journal is addressed to both practicing professionals and researchers in the field of robotics and its specialty areas. IJARS features fourteen topic areas each headed by a Topic Editor-in-Chief, integrating all aspects of research in robotics under the journal's domain.

The most recent Impact Factor for International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems is 0.987 according to 2016 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters in 2017.

Publication in the journal is subject to a one-time article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC currently is 1,200 USD* for each article accepted after peer review.

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International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS) is a JCR ranked, peer-reviewed open access journal covering the full spectrum of robotics research. The journal is addressed to both practicing professionals and researchers in the field of robotics and its specialty areas. IJARS features fourteen topic areas each headed by a Topic Editor-in-Chief, integrating all aspects of research in robotics under the journal's domain.

Covering all aspects of and within robotics, the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems provides its readers with an in-depth source of scientifically valid and peer-reviewed research. The journal presents topic-related articles to cover a wide array of areas within robotics, giving the audience access to complementary research not easily attainable elsewhere.

All submitted articles considered suitable for IJARS are subjected to rigorous peer review to ensure the highest levels of quality. The review process is carried out as quickly as possible to minimize any delays in the online publication of articles.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • AI in Robotics
  • Climbing and Walking Robots
  • Medical Robotics
  • Micro/Nano Robotics
  • Robot Manipulation and Control
  • Robot Sensors and Sensor Networks
  • Service Robotics
  • Vision Systems
  • Human Robot/Machine Interaction (HxI)
  • Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems
  • Humanoid Robotics
  • Bioinspired Robotics
  • Field Robotics
  • Robotics Software Design and Engineering
AI in Robotics: Associate Editors
Minoru Asada Osaka University, Japan
Tony Belpaeme Plymouth University, UK
Verena V. Hafner Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany
Hagen Lehmann Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
AI in Robotics: Editorial Board
Levent Akin Bogazici University, Turkey
Adel M. Alimi University of Sfax, Tunisia
Jacky Bates University of Manitoba, Canada
Angelo Cangelosi Plymouth University, UK
Oscar Castillo Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
Stephan Chalup University of Newcastle, Australia
Torbjorn S. Dahl Plymouth University, UK
Haibin Duan Beihang University (BUAA), China
Alexander Ferrein Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Giuseppina C. Gini Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy
Petar Kormushev Imperial College London, UK
Dongheui Lee TU Munich, Germany
Mark Lee Aberystwyth University, UK
Robert Lowe University of Skövde, Sweden
Enzo Mumolo University of Trieste, Italy
Pedro Ponce Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
Dilup Kumar Pratihar Indian Institute of Technology, INDIA
José Santos Reyes University of A Coruña, Spain
Luís Seabra Lopes University of Aveiro, Portugal
Mohan Sridharan University of Auckland, New Zealand
Andon Topalov Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Claude Touzet Aix-Marseille University, France
Elio Tuci Aberystwyth University, UK
Mattias Wahde Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Guanghui Wang University of Kansas, USA
Bioinspired Robotics: Associate Editors
Salvatore Graziani University of Catania, Italy
Kwang J. Kim University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
MinJun Kim Drexel University, USA
Jinsong Leng Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Hoon Cheol Park Konkuk University, Korea
Claudio Rossi Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Xiaobo Tan Michigan State University, USA
Bioinspired Robotics: Editorial Board
Yoseph Bar-Cohen Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology, USA
Alejandra Barrera Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM), Mexico
Sergi Bermúdez i Badia University of Madeira, Portugal
Oscar M. Curet Florida Atlantic University, USA
Philippe Gorce Université du Sud Toulon, France
Kin Huat Low Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Poramate Manoonpong University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Kenneth A. McIsaac Western University, Canada
Andreas Mueller Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Carla M. Pinto Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Maurizio Porfiri New York University, USA
Veljko Potkonjak University of Belgrade, Serbia
Nir Shvalb Ariel University, Israel
Joseph H. Solomon Northwestern University, USA
Bertrand Tondu University of Toulouse, France
Shigang Yue University of Lincoln, UK
Massimiliano Zecca Loughborough University, UK
Teresa Zielinska Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Loredana Zollo University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Climbing and Walking Robots: Associate Editors
Yannick Aoustin CNRS University of Nantes, France
Karsten Berns TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Climbing and Walking Robots: Editorial Board
Dominik Belter University of Poznan, Poland
Giuseppe Carbone University of Cassino, Italy
Armando Carlos de Pina Filho Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Grazia Cicirelli Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, Italy
M. Reza Emami University of Toronto, Canada
Selcuk Erkaya Erciyes University, Turkey
Kenji Hashimoto Waseda University, Japan
Lino Marques University of Coimbra, Portugal
Shuro Nakajima Wakayama University, Japan
Luther Palmer University of South Florida, USA
Amir Shapiro Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Teresa Zielinska Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Field Robotics: Associate Editors
Angelos Amanatiadis Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Ke-Cai Cao Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Mou Chen Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Chang Duan Praire View A&M University, USA
Haibin Duan Beihang University (BUAA), China
Dongbing Gu University of Essex, UK
Yan Li Shandong University, China
Liang Sun New Mexico State University, USA
Duarte Pedro Mata de Oliveira Valério Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Jing Xin Xi’an University of Technology, China
Bin Xu Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Baochang Zhang Beihang University, China
Yunzhou Zhang Northeastern University, China
Field Robotics: Editorial Board
Philip N. Azariadis University of the Aegean, Greece
Mircea Badescu Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Antonio Barrientos Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Dionysis Bochtis Aarhus University, Denmark
Andrea Caiti University of Pisa, Italy
Pascual Campoy Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Swaroop Darbha Texas A&M University, USA
Lefteris Doitsidis Technological Educational University of Crete, Greece
John M. Dolan Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Alex Ellery Carleton University, Canada
Matteo Fumagalli Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Jayantha Katupitiya University of New South Wales, Australia
Farid Kendoul Autonomous Systems Laboratory, CSIRO, Australia
Christopher Kitts Santa Clara University, USA
Dongbin Lee Oregon Institute of Technology, USA
Howard Li University of New Brunswick, Canada
Martin Magnusson Örebro University, Sweden
Anthony Mandow University of Malaga, Spain
Luis Mejías Alvarez Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Daniel Pack University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Giulio Reina University of Salento, Italy
Pedro Santana University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal
Amir Shapiro Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Holger Voos University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Chieh-Chih (Bob) Wang Apple, USA
Sahin Yíldírím Erciyes University, Turkey
Human Robot/Machine Interaction: Associate Editors
Minoru Asada Osaka University, Japan
Tony Belpaeme Plymouth University, UK
Verena V. Hafner Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany
Hagen Lehmann Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Human Robot/Machine Interaction: Editorial Board
Juan Carlos Alvarez University of Oviedo, Spain
Giovanni Berselli University of Genova, Italy
Andrea Bonarini Milan Technical University, Italy
John-John Cabibihan Qatar University, Qatar
Álvaro Castro González Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Juan Antonio Corrales Ramón Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée / Institut Pascal, France
Kerstin Dautenhahn University of Hertfordshire, UK
Manolya Kavakli-Thorne Macquarie University, Australia
Dongheui Lee  
Dongheui Lee TU Munich, Germany
Ilya Levin Tel Aviv University, Israel
Amy Loutfi University of Örebro, Sweden
Karl F. MacDorman Indiana University, USA
Kenneth A. McIsaac Western University, Canada
Ali Meghdari Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Paulo Menezes University of Coimbra, Portugal
Enzo Mumolo University of Trieste, Italy
Theodore Pachidis Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece
Pedro Sanz James I University, Spain
Nilanjan Sarkar Vanderbilt University, USA
Aiguo Song Southeast University, China
Mohan Sridharan University of Auckland, New Zealand
Rodrigo Ventura Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Loredana Zollo University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Humanoid Robotics: Associate Editors
John-John Cabibihan Qatar University, Qatar
Stephan Chalup University of Newcastle, Australia
Andrej Gams Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Liliana Rogozea Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
Hanafiah Yussof Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Humanoid Robotics: Editorial Board
Christian Becker-Asano University of Freiburg, Germany
Branislav Borovac University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Selcuk Erkaya Erciyes University, Turkey
David Hanson Hanson Robotics Inc, USA
Kenji Hashimoto Waseda University, Japan
Ehsan Kamrani Harvard Medical School, USA
Frank Kirchner German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Dongheui Lee TU Munich, Germany
Enzo Mumolo University of Trieste, Italy
Tadej Petric Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Aleksandar Rodic Mihailo Pupin Institute, Serbia
Vadim Tikhanoff Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Aleš Ude Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Teresa Zielinska Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Medical Robotics: Editorial Board
Cecilio Angulo Bahón Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Panagiotis K. Artemiadis Arizona State University, USA
Jose M. Azorin The Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain
Matteo Bianchi University of Pisa / Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Peter Brett Brunel University, UK
Chao Chen Monash University, Australia
Wenjie Chen FANUC Corporation, Japan
Daisuke Chugo Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Gastone Ciuti Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, italy
Elena De Momi Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy
David Folio PRISME; ENSI de Bourges, France
Philippe Gorce Université du Sud Toulon, France
Tamás Haidegger Óbuda University, Hungary
Mitsuhiro Hayashibe LIRMM CNRS-University of Montpellier II, France
Vladimir Kulyukin Utah State University, USA
Honghai Liu University of Portsmouth, UK
Gian-Luca Mariottini University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Stefano Mazzoleni The BioRobotics Institute, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Carlo Menon Simon Fraser University, Canada
Sarthak Misra University of Twente, The Netherlands
Rafael Morales Herrera University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Enzo Mumolo University of Trieste, Italy
Erika Ottaviano University of Cassino, Italy
Abhilash Pandya Wayne State University, USA
Kanty Rabenorosoa FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Ichiro Sakuma The University of Tokyo, Japan
Nilanjan Sarkar Vanderbilt University, USA
Achim Schweikard Lübeck University, Germany
Nir Shvalb Ariel University, Israel
Shahin Sirouspour McMaster University, Canada
Jasmin Velagic University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ramiro Velázquez Panamerican University, Mexico
Gurvinder Singh Virk University of Gävle, Sweden
Eric Wade University of Southern California, USA
Sahin Yíldírím Erciyes University, Turkey
Jungwon Yoon Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Loredana Zollo University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Micro/Nano Robotics: Associate Editors
Cedric Clévy FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Xinyu Liu McGill University, Canada
Wenhui Wang Tsinghua University, China
Qingsong Xu University of Macau, China
Yuen Kuan Yong University of Newcastle, Australia
Li Zhang Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Micro/Nano Robotics: Editorial Board
Ashis Banerjee University of Washington, USA
Sergej Fatikow University of Oldenburg, Germany
Antoine Ferreira INSA Centre Val de Loire, Laboratoire PRISME, France
David Folio PRISME; ENSI de Bourges, France
Michaël Gauthier FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Guo-Ying Gu Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Pasi Kallio Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Philippe Lutz FEMTO-ST Institute, France
Sylvain Martel Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Sarthak Misra University of Twente, The Netherlands
Bradley Nelson ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Stéphane Régnier University Pierre and Marie Curie, France
Riko Šafaric University of Maribor, Slovenia
Metin Sitti Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
Edward Steager University of Pennsylvania, USA
Fumio Uchikoba Nihon University, Japan
Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems: Associate Editors
Genci Capi University of Toyama, Japan
Jesus Capitán Fernández University of Seville, Spain
M. Bernadine Dias Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jason Gu Dalhousie University, Canada
Euntai Kim Yonsei University, Korea
Anis Koubaa Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia / CISTER Research Unit, Portugal
Kiju Lee Case Western Reserve University, Australia
Martin Magnusson Örebro University, Sweden
Alessandro Marino University of Salerno, Italy
Fabio Morbidi Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
Lorenzo Sabattini University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Antonio Sgorbissa University of Genoa, Italy
Elio Tuci Aberystwyth University, UK
Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems: Editorial Board
Igor Škrjanc University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Filippo Arrichiello University of Cassino, Italy
Philip N. Azariadis University of the Aegean, Greece
Ashis Banerjee University of Washington, USA
Thomas Bräunl The University of Western Australia, Australia
Luca Consolini University of Parma, Italy
Haibin Duan Beihang University (BUAA), China
Alessandro Farinelli University of Verona, Italy
Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos CSIC - Centre for Automation and Robotics, Spain
José Luis Guzmán Sánchez University of Almería, Spain
Patric Jensfelt Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Kuniaki Kawabata Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan
Christopher Kitts Santa Clara University, USA
Kiju Lee Case Western Reserve University, Australia
Pedro U. Lima Institute for Systems and Robotics, Portugal
Raj Madhavan University of Maryland, USA
Anthony Mandow University of Malaga, Spain
Ignacio Mas Santa Clara University, USA
Ellips Masehian Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Kenneth A. McIsaac Western University, Canada
Luis Merino Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Andreas Mueller Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Lucia Pallottino University of Pisa, Italy
Ya-Jun Pan Dalhousie University, Canada
Raul Marin Prades James I University, Spain
Oscar Reinoso Garcia Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Flavio Roberti The National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
Rui P. Rocha University of Coimbra, Portugal
Nir Shvalb Ariel University, Israel
Nikolaus Vahrenkamp Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Chieh-Chih (Bob) Wang Apple, USA
Guanghui Wang University of Kansas, USA
Yin-Tien Wang Tamkang University, Taiwan
Keigo Watanabe Okayama University, Japan
Guangming Xie Peking University, China
Sahin Yíldírím Erciyes University, Turkey
Wonpil Yu Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea
Houxiang Zhang Aalesund University College, Norway
Robot Manipulation and Control: Associate Editors
M. Reza Emami University of Toronto, Canada
István Harmati Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Shoudong Huang University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jayantha Katupitiya University of New South Wales, Australia
Bojan Nemec Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Yongping Pan National University of Singapore, Singapore
Pubudu N. Pathirana Deakin University, Australia
Alexander Pogromsky Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Gerasimos Rigatos Industrial Systems Institute, Greece
Oleg Yakimenko Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Robot Manipulation and Control: Editorial Board
Harald Aschemann Rostock University, Germany
Jan Babic Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Shaoping Bai Aalborg University, Denmark
Olfa Boubaker National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Tunisia
Wenjie Chen FANUC Corporation, Japan
Daniela Constantinescu University of Victoria, Canada
Juan Antonio Corrales Ramón Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée / Institut Pascal, France
Raffaele Di Gregorio University of Ferrara, Italy
Manuel Ferre Perez Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Jaime Gallardo-Alvarado Technological Institute of Celaya, Mexico
José Luis Guzmán Sánchez University of Almería, Spain
Michael Hoy University of New South Wales, Australia
Daigoro Isobe University of Tsukuba, Japan
Mansour Karkoub Texas A&M University, USA
Haruhisa Kawasaki Gifu University, Japan
Karim Khayati Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
Giovanni Legnani University of Brescia, Italy
Ilya Levin Tel Aviv University, Israel
Euan Lindsay Charles Sturt University, Australia
António Mendes Lopes University of Porto, Portugal
Patricia Melin Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
S. Ali A. Moosavian K. N. Toosi Univ. of Technology, Iran
Andreas Mueller Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Saeid Nahavandi Deakin University, Australia
Goro Obinata Nagoya University, Japan
Erika Ottaviano University of Cassino, Italy
Petko H. Petkov Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Jorge Pomares University of Alicante, Spain
Ramón Rodríguez-Castro Technological Institute of Celaya, Mexico
Victor A. Santibáñez Dávila Technological Institute of La Laguna, Mexico
Nilanjan Sarkar Vanderbilt University, USA
Marco P. Schoen Idaho State University, USA
Amir Shapiro Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hebertt J. Sira-Ramírez Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico
Mahdi Tavakoli University of Alberta, Canada
J. A. Tenreiro Machado Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Mohamed Trabia UNLV, USA
Alberto Trevisani University of Padova, Italy
Ramiro Velázquez Panamerican University, Mexico
Antonio Visioli University of Brescia, Italy
Ljubo Vlacic Griffith University, Australia
Jun Wu Zhejiang University, China
Jun Wu Tsinghua University, China
Sahin Yíldírím Erciyes University, Turkey
Leon Žlajpah Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Loredana Zollo University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Robot Sensors and Sensor Networks: Associate Editors
Suyoung Chi Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea
Zhenhua Li Shandong University, China
Martin Smith Middlesex University London, UK
Yuhao Wang Nanchang University, China
Yifeng Zhou Communications Research Centre, Canada
Robot Sensors and Sensor Networks: Editorial Board
Burak Aksak Texas Tech University, USA
Peter Brett Brunel University, UK
Phil Crothers Boeing Research and Technology, Australia
Arturo de la Escalera Hueso Charles III University of Madrid, Spain
Matteo Fumagalli Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Jason Gu Dalhousie University, Canada
Stefan Havlik Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Chul-Goo Kang Konkuk University, Korea
Ahmad Lotfi Nottingham Trent University, UK
Amy Loutfi University of Örebro, Sweden
Gian-Luca Mariottini University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Lino Marques University of Coimbra, Portugal
Theodore Pachidis Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece
Daniel Pack University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Abhilash Pandya Wayne State University, USA
Pedro Sanz James I University, Spain
Marco P. Schoen Idaho State University, USA
Jungwon Yoon Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Shigang Yue University of Lincoln, UK
Service Robotics: Associate Editors
Gunnar Bolmsjö University West, Sweden
Giuseppe Carbone University of Cassino, Italy
M. Reza Emami University of Toronto, Canada
Marion Hersh University of Glasgow, UK
Tian Huang Tianjin University, China
Erwin-Christian Lovasz Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Jorge Solis Karlstad University, Sweden
Yukio Takeda Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Said Zeghloul University of Poitiers, France
Houxiang Zhang Aalesund University College, Norway
Cezary Zielinski Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Service Robotics: Editorial Board
Cecilio Angulo Bahón Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Sumeet Aphale University of Aberdeen, UK
Andrea Bonarini Milan Technical University, Italy
Wenjie Chen FANUC Corporation, Japan
Phil Crothers Boeing Research and Technology, Australia
Jaime Gómez Garcia-Bermejo University of Valladolid, Spain
Stefan Havlik Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia
Hidenori Ishihara Kagawa University, Japan
Chul-Goo Kang Konkuk University, Korea
Vladimir Kulyukin Utah State University, USA
Martin Magnusson Örebro University, Sweden
Eduardo Zalama Casanova University of Valladolid, Spain
Vision Systems: Associate Editors
Shengyong Chen Zhejiang University of Technology, China / University of Cambridge, UK
Grazia Cicirelli Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, Italy
Tiziana D'Orazio Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, Italy
Ismael Garcia Varea University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Antonios Gasteratos Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
D. J. Lee Brigham Young University, USA
Huaping Liu Tsinghua University, China
Lazaros Nalpantidis Aalborg University, Denmark
Mohan Sridharan University of Auckland, New Zealand
Vision Systems: Editorial Board
Yannick Benezeth University of Burgundy, France
Mohammed Bennamoun University of Western Australia, Australia
Asim Bhatti Deakin University, Australia
Stan Birchfield Clemson University, USA
Barbara Caputo Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
José Carlos Castillo University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Kenneth Dawson-Howe Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Fadi Dornaika University of Basque Country, Spain
Sergio Escalera University of Barcelona, Spain
Rocco Furferi University of Florence, Italy
Pablo Gil University of Alicante, Spain
Lapo Governi Universita Degli Studi Firenze, Italy
María Guijarro Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Giovanni Indiveri University of Salento, Italy
Stanislav Kovacic University of Ljuibljana, Slovenia
Vladimir Kulyukin Utah State University, USA
Damian Lyons Fordham University, USA
Elisa Martinez Marroquin University of Canberra, Australia
Kenneth A. McIsaac Western University, Canada
Annalisa Milella Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, Italy
Thomas Moeslund Aalborg University, Denmark
Enzo Mumolo University of Trieste, Italy
Theodore Pachidis Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece
Flavio Roberti The National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
Robert Sablatnig Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alok Sharma University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Changming Sun CSIRO Mathematics Informatics & Statistics, Australia
Domenico Vitulano Institute for Applications of Calculus "M. Picone", Italy
Chieh-Chih (Bob) Wang Apple, USA
Robotics Software Design and Engineering: Associate Editors
Luis Almeida University of Porto, Portugal
Mohamed Khalgui University of Carthage, Tunisia / Xidian University, China
Elena Lazkano University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain
Jose Martinez de Dios University of Seville, Spain
David Portugal CiTARD Services Ltd, Cyprus
Robotics Software Design and Engineering: Editorial Board
Walter Fetter Lages The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Zavier (Zhenwei) Li Shanghai GaiTech Scientific Instruments Co., China / Henan Univeristy of Science and Technology, China
Valeria Loscri INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
Mohamed-Foued Sriti Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia
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    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Research Papers
    Invited Review Papers
    Technical Notes
    New Technology Technical Notes
    Book Reviews

    Manuscripts should not normally exceed 10,000 word-equivalents, which is estimated as number of words counted by the Word processor + 300 x number of figures + 300 x number of tables.

    Technical Notes should not exceed 3,000 word-equivalents. The main body of the paper is to be preceded by an abstract of about 150 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords.

    Invited Review Papers
    are state-of-the-art papers written by leading researchers upon the invitation of the Editors-in-Chief. They are subjected to the same length and format requirements as Research Papers.

    New Technology Technical Notes are expected to report truly new structural engineering technologies with their feasibility and potential demonstrated to a reasonable level of certainty through pilot research. The new technologies can be new structural forms, structural materials, monitoring and control technologies, etc. The emphasis here is on technological innovation rather than in-depth studies of mechanics and the development of design methods that should follow.

    Both Invited Review Papers and New Technology Technical Notes will receive fast reviews to speed up the publication process. Some of these articles will be made freely accessible to non-subscribers, at the Editor’s discretion, so as to reach a wide range of interested readers.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Advances in Structural Engineering operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the authors.

    The Editorial Team conducts a preliminary assessment of each paper submitted to Advances in Structural Engineering before it is sent out to reviewers. Papers that are marginal to the scope of the journal and/or below the minimum standard of the journal will be declined directly without going through the peer-review process. A manuscript that passes the preliminary assessment is sent to at least two reviewers to assess its suitability for publication in the journal. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 6-8 weeks of submission.

    Advances in Structural Engineering is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Advances in Structural Engineering can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    • Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    • Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    • Approved the version to be published,
    • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aise to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems editorial office as follows:

    Dr Yong Xia and Prof Jin-Guang Teng (Editors-in-Chief), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Email: ase.journal@polyu.edu.hk