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 (Instruments and Instrumentation) / CiteScore - Q2 (Control and Optimization)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14.6 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 2022).
  • 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: 2.523 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.944 (2021)
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Topic in Actuators, Materials, Micromachines, Sensors, Vibration
Advances in Piezoelectric/Ultrasonic Sensors and Actuators Topic Editors: Junhui Hu, Ming Yang
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Topic in Materials, Applied Sciences, Sensors, Micromachines, Actuators
Piezoelectric Materials and Applications Topic Editors: Mickaël Lallart, Hélène Debeda, Jörg Wallaschek, Guylaine Poulin-Vittrant
Deadline: 30 September 2023
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
Special Issue in Actuators
Design, Control, and Optimization of Powertrain for New Energy Vehicles Guest Editors: Jinglai Wu, Jiageng Ruan
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Special Issue in Actuators
Actuating, Sensing, Control, and Instrumentation for Ultra Precision Engineering Guest Editors: Limin Zhu, Yuen Kuan Yong, Yanling Tian, Yingxiang Liu
Deadline: 15 June 2023
Special Issue in Actuators
Actuation Solutions for Wearable Robots Guest Editors: Guillermo Asín-Prieto, Eloy José Urendes Jiménez, David Rodríguez Cianca, Tomislav Bacek
Deadline: 20 June 2023
Special Issue in Actuators
Intelligent and Precision Control for Mechatronic/Electro-Hydraulic Systems Guest Editors: Bobo Helian, Zheng Chen
Deadline: 10 July 2023
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