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Journal Information

The International Journal of Automation Technology is unique in bringing scientific research and development, emerging technologies and commercial applications together into an international, peer-reviewed publication on automation technology. New, interesting and informative articles that are directly relevant to a broad readership are published six times a year. Articles are freely available online.

The journal title is abbreviated as "Int. J. Automation Technol.".

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Automation Technology focuses on advanced automation technologies ranging from basic techniques to a variety of applications meeting industrial requirements. This covers automation technologies on design, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, transportation, logistics, machine tools, robotic system, and control systems and devices. While some journals focus solely on automation specific to scientific research, the International Journal of Automation Technology is the only journal that provides broad, comprehensive coverage, from engineering research and development papers to articles found in commercial magazines. This journal thus provides many practical examples relating advanced automation and reviews, research and development papers, news, and interviews, providing readers with much new, interesting, and informative topics directly applicable to their work.

Open Access

Articles in the International Journal of Automation Technology are free to access at the journal’s website. Authors are charged reasonable publication fees that offset the costs incurred in the peer review and publishing processes.

Indexing and Abstracting

IJAT is indexed and abstracted in the following databases.

Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
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Journals in ESCI have passed an initial editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in products such as SCIE, SSCI, and AHCI, which have rigorous evaluation processes and selection criteria. All ESCI journals will be indexed according to the same data standards, including cover-to-cover indexing, cited reference indexing, subject category assignment, and indexing all authors and addresses.
Rapidly changing research fields and the rise of interdisciplinary scholarship calls for libraries to provide coverage of relevant titles in evolving disciplines. ESCI provides Web of Science Core Collection users with expanded options to discover relevant scholarly content. Get real-time insight into a journal’s citation performance while the content is considered for inclusion in other Web of Science collections. Items in ESCI are searchable, discoverable, and citable so you can measure the contribution of an article in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators for expanded research.
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Open J-Gate
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J-Global is operated by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
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Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Mitsuishi Mamoru
Vice-President, Prof. Dr., The University of Tokyo, Japan
Deputy Editor in Chief
Matsubara Atsushi
Prof. Dr., Kyoto University, Japan
Editorial Member
ALTINTAS, Yusuf ANZAI, Masahiro AOYAMA, Tojiro ASAKAWA, Naoki CHECHURIN, Leonid Sergeevich
Prof. Dr., The University of British Columbia, Canada
ANZAI, Masahiro
Prof. Dr., Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
AOYAMA, Tojiro
Prof. Emeritus, Dr., Keio University, Japan
Prof. Dr., Kanazawa University, Japan
CHECHURIN, Leonid Sergeevich
Prof. Dr., Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Prof., MEF University, Istanbul, Turkey
FURUMOTO, Tatsuaki
Prof. Dr., Kanazawa University, Japan
Prof. Dr., University of Malaya, Malaysia
Prof. Dr., Nagoya University, Japan
KANAI, Satoshi
Prof. Dr., Hokkaido University, Japan
KUNIEDA, Masanori KURIYAGAWA, Tsunemoto LI, Jingshan MAEDA, Tomohiko MATSUMURA, Takashi
KUNIEDA, Masanori
Prof. Dr., The University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Dr., Tohoku University, Japan
LI, Jingshan
Assoc. Prof., Dr., University of Wisconsin - Madison
MAEDA, Tomohiko
Prof. Dr., Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Prof. Dr., The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
MORONUKI, Nobuyuki
Prof. Dr., Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
NAKANO, Masaru
Prof. Dr., Keio University, Japan
NODA, Akio
Prof. Dr., Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
RAHMAN, Mustafizur RAMIREZ SOSA MORAN, Marco Ivan RAPARELLI, Terenziano SASAHARA, Hiroyuki SHAMOTO, Eiji
RAHMAN, Mustafizur
Dr., Mikrotools Pte Ltd., Singapore
Prof. Dr., Tecnológico Nacional de México, Mexico
RAPARELLI, Terenziano
Prof. Dr., Politecnico di Torino, Italy
SASAHARA, Hiroyuki
Prof. Dr., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Prof. Dr., Nagoya University, Japan
SHINNO, Hidenori SHIOU, Fang-Jung SHIRASE, Keiichi SUDO, Masako SUGIMURA, Nobuhiro
SHINNO, Hidenori
Prof. Dr., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
SHIOU, Fang-Jung
Prof. Dr., National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
SHIRASE, Keiichi
Prof. Dr., Kobe University, Japan
SUDO, Masako
SUGIMURA, Nobuhiro
Prof. Dr., Yamato University, Japan
TAKAYA, Yasuhiro TAKEMOTO, Masatsugu UMEDA, Yasushi WANG, Pei-Jen WEGENER, Konrad
TAKAYA, Yasuhiro
Prof. Dr., Osaka University, Japan
TAKEMOTO, Masatsugu
Prof. Dr., Okayama University, Japan
UMEDA, Yasushi
Prof. Dr., The University of Tokyo, Japan
WANG, Pei-Jen
Prof. Dr., National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Dr., IWF ETH Zurich, Switzerland
YAMAGUCHI, Hitomi YAMAZAKI, Kazuo YOSHIOKA, Hayato ZAEH, Michael F. ZHANG, Weijun
Assoc. Prof. Dr., University of Florida, USA
Distinguished Prof. Dr., Director, University of California, Davis, USA Prof. Dr., Executive Director, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
ZAEH, Michael F.
Prof. Dr., iwb, Technische Universität München, Germany
ZHANG, Weijun
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Shanghai Jiaotong University, P. R. China
Takeuchi Yoshimi
Vice-President, Prof. Dr., Chubu University, Japan

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Last updated on Jun. 19, 2021