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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.

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The International Journal of Automation Technology is fully Open Access under Creative Commons (CC) licenses. Authors are charged reasonable publication fees that offset the costs incurred in the peer review and publishing processes. All articles are published under a Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 4.0 ( and free to access at the journal’s website.

Indexing and Abstracting

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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.
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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 ASAKAWA, Naoki CHECHURIN, Leonid Sergeevich DORANTES-GONZALEZ, Dante Jorge
Prof. Dr., The University of British Columbia, Canada
ANZAI, Masahiro
Prof. Dr., Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Prof. Dr., Kanazawa University, Japan
CHECHURIN, Leonid Sergeevich
Prof. Dr., Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Prof., MEF University, Istanbul, Turkey
FURUMOTO, Tatsuaki HAMDI, Mohd HINO, Rei KAKINUMA, Yasuhiro KANAI, Satoshi
FURUMOTO, Tatsuaki
Prof. Dr., Kanazawa University, Japan
Prof. Dr., University of Malaya, Malaysia
Prof. Dr., Nagoya University, Japan
KAKINUMA, Yasuhiro
Prof. Dr., Keio 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
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
NAKANO, Masaru
Prof. Dr., Keio University, Japan
NODA, Akio RAHMAN, Mustafizur RAMIREZ SOSA MORAN, Marco Ivan RAPARELLI, Terenziano SASAHARA, Hiroyuki
NODA, Akio
Prof. Dr., Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
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
SHAMOTO, Eiji SHINNO, Hidenori SHIOU, Fang-Jung SHIRASE, Keiichi SUDO, Masako
Prof. Dr., Nagoya University, Japan
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 TAKAYA, Yasuhiro TAKEMOTO, Masatsugu UMEDA, Yasushi WANG, Pei-Jen
SUGIMURA, Nobuhiro
Prof. Dr., Yamato University, Japan
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
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
ZHANG, Weijun
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Shanghai Jiaotong University, P. R. China
AOYAMA Tojiro Takeuchi Yoshimi
AOYAMA, Tojiro
Prof. Emeritus, Dr., Keio University, Japan
Vice-President, Prof. Dr., Chubu University, Japan

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Reproducing copyrighted material
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Animal/human experimentation
Authors of manuscripts describing experiments involving humans or materials derived from humans must demonstrate that the work was carried out in accordance with the principles embodied in the Declaration of Helsinki, its revisions, and any guidelines approved by the authors’ institutions. Where relevant, the authors must include a statement in their manuscript that describes the procedures for obtaining informed consent from participants regarding participation in the research and publication of the research. Authors of manuscripts describing experiments involving animals or materials derived from animals must demonstrate that the work was carried out in accordance with the guidelines approved by the authors’ institution(s).
Military-related research
Following Science Council of Japan (SCJ) policy, the International Journal of Automation Technology will not, in principle, publish papers of military-related research.
Specimen collection
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Conflicts of interest
In the interests of transparency, the journal requires all authors to declare any conflicts of interest in relation to their submitted manuscript. A conflict of interest exists when there are actual, perceived or potential circumstances that could influence an author’s ability to conduct or report research impartially. Potential conflicts include (but are not limited to) competing commercial or financial interests, commercial affiliations, consulting roles, or ownership of stock or equity. Authors should list all funding sources for their work in the Acknowledgements section of their manuscript.
Manuscript confidentiality
The journal keeps the details and communications surrounding unpublished manuscripts confidential.
Long-term archiving of journal content
The International Journal of Automation Technology has a robust, long-term archive strategy. Content is hosted on the publisher’s website; J-STAGE; deposited to the Japanese National Diet Library; and secured in a ‘dark’ archive with Portico.


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Last updated on Jan. 24, 2022