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Industrial Robot

Industrial Robot

The international journal of robotics research and application

ISSN: 0143-991x

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Other: Journal News (inc. calls for papers)  |  Recommend this journal

2018 Impact Factor: 1.190*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 1.267*

CiteScore 2020: 2.5
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 2.4 (Updated Monthly)

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EAB member Manuel Silva presenting the ROBOT 2019 Best Paper award to Luis Merino Cabaña

Call for Papers - 2020

AI for Autonomous Unmanned Systems

Brain-Computer Interfaces for Human Robot Interaction

Cooperative Robots

Robots for environmental monitoring

Rehabilitation robots

Agricultural robotics

Wearable robotics/exoskeletons

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Associated Conferences 

ICARSC 2019 (Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions), 24-26 April
CLAWAR 2019 (Climbing and Walking Robots), 26-28 August
Robot 2019, 20-22 Nov

Aims & Scope

Industrial Robot publishes peer reviewed research articles, technology reviews and specially commissioned case studies. Each issue includes high quality content covering all aspects of robotic technology, and reflecting the most interesting and strategically important research and development activities from around the world.

All research articles undergo rigorous double-blind peer review, and the journal’s policy of not publishing work that has only been tested in simulation means that only the very best and most practical research articles are included.  This ensures that the material that is published has real relevance and value for commercial manufacturing and research organizations. For a full list of the journal's review board, please see below.


 Industrial Robot's coverage includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Automatic assembly
  • Flexible manufacturing
  • Programming optimisation
  • Simulation and offline programming
  • Service robots 
  • Autonomous robots
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Humanoid robots
  • Prosthetics and exoskeletons
  • Machine intelligence
  • Military robots
  • Underwater and aerial robots
  • Cooperative robots
  • Flexible grippers and tactile sensing
  • Robot vision
  • Teleoperation
  • Mobile robots
  • Search and rescue robots
  • Robot welding
  • Collision avoidance
  • Robotic machining
  • Surgical robots

Key benefits

Managers and engineers responsible for the design, development and application of robots will gain valuable, practical insights into current developments, which can be applied immediately to their own robotics systems. The journal is also an important resource for industries not yet using robots, as their potential value to a much broader industry base becomes apparent.

Authors are encouraged to include Executive Summaries that complement article abstracts by highlighting the commercial potential of the work that is presented; and online videos that add an extra dimension to the published work.

Key journal audiences

Academics and researchers, and engineers and managers working in a wide range of manufacturing industries as well as the increasingly important areas of service robots, surgical robots and mobile autonomous robots.

Indexing and abstracting services

Industrial Robot is indexed and abstracted in leading service providers, including:

  • Applied Science & Technology Index - EBSCO
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Computer Science - Business Information Systems
  • Ei Compendex
  • Ergonomics Abstracts
  • ProQuest ABI Inform
  • ProQuest Engineering Collection
  • ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering
  • ProQuest Science Journals
  • ProQuest Technology Collection
  • ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  • ProQuest Materials Research Database
  • ProQuest Materials Science Database
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Recent Advances in Manufacturing Database (RAM)
  • Zetoc

 This journal is ranked by:

  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • Science Citation Index Expanded SCIE (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Scopus

Industrial Robot is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection page.

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This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.

* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)