Open Access Robotics Journal

Since i work in the field of robotics, I have chosen the Robotics Open Access Journal published by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute). This institute has been established in 1996 and is currently based in Basel, Switzerland with the main goal of fostering open scientific exchange across all disciplines.

The main values that this journal abides by are first and foremost being open access in order to share the latest scientific research with the biggest audience possible. They work on reviewing and publishing submitted work in a very fast and efficient manner. The first decision regarding a submitted paper is made in under a month and once accepted, the paper is published within a week,  all in an effort to keep the published work relevant for the longest period of time possible. MDPI also believes in simplicity and flexibility where they try to keep the entire process of submissions and review under one easily accessible umbrella, in addition to always being on the look for feedback from authors, editors and readers on how to enhance their experience and better meet their needs.

MDPI defines open access as peer reviewed literature that is freely available without subscription or the barrier of price, is immediately released upon acceptance and the published materials can be used without obtaining permission as long as the work is properly cited. They believe that their open access initiative can largely help research spread worldwide, including developing countries and the interested general public. Finally, MDPI believes that open access enriches scholarly communication and should coexist with the other society based publishing initiatives.

All published articles are in full open access under the creative commons license. The cost of publishing a journal is 350 Swiss frank or equivalently 351.42 USD.

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/robotics

 

3 Replies to “Open Access Robotics Journal”

  1. Thanks for sharing this journal. I am impressed by the speed of decision making and publication. I wonder how the impact factor of this journal.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I like how MDPI defines open access “as peer reviewed literature that is freely available without subscription or the barrier of price, is immediately released upon acceptance and the published materials can be used without obtaining permission as long as the work is properly cited.” I was getting a little excited until I got to the end to see that the cost of publishing is 350 Swiss Franc.

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