Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology (AUSMT) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in the fields of automation and smart technology. Currently, the journal is abstracted in Scopus, INSPEC and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). The research areas of the journal include but are not limited to the fields of mechatronics, automation, ambient Intelligence, sensor networks, human-computer interfaces, and robotics. These technologies should be developed with the major purpose to increase the quality of life as well as to work towards environmental, economic and social sustainability for future generations. AUSMT endeavors to provide a worldwide forum for the dynamic exchange of ideas and findings from research of different disciplines from around the world. Also, AUSMT actively seeks to encourage interaction and cooperation between academia and industry along the fields of automation and smart technology. For the aforementioned purposes, AUSMT maps out 5 areas of interests. Each of them represents a pillar for better future life:

  • Intelligent Automation Technology
  • The scope of intelligent automation technology regards all aspects of advanced automation technologies from basic sciences developments to various industrial applications, including: automated design and manufacturing, automated (optical) inspection, transportation, logistics, machine tools, control systems and devices.

  • Ambient Intelligence, Context Awareness, and Sensor Networks
  • The scope of ambient intelligence, context awareness, and sensor networks is interested in publishing the latest developments on ambient intelligence and smart environment. We welcome results concerning: multi-modal sensing and vision processing, interpretation and reasoning algorithms, human-centered services, networking, mobile and ubiquitous computing, cloud computing. This includes both the research study and application aspect of the related topics.

  • Human-Computer Interface
  • The scope of human-computer interface is interested in publishing recent developments in the theory and practice of innovative interactive systems. We welcome research results in computing, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, communication, interactive systems and social organization. We also welcome interdisciplinary researches covering multiple areas. Research results across humanity and engineering disciplines are very welcomed.

  • Optomechatronic Modules and Systems
  • The scope of optomechatronic modules and systems is interested in publishing the most recent development in Optomechatronics components and systems. The intended areas include research in application in advanced optics, precision optical based servo systems, integrated technologies in sensors and actuators, automated optical inspection technologies, vision based systems and other related research results.

  • Robotics, Intelligent Devices and Systems
  • The scope of robotics, intelligent devices and systems covers all areas of robotics, computer embedded systems, intelligent machines and devices. Related topics includes intelligent systems applications in manufacturing, bioengineering, agriculture, services, home automation and appliances, medical robots and robotic rehabilitations, space exploration, etc.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Trends

In order to encourage interaction and cooperation between academia and industry along the fields of automation and smart technology, AUSMT creates this Special Column on Industrial Trends. Articles from IEK and MIC are invited regularly to provide insights on Industry Dynamics.

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Interview

To serve as a forum for dialogue across the disciplines, AUSMT interviews a chosen figure in every issue. By introducing the focus people (maybe the authers or editors) in a more easy going way, we hope to develop a closer relationship between every participant in this forum.

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Spotlight

In every issue AUSMT will set a interesting topic on this Spotlight section. A Guest Editor or an AUSMT editor will be in charge of inviting articles or reports to introduce and discuss this set special focus topic. All Articles and Reports in this section will be reviewed by the Guest Editor or AUSMT Editor.

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*Intelligent Automation Technology

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*Ambient Intelligence, Context Awareness, and Sensor Networks

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*Human-Computer Interface

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*Optomechatronic Modules and Systems

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*Robotics, Intelligent Devices and Systems

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*Theoretical & Applied Mechanics

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Emerging Bio-Diagnosis Devices and System Technologies

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Peer Review Process

AUSMT operates an on-line submission and peer review system to facilitate rapid peer review. The review process is described in the following:

1. Initial manuscript evaluation

Author uploads file to journal Web site, select the related scopes and enter metadata for indexing. After submitted, Manager Editors will assign submission to Area Associate Editors. And then, Area Associate Editors evaluate each manuscript to determine if its topic and content is suitable for consideration by the AUSMT.

Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors within three week of receipt. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the manuscript to a more appropriate venue, avoiding delays from a lengthy review process that would nonetheless lead to rejection.

2. Peer review

Manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to an Area Associate Editor, who selects several Reviewers based on their expertise in that particular field. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two Reviewers. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to automation and smart technology research, and relevance to practices. If the Reviewers give conflicting advice, a senior Reviewer acts as an adjudicator.

Reviewers are asked to write a report on the manuscript based on the following considerations:

  1. Originality: Is the work original? Does the work contain substantial additional material to that already published?
  2. Motivation: Is the subject of the work significant?
  3. Methodology: Is the work scientifically rigorous and correct?
  4. Clarity: Does the paper express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely?
  5. Soundness of findings: Are the results derived based on solid ground?
  6. Appropriateness: Is the subject appropriate for the journal?
  7. Referencing: Does the paper make appropriate reference to earlier contributions?
  1. Title: Is it appropriate for the content of the article?
  2. Abstract: Does it contain the essential information of the article?
  3. Text and mathematics: Are they easy to understand?
  4. Figures, tables and captions: Are they essential and clear?
  5. Conclusion: Does it summarize the findings of the work and the importance of the work?
  6. Balance: Does the paper have good balance and structure?
  7. English: Is the English satisfactory?
Technical Content

Presentation

To facilitate timely publication, Reviewers are asked to complete their reviews within one month. After collecting the Reviewers' reports, the Area Associate Editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief.

3. Final Decision

The Area Associate Editor makes the final decision to accept or reject the article. The final decision will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the Reviewers.

 

Publication Frequency

The International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology is published four times a year.

 

Open Access Policy

AUSMT provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

The International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology (AUSMT) is committed to upholding the ethical standards of scientific publications consistent with the recommendations and guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). AUSMT takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All the articles submitted for publication in AUSMT's original article section are peer reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

 


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