Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. When celebrating the foundation of Advances in Robotics and Automation, we are also thinking over how to get rapidly increasing reputation for this new journal. At the same time, we also note a mushroom growth of open access journals in different scientific fields. ARA must have some unique features to distinguish itself from others. On the one hand, we should make more advantages of OMICS Group special features such as companion multi-media, social networking and so forth. Sometimes it is an indispensible supplement for the publications and sometimes people really need a âface to face talkâ, even virtually.
The Impact Factor, often abbreviated IF, is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals. IF is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the Journal Citation Reports year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. High impact factor for a particular journal implies good number of citations and quality of work. The most frequently used measure of international reputation may be the journal impact factor (IF) or basically the citation frequency. However being suspicious of a new journal, authors would like to present their research to other journals of well established reputation. Therefore our top priority is to take measures to attract more research readers as well as distinguished authors with their original and innovative research.
Last date updated on June, 2014