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. Open access is a good solution. Readers are completely free to get and distribute the publications at anytime, anywhere in the world, as long as they can access the internet. The power of internet is never overestimated. The more readers we have, the higher citation frequency we get, and then the higher reputation is established which in return attracts more distinguished authors. It is a beneficial cycle. Another benefit of open access is the quick publication, always presenting timely research state of the art to readers. As a good example, the open access journal Optics Express became a leading journal in optics just after several years of foundation, with IF even exceeding that of Optics Letters.
Last date updated on June, 2014