About the Journal
Aims & Scope
The International Journal of iRobotics (Int. j. iRobot.) is dedicated to publishing innovative research outcomes in advanced robotics, intelligent systems, artificial intelligence, and related topics. It is a forum for researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners, and students to exchange knowledge and ideas through high-quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews, and book reviews. Our mission is to provide a platform for sharing cutting-edge research and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in these exciting fields. The scope of the International Journal of iRobotics includes but is not limited to the following areas:
- Intelligent Robot System
- Industrial and Service Robot
- Collaborative Robot
- Mobile Robot
- Intelligent Vehicle System
- Intelligent Manufacturing System
- Cyber-Physical System
- Artificial Intelligence
- Design Optimization
- Control Theory and Implementation
The journal welcomes original research articles, review articles, technical notes, and letters to the editor. All articles submitted to the journal undergo rigorous peer review by experts in the field to ensure their scientific quality and relevance.
Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement
International Journal of iRobotics aims to publish topics of robotics research and engineering applications with rigorous peer review. Manuscripts that exhibit plagiarism, a duplicate submission, fabrication, ghostwriting or undisclosed conflicts of interest will not be accepted. We adhere to the ethics and publication malpractice standards outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. For further information, please refer to https://publicationethics.org.
Duties of Editors
- Editors are responsible for checking whether the submitted manuscripts comply with the journal’s policy guidelines and hold full authority to reject/accept a paper.
- The submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their relevance to the journal’s scope regardless of the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy, or institutional affiliation.
- The Editor-in-Chief should consider the reviewers’ comments and check the compliance with legal requirements regarding libel, copyright, infringement and plagiarism when making the publication decision.
- Editor and editorial board members should not use unpublished information or ideas disclosed in a submitted manuscript without the author’s written consent.
- Editors should recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors or institutions connected to the papers
Duties of Reviewers
- Reviewers should assist the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions, as well as assist the author in improving the manuscript.
- The reviewers who feel unqualified to review the research in the submitted manuscript should notify the editors and excuse themselves from the review process.
- Reviewers must not disclose, share, or use any information contained in the manuscript without the express written consent of the authors. This confidentiality agreement extends to both invited reviewers who decline the review invitation and any unpublished material or privileged information obtained through the review process. All parties must abide by these rules to maintain the integrity of the publication process.
- A conflict of interest occurs when a reviewer's personal or professional relationships, financial interests, or personal beliefs could potentially bias their assessment of a manuscript. If a reviewer has a conflict of interest with the manuscript they have been invited to review, they should decline the invitation.
- Reviews should be conducted in an objective manner, with clearly formulated observations and supporting arguments that authors can use to improve their manuscripts. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate.
- Reviewers should ensure that authors have properly cited relevant published work. If the manuscript contains any previously reported observations or arguments, reviewers should provide citations for them. Additionally, if there is any significant overlap between the manuscript under review and any other published or unpublished manuscript that the reviewer is aware of, they should notify the editors.
Duties of Authors
- Authors must present their original research objectively and provide sufficient details and references for others to replicate their work. Review articles should be comprehensive and accurate, while editorial pieces must clearly identify personal opinions. Intentionally false or fraudulent statements are considered unethical and unacceptable in all manuscripts.
- Authors must ensure that their submissions are original and appropriately cite any use of others' work or words. Referencing significant publications that influenced the manuscript's content is also required. All forms of plagiarism are considered unethical publishing behavior and will not be accepted.
- Authors should refrain from submitting a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Submitting a manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously is considered unethical and is not an acceptable publishing practice.
- Authors who use AI tools to create written content, images, or graphics for their manuscript or to collect and analyze data must disclose the details of the AI tool used in the Materials and Methods section or a similar section of the paper. They are responsible for the entire content of their manuscript, including the parts generated by AI tools, and may be held accountable for any breaches of publication ethics.
- To ensure ethical publication practices, authors must give appropriate credit to the work of others and cite influential publications that have shaped their own work. Any information obtained through private communication must not be used or disclosed without obtaining explicit, written permission from the source. Authors should also obtain explicit written permission from the authors of any confidential work, such as manuscripts or grant applications, before using any information obtained while providing such services.