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Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics


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Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics is a new, peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on topics broadly related to neuronally and psychologically inspired robots and other behaving autonomous systems.

The aim of Paladyn is to become a premier source of knowledge and a worldwide-recognized platform of exchange for scientists of different disciplinary origins and backgrounds (e.g., engineers, computer scientists, physicists, neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists) who are inspired by the analogy between robotic autonomy and human behavior

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

  • excellent, easily accessible source of information on advances in behavioral robotics;
  • interdisciplinary character – of interest to a broad range of researchers working in different disciplines;
  • international range;

Why submit

  • fast, fair and constructive peer review;
  • no publication charge;
  • free language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regions;
  • easy to use web-based system for paper submission (Editorial Manager) and high-quality electronic publication technologies;
  • extensive promotion of each published article to hundreds of researchers working in the same field;

Past Topical Issue:

Social Behavior in Robots

Instructions for Authors


Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at In case of problems, please contact the Managing Editor of this journal via email

Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

  • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
  • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
  • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
  • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
  • be delivered in electronic format.

The journal publishes:

  • Research Articles
  • Communications and Rapid Communications
  • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
  • Commentaries
  • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

Formatting Requirements

Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

Text files can be submitted in the following formats:

  • TeX, LaTeX (strongly recommended) - download a template file (Windows); a template file (Linux)
  • standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
  • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
  • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

The letter should contain all important details such as:

  • your full name (submitted by)
  • full title of article and short title
  • full list of authors with affiliations
  • e-mail of the corresponding author
  • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
  • number of attached files, if there is more than one
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion. For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors .

Open Access License
Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

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Gregor Schöner, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Managing Editor:
Agnieszka Bednarczyk-Drąg,

Editorial Advisory Board
Minoru Asada, Osaka University, Japan
Ruzena Bajcsy, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Gerardo Beni, University of California, USA
Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth , UK
Raja Chatila, ISIR, University Pierre and Marie Curie, France
François Chaumette, INRIA Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique, France
Stefano Chiaverini, Università degli Studi di Cassino, Italy
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Gerhard Hirzinger, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and
Mechatronics, Germany
Seong-Whan Lee, Korea University, South Korea
Jean-Pierre Merlet, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Francois Michaud, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Chrystopher Nehaniv, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Stefano Nolfi, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Italy
Hiroshi “Gitchang” Okuno, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Lech Polkowski, Polish Japanese Institute of Computer Techniques, Poland
Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena, Italy
Tony Prescott, University of Sheffield, UK
Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt University, USA
Stefan Schaal, University of Southern California, USA
Jurgen Schmidhuber, Technische Universität München, Germany
Noel Sharkey, University of Sheffield, UK

Farshid Amirabdollahian, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Christine Azevedo-Coste, DEMAR INRIA/LIRMM Montpellier, France
Andrea Bonarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stephan Chalup, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Natalia Efremova, Plekhanov’s University, Russia
Frank Ehlers, Budeswehr Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons, Germany
Aydan M. Erkmen, Middle East Technical University Ankara Turkey
Joao Filipe Ferreira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ignazio Infantino, Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR ), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Magnus Johnsson, Lund University, Sweden
Annica Kristoffersson, Örebro University, Sweden
Ben Kröse, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aleš Leonardis, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Yongmin Li, Brunel University, UK
Qiang Li, CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany
Amy Loutfi, Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University
Marcin Miłkowski, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
Slawomir Nasuto, University of Reading, UK
Daniele Nardi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza'', Italy
Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Javier Ramírez, University of Granada, Spain
Jorge Santolaria, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Stan Sergiu-Dan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Nazmul Siddique, University of Ulster, UK
Kazuya Takeda, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Japan
Vito Trianni, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Ian van der Linde, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Neil Vaughan, Bournemouth University, UK
Mattias Wahde, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Cezary Zieliński, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Associate Editors:
Alan Ali, EcoleCentraledeNantes, France
Agustín Brau Avila, C.P.S. University of Zaragoza, Spain
Dario Cazzato, National Research Council, Italy
Claudia-Adina Dragoş, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania
Hema C.R., Karpagam University, Coimbatore, INDIA
Nayan M. Kakoty, Tezpur University, INDIA
Dimitri Ognibene, King’s College London, UK
José Augusto Soares Prado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Language Editors:
Adrian Keith Ball, University of Sydney, Australia
James Bleach, Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan
Paul Bremner, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Benjamin Rosman, Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems, CSIR, South Africa
Rex Wong, Vaughn College City, USA

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