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Special Issue based on NEW FRIENDS 2018

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Marcel Heerink, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Almere, The Netherlands
Víctor Lòpez Cabrera
, Technological University of Panama, Panama
Humberto Rodriguez, Technological University of Panama, Panama


This Special Issue will be based on NEW FRIENDS 2018: 3rd International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education (https://www.newfriends2018.online) that will be held at Technological University of Panama, June 27-29, 2018.
The authors are requested to submit their full revised version of papers to the special issue complying the general scope of the journal. The submitted papers will undergo peer review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.


Before submission authors should carefully read the Instruction for Authors:
All submissions to the Special Issue must be made electronically via online submission system Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/paladyn/
All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer-review process (single blind, at least two independent reviewers). When entering your submission via online submission system please choose the option “SI based on New Friends 2018”.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2018 (publication at the beginning of 2019).
Individual papers will be reviewed and published online on an ongoing basis.

Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:

  • Fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
  • No space constraints
  • NO submission and publication FEES
  • Convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • Fast online publication of articles (continuous publication model)
  • Open Access to your article for all interested readers
  • Indexation in SCOPUS
  • Long-time preservation (articles archived in Portico)
  • Extensive post-publication promotion

In case of any question, please contact us at m.heerink@windesheimflevoland.nl (Dr. Marcel Heerink, lead GE) or Justyna.Zuk@degruyteropen.com (Dr. Justyna Żuk, Managing Editor of Paladyn. JBR).