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Special Issue based on 4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (LSR 2019)

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Nicola Liberati (liberati.nicola@gmail.com), University of Twente, The Netherlands
Marc Behrendt
(electroniccloud@icloud.com), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium


Adrian David Cheok, Imagineering Institute, Malaysia / City University London, UK
David Levy, Intelligent Toys Ltd., London, UK


This thematic special issue in Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics is devoted to the publication of high-quality research papers presented during the 4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (http://loveandsexwithrobots.org), held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium on the 1st and 2nd of July 2019.

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • robot emotions
  • humanoid robots
  • clone robots
  • entertainment robots
  • robot personalities
  • teledildonics
  • intelligent electronic sex hardware
  • gender approaches
  • affective approaches
  • psychological approaches
  • sociological approaches
  • roboethics
  • philosophical approaches

Authors are requested to submit their full research papers (7+ pages) complying the general scope of the journal. The submitted papers will undergo the peer-review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.

In order to facilitate the double-blind reviewing process, all submissions are required to be fully anonymous. Authors should take the following steps when preparing their submission:

  • Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
  • Remove acknowledgment of identifying names and funding sources.
  • Cite your past work (if any) in the third person just as you would for any other citations.


Before submission authors should carefully read the Instruction for Authors:

Manuscripts can be written in TeX, LaTeX (strongly recommended) - the journal’s LATEX template. Please note that we do not accept papers in Plain TEX format. Text files can be also submitted as standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) which is acceptable if the submission in LATEX is not possible. For initial submission, the authors are strongly advised to upload their entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file.

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 double blind peer-review process (at least two independent reviewers). When entering your submission via the online submission system please choose the option “SI based on LSR 2019”.

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2019, but individual papers will be handled on an ongoing basis.
All peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published online at the beginning of the next volume (2020) which is supposed to be open in November 2019.

Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:

  • indexation in SCOPUS
  • NO submission and publication FEES
  • fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
  • no space constraints
  • convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager
  • language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • quick online publication upon completing the publishing process (continuous publication model)
  • better visibility due to Open Access
  • long-term preservation of the content (articles archived in Portico)
  • extensive post-publication promotion for selected papers

We are looking forward to your submission!

In case of any questions please contact Dr. Nicola Liberati (liberati.nicola@gmail.com), Mr. Marc Behrendt (electroniccloud@icloud.com), or Dr. Justyna Żuk (Managing Editor of Paladyn. JBR; Justyna.Zuk@degruyter.com).