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Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics

Editor-in-Chief: Schöner, Gregor

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    Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics is a fully 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 behaviour

    Aims and Scope

    • cognitive robotics
    • developmental robotics
    • affective robotics
    • evolutionary robotics, genetic algorithms
    • artificial life, artificial intelligence
    • assistance robotics
    • visual cognition, computer vision
    • neurally inspired robotics, animats
    • neural networks, neural computation
    • humanoids
    • human-robot interaction, symbiotic robots
    • machine learning, adaptation and imitation
    • development of language, speech recognition
    • emergent behaviors of mobile robots
    • multi-robot systems, swarm robotics, robot self-organization
    • computer-brain interfaces
    • decision-making in autonomous robots

    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;

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    Type of Publication:
    engineers, computer scientists, physicists, neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors


    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/paladyn/. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal via email paladyn@degruyteropen.com.

    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)
    • 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 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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    Editorial Information

    Gregor Schöner, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

    Managing Editor
    Justyna Zuk, De Gruyter

    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, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 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

    Editorial Board
    Farshid Amirabdollahian, University of Hertfordshire, UK
    Andrea Bonarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Stephan Chalup, University of Newcastle, Australia
    Natalia Efremova, Plekhanov’s University, Russia
    Aydan M. Erkmen, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
    João Filipe Ferreira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
    Ignazio Infantino, Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
    Magnus Johnsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
    Krzysztof Kozlowski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
    Annica Kristoffersson, Örebro University, Sweden
    Ben Kröse, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Jerzy E. Kurek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Aleš Leonardis, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Qiang Li, CITEC, Bielefeld University, Germany
    Shuai Li, The University of Cambridge, Great Britain
    Yongmin Li, Brunel University, UK
    Amy Loutfi, Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University, Sweden
    Adam Martowicz, AGH – University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
    Kanstantsin Miatliuk, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
    Marcin Milkowski, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
    Daniele Nardi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza'', Italy
    Slawomir Nasuto, University of Reading, UK
    Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, UK
    Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
    Javier Ramírez, University of Granada, Spain
    Rui Paulo Rocha, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
    Jorge Santolaria, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Nazmul Haque Siddique, University of Ulster, UK
    Sergiu-Dan Stan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Tadeusz Stepinski, AGH – University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
    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 Zielinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

    Assistant Editors
    Habib Ahmed, National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
    Mehdi Behnam, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
    Agustín Brau Avila, University of Sonora, Mexico
    Dario Cazzato, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    Geoff Fink, University of Alberta, Canada
    Basilio Lenzo, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    Dimitri Ognibene, University of Essex, UK
    Lukasz Zmudzinski, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

    Language Editors
    Julita Bermejo-Alonso, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
    Geoff Fink, University of Alberta, Canada

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    Editorial Contact
    Justyna Zuk, Ph.D.

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