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IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)
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The scope of this journal is to publish peer-reviewed articles that provide a timely and concise account of innovative research ideas and application results, reporting significant theoretical findings and application case studies in areas of robotics and automation.


The primary goal of RA-L is to better serve the RAS membership and the robotics and automation community at large, which has strongly increased in number and productivity, by providing more capacity for high quality, fully reviewed journal papers. Additional goals of RA-L are to provide a publication process that is complementary to the existing evolutionary process from RAS conferences into journal papers and to improve the efficiency of the peer-review process.

    RA-L publishes papers reporting on innovative ideas and unpublished results that need to be rapidly published. To this purpose, RA-L provides a final decision on any manuscript within 6 months from submission (average sub-to-epub time is around 4 months)
    Papers are six pages long, with at most two extra pages allowed at a charge, and allows open-access for those authors who require it.
    The review cycle follows the highest standards of IEEE periodicals.
    Each paper is assigned to a Senior Editor, hence to an Associate Editor and at least two independent reviewers.
    The review process may also include a fast revise-and-resubmit process, upon which the Letters Editorial Board (LEB) makes a final decision.
    Accepted papers are electronically archived on IEEE Xplore, and are made available for early access by readers only few days after submission of the final version, while an edited and XML-tagged version for searching and indexing is made available soon after.
    RA-L is an electronic-only journal.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-05-07
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