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In 2015, Thomson Reuters started indexing our books in its ISI Web of Science Book Citation Index (BKCI). BKCI is a part of Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) together with SCI Expanded, SSCI, AHCI and other databases. Web of Science is the world’s leading citation index with multidisciplinary content from the top tier international and regional journals, conference proceedings, and books. We are working on expanding BKCI's coverage of our titles, so expect this list to be updated with new additions on a regular basis. Titles currently indexed in BKCI are available here.

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  • The Journal of Circulating Biomarkers (JCB) will be presented and is included among the sponsors of the 12th Annual "microRNA as Biomarkers and Diagnostics" conference and the 2nd Annual "Extracellular RNA in Drug and Diagnostic Development" conference. These 2 events organised by Cambridge Healthtech Institute will take place on April 4-6, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge (USA). Our readers are granted a 15% discount on the registration fee. To read more about the conferences and to find out how to get the discount, please click here.

  • The newest IJARS Video Series lecture “On the Ethics of Research in Robotics” presented by Dr. Raja Chatila features a current and engaging topic of interest to both professionals in the field and the lay public affected by the commercialisation of robotic systems. To hear our lecturer's views and recommendations on how to tackle ethical issues which also include legal consequences and societal acceptance for robot systems, we invite you to watch this lecture by clicking here.

  • With the aim to help particular regions open to international scientific communities and exchange knowledge on a global basis, InTech has been collaborating, among other, with universities, authors and editors from the GCC region, Mexico, India and China. Our Regional Research Spotlight series is an overview of activities initiated with these countries in the past years as well as upcoming projects. The fourth overview focuses on China. To find out more about our collaborations with Chinese scientists and activities undertaken, click here.

  • Our newest video features Prof. Ayanna Howard who delivers a presentation on the topic of Healthcare Robotics in Therapy, focusing on robots to be used in home environments both by those suffering of classical (genetic or acquired) disabilities as well as by anyone in need of specialized medical care. To view the video in full, please click here.

  • The International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems is launching a new initiative aimed at supporting young researchers within the domain of robotics, the IJARS Rising Star. The project will be led by four guest editors who will co-ordinate the review process, and supported by three ambassadors. Ph.D. students at any level/age can apply for the project. Once the review of all submitted papers has been completed, the guest editors will choose top 10% papers which will be published in the International Journal of Advanced Robotic systems for free. Click here for details.

  • IJARS team sat down for a video interview with Prof. Danica Kragic, one of the most renowned female roboticists today. We asked her about her career, her work in the field of robotics as well as current and future projects she is involved with. The viewer might find interesting her opinion on robotics projects financed by Horizon2020 and their role in future robotics research, the collaborative projects she is involved with, and why she chooses to publish her team’s research effort in Open Access. To watch the video, click here.

  • A selection of our books has been accepted for indexing in ISI Web of Science's Book Citation Index (BKCI). BKCI is a part of Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) together with SCI Expanded, SSCI, AHCI and other databases. Web of Science is the world’s leading citation index with multidisciplinary content from the top tier international and regional journals, conference proceedings, and now books. The editorial staff at Thomson Reuters carefully reviews thousands of submissions each year. To view the list of included books, click here.

  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Paola Prete, will actively take part in the SPIE Optics + Photonics 2015 Conference to be held August 9-13, 2015, in San Diego, California (USA). Dr. Prete is a member of the Conference’s Program Committee for “Low-Dimensional Materials and Devices” and Session Chair for the “1D Materials and Devices III” session. The journal’s Editorial Board Member, Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, USA), will also participate in the conference as Conference Chair and will host a series of lectures. More....

  • On July 22nd, we had the pleasure to welcome one of the most popular female roboticists at our journal’s office, Prof. Danica Kragic from the School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Prof. Kragic accepted our invitation to visit us and chat to our team who has been following her work in the field of robotics with admiration. We took this opportunity to ask Prof. Kragic to give a video interview and talk about her career, her work and most recent projects. To find out more about prof. Kragic's visit, click here.

  • Prof. Bruno Siciliano's RoDyMan project aims at solving common problems related to robot gripping, namely localisation of the object while it is moving, motion and manipulation, and control of the overall robotic system. RoDyMan will be an innovative mobile platform with a torso, 2 arms and a sensorized head that will execute complex manipulation movements also requiring human-robot cooperation. We invite you to watch Prof. Siciliano’s IJARS Video Series lecture presenting the project's goals and details by clicking here.

  • The Journal of Circulating Biomarkers will be presented by one of its Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Winston Patrick Kuo (Harvard Medical School, USA), at the "Biofluid Biopsies & High-Value Diagnostics 2015" conference. The event will take place on November 16-17, 2015, in Boston (USA). In addition to the Editor-in-Chief, David T. Wong and Johan Skog, Associate Editors, and Editorial Board Member Dolores Di Vizio will also be be speaking at the conference. For more information regarding the conference, its program, call for posters, sponsorship & exhibition opportunities and to register, please click here.

  • IJARS is, for the third year in a row, partnering with Robotics Business Review’s Game Changer Awards. IJARS's editors, Dr. Elena de Momi, Dr. Tamas Haidegger, Prof. Giuseppe Carbone and Prof. Quan Zhou, will act as the judging panel and award the best game changer in robotics for 2015. The game Changer Awards’ aim is to honour outstanding robotics advancements. Winners will be announced during a special luncheon on Wednesday, September 23rd at RoboBusiness 2015, in San Jose (CA). To enter the competition and be considered for this Awards, please click here.

  • Nanobiomedicine journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Markus Dettenhofer, is among the organisers of the CEITEC/ICRC Conference “Frontiers in Material and Life Sciences: Creating Life in 3D”, to be held in Brno (Czech Republic), September 2-4, 2015. Dr. Dettenhofer, Executive Director of CEITEC, will take the speaking stand during the welcome speech and closing words. Conference registrants who submit a poster to be included in the event’s program will qualify for an exemption from registration fees. For more information regarding the event and to register, click here.

  • InTech's representatives participated in the EuroNanoForum 2015, Europe’s largest networking conference on nanotechnologies and advanced materials science, innovations and business, which took place in Riga from 9th to 12th June 2015, gathering around 1200 delegates from more then 50 countries. We invite you to read about our impression in the report we prepared.

  • IJARS team attended the ICRA conference in Seattle this May and prepared a video report on their impressions. The video contains footage from the exhibition and opinions of our video lecturers and interviewees on what they thought were this year's conference highlights. You can watch the video report here.

  • Prof. Bruno Siciliano from the PRISMA Lab (University of Naples), presents the video lecture titled Aerial Manipulation, the “flying eye and hand” research and application area his team at PRISMA has been researching for the last 7 years. More specifically, Prof. Siciliano focuses on his AIRobots, ARCAS and SHERPA projects funded by the European Union. We invite you to watch Prof. Siciliano’s presentation of his innovative robotic projects within the aerial manipulation field in its entirety.

  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology and Nanobiomedicine journals will be participating in this year’s EuroNanoForum. The event takes place in Riga (Latvia), June 10 -12, and is the most significant European networking conference for nanotechnology innovations, their applications and commercialisation. Both journals are to be exhibited by the team at booth #51 during the conference. To find out more about the event and to register, click here.

  • Nanobiomedicine’s Editorial Board member Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard Medical School, USA), is one of the organisers and speakers at the "3rd Annual Workshop on Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications", hosted by the Biomaterials Innovation Research Center, Wyss Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The workshop will take place on July 27-31 in Cambridge (USA). For more information or to register, click here.

  • Nanobiomedicine's (NBM) Editorial Board member Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard Medical School, USA) announced as a keynote speaker at SELECTBIO’s "Organ-on-a-Chip and 3D-Printing in the Life Sciences Congress", to be held on July 8-9 in Boston, USA. The event comprises of two tracks; the first one will focus on cells that are being assembled using microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. The second track will highlight technologies and applications of biofabrication and 3D-bioprinting in the Life Sciences. To register and for more information, click here.


    We are pleased to announce that InTech will be preserving its e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with more than 87,000 authors comprised in more than 2,400 publications. InTech currently publishes six peer reviewed journals spanning robotics, nanotechnology, nanobiomedicine, to engineering business management. The aim is to provide free online access to research, thus helping academics reach diverse new audiences around the world. InTech’s mission is to give all researchers equal opportunity to share ideas and develop their careers, and for their work to have impact among scientific communities. More

  • We are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems has published a Special Issue titled Telerobotics And Systems Engineering For Scientific Facilities, now available online to be read and downloaded for free. The Special Issue contains 14 peer-reviewed papers produced by researchers participating to the PURESAFE conference, funded by Marie Curie Actions. The research papers published in the Special Issue focus on promoting telerobotic remote handling technologies integrated with system engineering and are related to specific topics concerning the application of robots in scientific facilities. More