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Assembly Automation

Assembly Automation

The international journal of assembly technology and management

ISSN: 0144-5154

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Content: Table of Contents  
Information: Journal information  |  Editorial Team  |  Author Guidelines
Other: Journal News (inc. calls for papers)  |  Sample article  |  Recommend this journal

2018 Impact Factor: 2.056*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 1.911*

CiteScore 2018: 2.23
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 1.50 (Updated Monthly)


Aims & Scope

Assembly Automation publishes peer reviewed research articles, technology reviews and specially commissioned case studies. Each issue includes high quality content covering all aspects of assembly technology and automation, and reflecting the most interesting and strategically important research and development activities from around the world.  Because of this, readers can stay at the very forefront of industry developments.

All research articles undergo rigorous double-blind peer review, and the journal’s policy of not publishing work that has only been tested in simulation means that only the very best and most practical research articles are included.  This ensures that the material that is published has real relevance and value for commercial manufacturing and research organizations. For a full list of our reviewers, please see below.


Assembly Automation’s coverage includes (but is not restricted to):

  • Design for assembly and disassembly
  • Assembly sequence planning
  • Assembly line design
  • Advanced composites
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Expert systems
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Rapid manufacturing
  • Mass customization
  • Modular automation
  • Supply chain management
  • Fixture design and tolerance analysis
  • Adhesives
  • RFID
  • Robots
  • Machine vision
  • MEMS
  • Six-Sigma and quality control
  • Compliant mechanisms 

Key benefits

The journal offers the latest international information and research with an emphasis on practical application, so that engineers and managers can gain immediate advantages on their own assembly lines.

Authors are encouraged to include Executive Summaries that complement article abstracts by highlighting the commercial potential of the work that is presented; and online videos that add an extra dimension to the published work.

Key journal audiences

Academics and researchers, and engineers and managers working in a wide range of manufacturing industries such as electrical and electronic engineering, aerospace, automotive, domestic appliances, food and pharmaceuticals.

Indexing and abstracting services

Assembly Automation is indexed and abstracted or ranked in leading service providers, including:

  • Business Source Complete
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Computer Science
  • CSA Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (ANTE)
  • CSA Engineering Research Database
  • CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace
  • CSA Technology Research Database
  • EI Compendex
  • Ergonomics Abstracts
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Recent Advances in Manufacturing Database (RAM)  
  • Scopus
  • TOC Premier
  • Zetoc

And ranked in:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded SCIE (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Scopus


Assembly Automation is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection page.

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* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)