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International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems

International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems

ISSN: 2049-6427

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 1.31
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 0.71 (Updated Monthly)

Aims & Scope

The International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (IJIUS) is dedicated to the advancement of the applied science, technology and know-how of autonomous systems through the dissemination of original research work representing significant advances in the design, development, testing and operation of autonomous vehicles and systems for various applications.

IJIUS provides an appropriate platform for authors and researchers for communicating their latest findings, and is an ideal resource for the relevant communities in academia, government and industry seeking the latest papers in the discipline.

Editorial Criteria

The editor is particularly interested in receiving high quality original research articles, review articles, point-of-view articles, correspondence, technical notes, conference reports and historical commentaries in the area of autonomous systems covering ground, underwater, aerial and space domains. All accepted papers undergo a double-blind peer review process. For a full list of the journal's review board, please see below.


The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Autonomous aerial vehicles
  • Micro air vehicles
  • Air balloons and blimps
  • Ground robotics
  • Satellite and spacecraft technologies
  • Missiles and rocketry
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles
  • Autonomous vehicle control 
  • Intelligent system applications for autonomous vehicles
  • Swarm and multi-agent systems
  • Distributed and coordinated control of multi vehicle systems
  • Biomimetic and biologically inspired design of vehicles
  • Modelling and simulation technologies for autonomous systems.

Key Benefits

  • IJIUS is the only journal that covers the area of autonomous systems in all four domains: space, aerial, ground, and underwater.
  • IJIUS provides an excellent platform for timely publication of all authors or researchers working in the areas relevant to autonomous system technologies.

Key Journal Audiences

  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Practitioners in the area of autonomous systems

International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems is indexed and abstracted in:

  • Academic Keys
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Computer Science - Business Information Systems
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and Ulrichsweb
  • ReadCube Discover

And Ranked in:

  • Scopus

International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems 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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