Transactions on Automatic Control

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    Editor-in-Chief TAC; Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize Chair; Areas of expertise: H-infinity control; Mechanical systems/robotics; Model/Controller reduction; Geometric methods for nonlinear systems; Observers for nonlinear systems; Adaptive control.

The Transactions on Automatic Control publishes high-quality papers on the theory, design, and applications of control engineering. The Transactions is published monthly by the Control Systems Society of IEEEE. Two types of contributions are regularly considered:

1) Full Papers - Presentation of significant research, development, or application of control concepts

2) Technical Notes and Correspondence - Brief technical notes, comments on published areas or established control topics, corrections to papers and notes published in the Transactions In addition, special papers (tutorials, surveys, and perspectives on the theory and applications of control systems topics) are solicited. Authors are urged to contact one of the Senior Editors before submitting such papers.

Submitted manuscripts must be typewritten in English. All submitted manuscripts should be as concise as possible. 

We require a double-column version for both Full Papers and Technical Notes at the time of submission.   The standard Full Paper is 12 pages, (including bios and photos), but authors are allowed 4 extra pages over the 12 pages for Full Papers, with a $125.00 fee for each extra page.  The standard Technical Note is 6 pages, but authors are allowed 2 extra pages over the 6 pages for Technical Notes, with a $125.00 fee for each extra page.

Authors are asked to submit a single-column, double-spaced version of their paper as well, under Supplementary material. Note that the single-column format is requested on behalf of the reviewers for the ease of reviewing.

Full Papers of length exceeding 16-pages, 2-column, single-spaced, typed pages (including figures) will not be considered.   Technical Notes and Correspondence of length exceeding 8 pages, 2-column, single-spaced format will not be considered.

Graphical Abstract Description and Specifications: To enhance the appearance of your article on IEEEXplore®, a Graphical Abstract can be displayed along with traditional text. The Graphical Abstract should provide a clear, visual summary of your articles’s findings by means of an image, animation, video, or audio clip.

Submission of a manuscript signifies that it has been neither copyrighted, published, nor submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.


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Code Ocean, modify it, and test the modifications. The published algorithm that an author posts will remain unchanged.

Any author that has had an IEEE journal article published on IEEE Xplore in the past five years can upload associated algorithms to Code Ocean by visiting 

Once the algorithm is uploaded to Code Ocean, it will be automatically linked to the associated article in IEEE Xplore. Users in IEEE Xplore will be able to discover and access the link to run the algorithm in Code Ocean.

Further information about using Code Ocean can be found at: 

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Contact Information
Alessandro Astolfi, Editor-in-Chief
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Imperial College London,
London, SW7 2AZ, UK
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ingegneria Informatica
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
00133, Roma, Italy
TEL: +44 20 7594 6289