Journal of Physical Agents

Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Pysical Agents (JoPha) looks for contributions describing scientific works in all areas that use agent-based technologies concepts, especially industrial applications, robotics and domotics (physical agents) and applications related to the information society, (software agents) highlighting the similarities and synergies among physical and software agents. We understand that physical agents applications are mainly orientated to the control, coordination and planning of autonomous systems: industrial or mobile robots, industrial processes, domotics and complex systems. Contributions can also be related to educational aspects of the above mentioned technologies. Manuscripts intended for publication in the Journal of Physical Agents should be written in English and sent to one of the editors. JoPhA publishes scientific papers that should reflect original, previously unplubished work, and not simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere. The manuscript, if accepted, will be disseminated to the readers. It is the responsability of the authors to obtain written permission of the material used in the article previously published.


Section Policies

Regular Papers

Regular papers make an original and significant contribution to the field of study within the scope of this journal. These will be of interest to a broad audience, scientifically sound, well written and concise.

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Special Issue on Hybrid Reasoning and Coordination Methods on MAS

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Special Issue on Advances on Physical Agents

This Special Section is used for publishing selected papers from Spanish groups working on Physical Agents.

  • Antonio Bandera
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Special Issue about Agents and Artificial Intelligence

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Special Issue on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in a double-column format using the JoPhA style file. Articles will be limited to 15 pages. Longer papers will be rejected without review.

Every submission will be reviewed by two members of the editorial board, and the editors will judge the quality of the submission based on reviewers comments. The typical period of time allowed for reviews is 4 weeks.


Publication Frequency

The Journal have 1 volume with 2 issues for year.


Open Access Policy

Immediate access to the journal's contents is granted upon the belief that free access to research results can help foster global knowledge exchange.



This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a file system that is distributed among collaborating libraries. Those libraries are allowed to create permanent archives of the journal for conservation and restoration. More...