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CfP/SI/PJBR 2019 : CfP: Special Issue on Social Robots in Therapy / Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics / De Gruyter


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Categories    robotics   computer science   informatics   social robots

Call For Papers

Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges

PALADYN. Journal of Behavioral Robotics

Peer-reviewed open access journal, indexed in SCOPUS. Publishing for FREE.

Pablo Gómez Esteban, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Daniel Hernández García, Plymouth University, UK
Hee Rin Lee, UC San Diego, USA
Pauline Chevalier, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Paul Baxter, University of Lincoln, UK
Cindy L. Bethel, Mississippi State University, USA

This Special Issue is now open to ALL AUTHORS interested in the topic.
It was primary devoted to the publication of high-quality research papers presented during the 1st Workshop on Social Robots in Therapy: Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges (, held in Chicago, USA, March 5, 2018 in conjunction with the 13th ACM / IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2018) ( However, the significance of the topic convinced us to invite also other authors who would like to contribute to this Special Issue.

The authors are requested to submit their research papers to the Special Issue complying the general scope of the journal. The submitted papers will undergo peer review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

# shared or full autonomy in robots in therapy
# adaptive mechanisms for robot used in therapy
# engagement in therapeutic human-robot interaction
# ethical systems and challenges for robots in therapy
# identified user needs at home and in-patient care facilities
# acceptance studies on social robots used in therapy
# patient-centered HRI studies
# long-term therapeutic interaction studies
# clinical validation of robot-assisted therapies

Please, visit the official webpage of the Special Issue at
Please find more information about the journal at
Publishing Process (graphical illustration):

Before submission authors should carefully read the Instructions for Authors:
All submissions to the journal must be made electronically via online submission system Editorial Manager:
All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer review process (single-blind, at least two independent Referees). When entering your submission via online submission system please choose a proper article type “SI on Social Robots in Therapy”.

The new deadline for the submissions is February 28, 2019 but individual papers will be reviewed and published online on an ongoing basis.

Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:
+ indexation in SCOPUS
+ NO submission and publication FEES
+ fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
+ no space constraints
+ convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager
+ free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
+ quick online publication upon completing the publishing process (continuous publication model)
+ better visibility due to Open Access
+ long-term preservation of the content (articles archived in Portico)
+ extensive post-publication promotion for selected papers

We are looking forward to your submission!
In case of any questions please contact Dr. Justyna Żuk, Managing Editor of Paladyn. JBR,

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