Call for papers: Special issue on Advances in Medical Robotics and Automation for Surgery

Medical robotics in the last few decades has achieved rapid development and has been widely applied in surgical field. The types of medical robotics include neurosurgery robotics, orthopedics robotics, laparoscopic robotics, vascular interventional robotics, prosthetics and exoskeleton robotics, assistive and rehabilitation robotics and capsule robotics. The robotics are important for surgery. Key technological research in medical robotics and automation is now very essential.

Minimally invasive surgery based on surgical robotics can decrease recovery time, speed healing and reduce scarring. The establishment of the minimally invasive surgical concept and the technological development and application of minimally invasive devices has greatly enhanced the efficacy of surgical operations. Besides, the robotic also has many applications after operation. In recent years, with the rapid development of robotics, we can achieve minimally invasive incision, exposure and surgical procedure. Surgical robotics has indeed become a new growth point and technological incubator in the modern surgery.

This special issue is targeted for authors who wish to contribute to the knowledge dissimilation of medical robotics, minimally invasive surgical instrumentation, robotic mechanics, and applications of the robot-assisted medical imaging in minimally invasive surgery. We invite submission of high quality papers as related to the recent advances in medical robotics and automation. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:


·         Robotic equipment design for minimally invasive surgery,

·         Preoperative design and intraoperative navigation of minimally invasive surgery,

·         Biomechanics in robotics and its application in computer assisted surgery,

·         Application of new robotic technology in surgery


PLEASE READ THIS NOTE BEFORE SUBMISSION: Authors are encouraged to discuss with Prof Kelvin Wong to determine the suitability of their intended submissions. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal submission system according to the following timetable:

Manuscript due

01 September 2018

First round of revised manuscript due

30 October 2018

Second round of revised manuscript due

30 November 2018

Third round of revised manuscript due

31 December 2018

Proposed publication date

01 February 2019

In submitting you manuscript, you should make it clear that their submission is part of the “Advances in Medical Robotic and Automation for Surgery” special sssue. On the submission system there is a section entitled “Additional information”. At the bottom of the page there is a question asking “Are you submitting this manuscript to a thematic series or article collection?” You should select “Yes” and then a drop-down menu will appear with the option to select the series “Advances in Medical Robotic and Automation for Surgery”.


Guest Editors:

·         Prof Dhanjoo N. Ghista, PhD

University2020 Foundation, Northborough, MA, USA.


·         Prof Kelvin K.L. Wong, PhD

School of Medicine, The University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia