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PIN and Login Alias

To log in to the Automatica submission and review system authors, reviewers and editorial staff need a PIN (Personal Identification Number) and a password.

Automatica uses the people database of the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference system so if you have a PIN in this database then you may use this to log in to Automatica.

If you already have a PIN and password then follow the link Log in to log in.

If you do not remember your PIN or password or you are not sure if you have a PIN then follow the link PIN

  • Use the PIN Wizard to check very carefully if you already have a PIN
  • If you do have a PIN but you do not have your password then request that the password be sent to you
  • If your e-mail address for the PIN is out of date so that you cannot receive the password then do not register a new PIN but request that your e-mail address is updated and your password be sent to you at the updated e-mail address
  • Only if you are completely sure that you do not already have a PIN then register a new PIN

Generally only authors who are new to the system will need to register a new PIN. We strongly recommend against registering multiple PINs.

If you use the update function of the PIN wizard you may set up a Login alias. You may use this to log in instead of your PIN. You may also change your password as you like. However, when you submit a paper you will still need the PIN.

Information for Authors

Please consult the latest version of the Automatica Guide for Authors at the Elsevier Author Gateway

For the style of the references see a recent issue of Automatica or click here

New submissions
  1. Prepare your paper in the form of a self-contained pdf file (with the extension .pdf). You may wish to consult the FAQ How do I create pdf file of my paper? The maximal file size is 2 MB

  2. The submission system requires the pdf file to be compliant to ensure that other users may open and read the file. After logging in you may use the pdf test to check if your file is compliant. If the file is not compliant you will not be able to upload it

  3. Use your browser to go to the website http://www.autsubmit.com of the Automatica paper review management system Pampus

  4. Follow the link Log in and log in with your PIN (or Login alias) and password. See the section PIN and Login Alias if you do not have a PIN and password.

  5. On your Access page, use the link span class="style1"> Pdf test to check that your file is compliant

  6. On your Access page, follow the link Submit a new paper to Automatica

  7. Complete the required steps

  8. IIf you have coauthors then you will be asked to enter their PINs. You may look up these PINs on the spot, or create new PINs for them if necessary. Nevertheless it might be a good idea to check ahead of time with your coauthors if they already have PINs, and to ask them to register their PINs themselves if they do not

  9. After successfully submitting the paper you will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail/li>

  10. You may expect to see the status of your paper change over time from "Received" to "Under review" and eventually to "Decision pending." You may also update your contact information whenever necessary.

  11. IIn due time the editor who handles your paper will notify you about the publication decision.

Submission of a revised manuscript

If the editor who handles your paper requests you to revise and resubmit your paper then please do this. Only the corresponding author may submit the revised manuscript. The revised version of your paper must be resubmitted by the due date given in the letter you received from the editor. If this deadline is not met, unless an extension is requested from the editor prior to it, with a justification, and is granted, the paper will be considered rejected. Detailed guidelines for resubmission are given below.

  1. Prepare a revised version of the paper in pdf format in accordance with the instructions of the editor. The maximal file size is 2 MB

  2. Prepare a response to the comments of the reviewers, Associate Editor and Editor in the form of a text file (with the extension .txt) or pdf file (with the extension .pdf). Without this response you cannot upload the resubmission

  3. Use your browser to go to the website http://www.autsubmit.com of the Automatica paper review management system Pampus

  4. Follow the link Log in and log in with your PIN (or Login alias) and password

  5. If you originally submitted your paper under the old submission and review system (before July 18, 2008) then you will also need to log in with your PIN and password. See the section PIN and Login Alias if you do not have a PIN and password. The e-mail that you received from the system has complete instructions

  6. On the Access page use the link Pdf test to check that your pdf files are compliant

  7. On your Access page, enter your Author workspace

  8. If the previous version of your paper was submitted under the old system (before July 18, 2008) then you may not find your paper in your Author workspace. In this case you will need to use the Legacy login link on the Access page. The e-mail message that you received from the Editor has full instructions

  9. Locate your paper on your Author workspace page and click on the link Resubmit

  10. Follow the required steps

  11. After resubmitting the paper you will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail

  12. Again you may expect to see the status of your paper change from "Received" to "Under review" and eventually to "Decision pending" until you hear from the Editor who handles your paper.

Submission of the final manuscript

If the editor who handles your paper invites you to prepare and submit your paper in final form then please do this. Only the corresponding author may submit the final version. The final version of your paper must be submitted by the due date given in the letter you received from the editor. Detailed guidelines for submission of the final version of your paper are given below.

  1. Prepare a revised version of the paper in pdf format in accordance with the instructions of the editor. The maximal file size is 2 MB

  2. Check the final version using the checklist for the final version of accepted papers (in a new window or tab)

  3. Prepare the source files of the paper for submission.

    • For best results they should be LaTeX files formatted on the basis of the Elsevier elsart style file or the special Automatica style file autart.cls. If the document consists of several LaTeX and graphics files then they should be packaged together in a single zip file.
    • MS Word documents are also acceptable. For best results send the original graphics files. Do not include them in the Word file but package them with the Word file in a zip file.

    The maximal size of the source files package is 10 MB
  4. Prepare the biographical sketches (txt or MS Word only) and the authors' photographs (300 dpi, jpg preferred). This material is not required for Technical Communiques, Correspondence Items, Book and Software reviews. The sketches and photos should be packaged together in a single zip  file. For best results send the original graphics files and do not include them in a Word file. Only files with the extension .zip or .doc are accepted. The maximal file size is 2 MB.

  5. Use your browser to go to the website http://www.autsubmit.com of the Automatica paper review management system Pampus.

  6. Follow the link Log in and log in with your PIN (or Login alias) and password

  7. On your Access page, enter your Author workspace

  8. If the previous version of your paper was submitted under the old system (before July 18, 2008) then you may not find your paper in your Author workspace. In this case you will need to use the Legacy login link on the Access page. The e-mail message that you received from the Editor has full instructions

  9. Locate your paper on your Author workspace page and click on the link Submit final version

  10. Complete the required steps

  11. After submitting the final version you will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail

  12. After the paper has been forwarded to the publishers you will be contacted by e-mail about the copyright form and the proofs

Automatica style files
FAQs
Style of references

Please see the example below for the style of the references.

References

Åström, K. J., & Bell, R. D. (2000). Drum-boiler dynamics. Automatica, 36, 363–378.

Bell, R. D., & Aström, K. J. (1987). Dynamic models for boiler-turbine-alternator units: Data logs and parameter estimation for a 160 MW unit. Report TFRT-3192, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Cordon, O., & Herrera, F. (2000). A proposal for improving the accuracy of linguistic modeling. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 8(3), 335–344.

Driankov, D., Hellendoom, H., & Reinfrank, M. (1996). An introduction to fuzzy control (2nd ed.). Berlin: Springer.

Eklund, K. (1971). Linear drum boiler-turbine models. Ph.D. thesis TFRT-1001, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Emami, M. R., Turksen, I. B., & Goldenberg, A. A. (1998). Development of a systematic methodology of fuzzy logic modeling. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 6(3), 346–361.

Flynn, M. E., & O’Malley, M. J. (1999). A drum boiler model for long term power system dynamic simulation. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 14(1), 209–217.

Johansen, A., Shorten, R., & Smith, R. M. (2000). On the interpretation and identification of dynamic Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy models. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 8(3), 297–313.

Kwon, W. H., Kim, S. W., & Park, P. G. (1989). On the multivariable robust control of a boiler-turbine system. Proceedings of the IFAC conference on power systems and power plant control, Seoul, Korea (pp. 219–223).

Mayne, D. Q., Rawlings, J. B., Rao, C. V., & Scokaert, P. O. M. (2000). Constrained model predictive control: Stability and optimality (survey paper). Automatica, 36(6), 789–814.

Yen, J., Wang, L., & Gillespie, C. W. (1998). Improving interpretability of TSK fuzzy models by combining global learning and local learning. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 6, 530–537.