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Dr. Vladimir Vantsevich serves as an Editor for several professional journals and books related to his field of study.


Journal of Terramechanics, An Editor

The Journal of Terramechanics is primarily devoted to scientific articles concerned with research, design, and equipment utilization in the field of terramechanics. It is the leading international journal serving the multidisciplinary global off-road vehicle and soil working machinery industries, and related user community, governmental agencies and universities.

This journal provides a forum for those involved in research, development, design, innovation, testing, application and utilization of off-road vehicles and soil working machinery, and their sub-systems and components. The Journal presents a cross-section of technical papers, reviews, comments and discussions, and serves as a medium for recording recent progress in the field.

International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, An Editorial Board Member

The International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems is an established international authoritative reference in the field of vehicle autonomous systems research and development. Such systems aim to increase accident avoidance and road capacity, improve the travel experience by relieving occupants of driving/navigation chores, reduce total vehicle numbers and eliminate some of the services/infrastructure associated with motoring today.

Dr. Vantsevich edited two Special Issues of IJVAS:

  • Mechatronics for Ground Vehicle Autonomy

Autonomy of unmanned ground vehicles to a large extent depends on dynamics and performance of the vehicles and results in the interaction between vehicle systems and terrain/surroundings. Therefore, we can speak of the systems’ influence on unmanned vehicle dynamics and performance and hence on the vehicle autonomy. Autonomously-operating systems of unmanned vehicles are classified here as mechatronic-type systems. This Special Issue concentrates on modelling and controlling the dynamics and performance of unmanned ground vehicles through modelling, designing and controlling their mechatronic systems to advance the level of vehicle autonomy.

  • Vehicle Performance Fundamentals for Autonomous Systems Design

SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, An Associate Editor

The mission of the SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles to showcase state-of-the-art engineering research by promoting high quality theoretical and applied investigations. The Journal achieves this goal by publishing only those peer-reviewed scientific papers on the design, modeling, controlling, and testing of commercial vehicles which bring strong empirical and theoretical contributions to the current and future body of knowledge.


Dr. Vladimir Vantsevich is the Founding Editor of the following book series:

  • Ground Vehicle Engineering Book Series with Taylor & Francis/CRC Press:


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  • The Robotics Engineering Book Series with ASME Press:
      • Industrial Robots

      • Mobile Robots

      • Medical and Bio-Medical Robotic Devices, and other Biorobots

      • Service Assistant Robots

      • Educational and Entertainment Robots

The Advisory Group on Robotics Engineering includes twenty (23) top-caliber professionals from academia, industry, and research organizations from the U.S.A., countries of Western Europe, Israel, Singapore.

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