JASA Express Letters

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About JASA Express Letters

JASA Express Letters (JASA-EL) is devoted to providing rapid and open dissemination of important new research results and technical discussion in all fields of acoustics. It serves physical scientists, life scientists, engineers, psychologists, physiologists, architects, musicians, and speech communication specialists who wish to rapidly report the results of their acoustical research in letter-sized contributions.

JASA Express Letters are limited to six published pages in a single-column format. Contributions can include color and multimedia content, which is archived. They should be written in a concise style and ordinarily contain information of timely interest to the acoustics community. JASA Express Letters must still be "truly acoustics" and meet the high standards of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America for originality, significance, and readability. They may describe basic or applied research.

Letters are published online as they are accepted for publication, and also appear monthly as a section in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Access to JASA Express Letters is free online to all individuals with internet browsers.

The manuscript handling procedures and review process of JASA Express Lettersfacilitate rapid publication. Comments are solicited from reviewers just once, and reviewers are expected to finish their task within 2 weeks. The Associate Editor (AE) will then make a decision to accept or reject the contribution, or request minor revisions. If minor revisions are requested, the AE will make a final publication decision upon receipt. The AE may recommend that a rejected manuscript be considered for publication as a letter or article in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America if it may be acceptable after major revisions.

All submissions to JASA Express Letters are handled electronically and online through Peer X-press the manuscript management system . All papers are peer-reviewed through this system as well.

Because JASA Express Letters is published as a section of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, it has the same publication metrics such as impact factor.

Subject Coverage and Contents

Subject Coverage includes:

  • linear and nonlinear acoustics
  • aeroacoustics
  • underwater sound and acoustical oceanography
  • ultrasonics and quantum acoustics
  • architectural acoustics and structural acoustics and vibration
  • speech, music, and noise
  • psychology and physiology of hearing
  • engineering acoustics, sound transducers, and measurements
  • biomedical acoustics
  • acoustic signal processing, and computational acoustics.

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    How to Access JASA Express Letters

    JASA Express Letters are downloaded from the web site scitation.aip.org/jasa/. Contributions for the current month appear under the title "Browse Accelerated Articles." Contributions from previous months are found under "Current Issue" and "Online Issues." The letters are indexed at the end of the JASA Table of Contents.

    JASA Express Letters are free without subscription fee to all individual readers with an up-to-date browser. Use of JASA Express Letters implies agreement with the Terms and Conditions.

    JASA Express Letters articles are searchable and linkable through the Scitation platform of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), which publishes and archives articles for ASA.


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    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters (JASA-EL) is copyrighted by The Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Individual articles in this section of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America are copyrighted by the ASA, as indicated on each article.

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    Information for Authors

    Authors of papers published in JASA Express Letters need not be members of the Acoustical Society of America. All submissions for publication are subject to peer review to determine their suitability for publication and all manuscripts must conform with certain standards for the text and format.

    Manuscripts must adhere to certain physical requisites to be acceptable for publication in JASA Express Letters. Authors intent on publishing in JASA Express Letters should, before preparing the final manuscript, download and study carefully Information for Contributors to JASA Express Letters (JASA-EL). Authors should also consult the American Institute of Physics Style Manual which can now be downloaded for free from the AIP Home Page.

    Submit manuscripts to the JASA-EL Editorial Office at the Peer Xpress online site which can be found at jasa-el.peerx-press.org.

    All such manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the latest version of the Information for Contributors to JASA Express Letters document. This document gives explicit instructions regarding the submission of manuscripts including the content of the transmittal letter.

    Transfer of copyright, which previously was assumed to be implicit in the act of submitting a manuscript, is necessary under the 1978 U.S. copyright law in order for ASA to continue disseminating acoustical research and applications information as widely as possible. Authors are required to agree to the transfer of copyright on an online copyright form at the time they submit their manuscripts.

    Publication Fee: In lieu of page charges, a mandatory publication fee of $350.00 USD is assessed for JASA Express Letters, which must be no longer than six single-column pages. Authors must submit a Publication Fee Agreement at the time they submit their manuscripts.

    Proofs and all correspondence concerning papers in the process of publication should be addressed to:

    Editorial Supervisor
    JASA Express Letters
    American Institute of Physics
    Suite 1NO1
    2 Huntington Quadrangle
    Melville, NY 11747-4502

    Reference must be made to title, author, journal, and scheduled date of issue. A limited number of alterations in proof are unavoidable, but the cost of making extensive alterations after the article has been set in type will be charged to the author.

    JASA Express Letters Editorial Staff

    James F. Lynch, Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitute

    Associate Editors

    General Linear Acoustics (PACS 43.20G,J,M,R,T,W,Y)
    R. M. Waxler, National Center for Physical Acoustics

    General Linear Acoustics (PACS 43.20B,D,E,F,H,K,P)
    O. A. Godin, NOAA-Earth System Research Laboratory

    Nonlinear Acoustics (PACS 43.25Y,Z)
    S. G. Kargl, University of Washington

    Nonlinear Acoustics (PACS 43.25B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,L,N,Q,R,T,U,V)
    M. F. Hamilton, University of Texas at Austin

    Aeroacoustics and Atmospheric Sound (PACS 43.28)
    V. E. Ostashev, National Oceanic & Athmospheric Administration

    Underwater Sound (PACS 43.30E,F,N,P and PACS 43.38K,Q)
    G. B. Deane, University of California at San Diego
    A.C. Lavery, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Underwater Sound (PACS 43.30B,C,D,G,H,J,K,L,M,Q,R,S,T,V,W,X,Y,Z)
    J. F. Lynch, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Underwater Sound (PACS 43.30B,C,D,G,H,J,K,L,M,Q,R,S,T,V,W,X,Y,Z)
    W. L. Siegmann, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Ultrasonics, Quantum Acoustics, and Physical Effects of Sound (PACS 43.35E,G,H,L,M,P,R,S,T,U,V,W and 43.38Q)
    T. J. Matula, University of Washington

    Ultrasonics, Quantum Acoustics, and Physical Effects of Sound (PACS 43.35A,B,C,D,F,K,N,X,Y,Z)
    J. Mobley, University of Mississippi

    Transduction: Acoustical Devices for the Generation and Reproduction of Sound; Acoustical Measurements and Instrumentation (PACS 43.38; 43.58)
    M. Sheplak, University of Florida

    Structural Acoustics and Vibration (PACS 43.40A,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,N,P,Q,R,S,T,V,Y)
    J. G. McDaniel, Boston University

    Noise: Its Effects and Control (PACS 43.50)
    M. R. Stinson, National Research Council of Canada

    Architectural Acoustics (PACS 43.55)
    N. Xiang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Acoustic Signal Processing (PACS 43.60)
    J. V. Candy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    C.F. Gaumond, Naval Research Laboratory

    Physiological Acoustics (PACS 43.64H,J)
    B. L. Lonsbury-Martin, Loma Linda VA Medical Center

    Psychological Acoustics (PACS 43.66B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,Q,R,S,T,V,W,Y)
    Q.-J. Fu, House Ear Institute

    Speech Production (PACS 43.70)
    A. Lofqvist, Lund University

    Speech Perception (PACS 43.71A,B,E,F,H,P)
    J. M. Hillenbrand, Western Michigan University

    Speech Processing and Communication Systems and Speech Perception (PACS 43.72; 43.71,G,K,L,M)
    D. D. O'Shaughnessy, INRS-Telecommunications

    Music and Musical Instruments (PACS 43.75)
    D.M. Campbell, University of Edinburgh
    D. Deutsch, University of California, San Diego
    T. D. Rossing, Northern Illinois University
    T. R. Moore, Rollins College

    Bioacoustics - Biomedical (PACS 43.80C,E,G,J,Q,S,V)
    C. C. Church, National Center for Physical Acoustics

    Bioacoustics - Animal (PACS 43.80K,L,N,P)
    C. F. Moss, University of Maryland

    Applied Acoustics
    Manuscripts in this category should be submitted without giving a suggestion of an Associate Editor.

    Computational Acoustics
    D. S. Burnett, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City
    L.L. Thompson, Clemson University

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