Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Canadian Acoustics publishes refereed articles and news items on all aspects of acoustics and vibration. Articles reporting new research or applications, as well as review or tutorial papers and shorter technical notes are welcomed, in English or in French. Submissions should be sent only through the journal online submission system. Complete instructions to authors concerning the required "camera-ready" manuscript are provided within the journal online submission system.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Technical Articles

This section is a general section for all technical articles from the back issues (pre-2013) of Canadian Acoustics.

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

A two-page article is required for the proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada, the annual conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association. This manuscript must still be formatted using the available Microsoft Word or Latex templates.

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Book Review

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Other Features

This "Other Features" section is a container for all other material to be published in the JCAA, such as:

  • Call for paper for the Acoustic Week in Canada
  • CAA prizes announcements
  • Minutes of the CAA Boad of Directors
  • Minutes of the CAA General Assembly of Members
  • Obituaries
  • etc...
The material can be submitted by any JCAA registered user as a letter-sized PDF file ready for publication. The publication of the submitted material is at the discretion of the Editorial Team.

 

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Article - Architectural Acoustics

Editors
  • Jean-François Latour
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Article - Engineering Acoustics / Noise Control

Editors
  • Joana Rocha
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Article - Physical Acoustics / Ultrasounds

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Article - Musical Acoustics / Electroacoustics

Editors
  • Annabel Cohen
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Article - Psychological Acoustics

Editors
  • Jeffery Jones
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Article - Physiological Acoustics

Editors
  • Robert Harrison
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Article - Hearing Sciences

Editors
  • Olivier Valentin
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Article - Shocks / Vibrations

Editors
  • Pierre Marcotte
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Article - Hearing Conservation

Editors
  • Alberto Behar
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Article - Speech Sciences

Editors
  • Michael Kiefte
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Article - Underwater Acoustics

Editors
  • Garry Heard
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Article - Consulting

Editors
  • Tim Kelsall
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Article - Bio-Acoustics

Editors
  • Jahan Tavakkoli
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Article - Aeroacoustics

Editors
  • Anant Grewal
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Technical Notes

Editors
  • Umberto Berardi
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Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor are a critical part of the scientific community dialogue, and the Canadian Acoustics attempts to publish all letters of opinion meeting our editorial requirements. Letters must be the original work of the author and must be exclusive to the Canadian Acoustics.

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Special Issue: Canadian Acoustics Cities

Editors
  • Sean Pecknold
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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to the Canadian Acoustics are peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:

Initial review: The Editor-in-Chief evaluates each manuscript to determine if its topic and content is suitable for consideration by the Canadian Acoustics. Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors within one week of receipt. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the manuscript to a more appropriate venue, avoiding delays from a lengthy review process that would nonetheless lead to rejection.

Peer review: Manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to an Associate Editor, who selects several referees based on their expertise in that particular field. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees  who are kept anonymous. Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to design research, and relevance to design practices. To facilitate timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews within 4 weeks. After collecting the referees' reports, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript.

Recommendation: Based on the referees' comments and his own recommendation, the the Associate Editor's makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript and communicates to the Editor-in-chief and to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. The final decision can be "Accept Submission", "Revisions Required", "Resubmit for Review", "Resubmit Elsewhere", or "Decline Submission." A revised manuscript should be re-submitted within six months of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original referees for evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Policy for Editors of Canadian Acoustics journal

In what follows below, the word Editor(s) applies to the editor-in-chief, the deputy editor and the fifteen associate editors of the Canadian Acoutics journal, as listed in the journal website at jcaa.caa-aca.ca, under Home>About the journal. A paper submitted by one of the Editors will be handled by another Editor who is not at the same institution. The other Editor will select reviewers and make all decisions on the paper. The decision process will be handled in such a way that the submitting Editor does not have access to information or correspondence relating to the submission. In the case where the submitting Editor is the Editor-in-Chief, for technical reasons related to the credential structure of Open Journal System the editorial & publishing software used by Canadian Acoustics, the decision process will be handled in such a way that he does not alter the information or correspondence relating to the submission.

If an Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission, they will declare it to the other Editors, and the paper will be handled in the same way as described above.

An Editor will declare a conflict of interest when a paper is submitted by an author whose relationship with this Editor might create the perception of bias (e.g., in terms of close friendship, conflict, or rivalry). Specifically, an Editor will declare a conflict of interest when a paper is submitted by:

  • an author at the same academic institution;

  • a family member of the Editor;

  • a current or former co-author of the Editor;

  • a current or former student of the Editor; or

  • a former doctoral thesis supervisor of the Editor.

The above list is indicative but not exclusive; other reasons for conflict of interest between Editor and Author may exist. The Editor who has declared a conflict of interest will not be involved in selecting referees or making any decisions on the paper.

With an initial submission of a paper, a corresponding author may alert the Editors to a potential conflict of interest regarding particular referees. The corresponding author must indicate the nature of the potential conflict of interest. Editors will exercise their discretion in assigning referees to ensure that all reviewers are "at arm's length" to the authors.

 

Publication Frequency

Canadian Acoustics is published four times a year - in March, June, September and December.

 

Author Self-Archiving

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

This policy is also available through the RoMEO database - http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo and a detailed record based is available here: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/pub/2321/

 

Delayed Open Access

The contents of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month(s) after an issue is published.

Upon subscription expiry, readers may continue to retain access to subscription content published prior to the subscription expiry date. Besides, the back issues of this journal will be available in an open access format 12 month after an issue is published.

 

Issue Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual issues. The following payment options and fees are available.

Purchase Issue: 20.00 (CAD)

The payment of this fee will enable you to view, download, and print this full issue.

 

Article Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual articles. The following payment options and fees are available.

Purchase Article: 10.00 (CAD)

The payment of this fee will enable you to view, download, and print this article.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

What's New?

Do you have any news that you would like to share with Canadian Acoustics readers? If so, mail news to journal-news@caa-aca.ca

 

Advertising Rates

Interested to advertise in Canadian Acoustics? Simply notify the advertisement manager and pay the appropriate fee using the online payment. The current rates are:

  • $350 for full page - ($1200 for 4 issues)
  • $200 for 1/2 page - ($700 for 4 issues)
  • $150 for 1/4 page - ($500 for 4 issues)

The deadline for new advertisement material is minimaly 3 week prior to the month in which the issue is published. Your adverstising material should be sent directly to both the advertisement manager and the editor.

The mechanical specifications for the graphic file are as follows:

  • full page - PDF, PNG or JPG - 7.0" (w) x9.5" (h) Portrait - 300 DPI min;
  • half page - PDF, PNG or JPG - 7.0" (w) x4.75" Landscape - 300 DPI min.
  • quarter page - PDF, PNG or JPG - 3.5" (w) x4.75" Portrait - 300 DPI min.

 

Abstracting / Indexing

Canadian Acoustics, the journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association, has been around for more than 40 years. It is referenced and indexed by major scientific and technical bibliographic databases, including Inspec (published by  the Institution of Engineering and Technology) and Compendex (now published by Elsevier). Canadian Acoustics is also comprehensively covered by recent citation indexes such as Google Scholar, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and complies with the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), the standard framework for interoperability among e-publishing providers.

 

 

Impact Factor

Citation statistics can be retrieved from Google Scholar by tools like Publish or Perish software. In 2013, Canadian Acoustics h5-index was 9, and its h5-median was 11, making it a respectable journal in acoustics. The Canadian Acoustics editorial board is in the process of requesting a formal impact factor from a recognized authority, such as Thomson Reuters.

 

Intant Open-Access

JCAA has a 12-month delayed open-access policy: during the first 12 months after publication, articles are only accessible to journal subscribers (CAA members). After 12 months, published articles automatically become open-access worldwide.

With the payment of a $300 "Instant open-access" fee, your article will be immediatly open-access upon publication. To proceed, simply make your online payment and key in the exact value of $300, without worrying that the system appears to be for advertisements fee.