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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The author(s) warrant that the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. The submitted manuscript is in Microsoft™ Word (.docx) or PDF file format and has been created either from the Microsoft™ Word template or from the LaTex template available from the Author Guidelines;
  • The author(s) warrant that they are the sole author(s) of the Contribution which is an original work;
  • The author(s) warrant that the whole or a substantial part of the Contribution has not previously been published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation must be provided in Comments to the Editor section below);
  • The author(s) warrant that they or their employers are the copyright owners of the Contribution;
  • The author(s) warrant that to the best of their knowledge that the Contribution does not contain anything which is libellous, illegal or infringes any third party’s copyright or other rights;
  • The author(s) warrant that that they have obtained all necessary written consents for any patient information which is supplied with the Contribution and that the work reported meets Canada's Tri-Council agencies requirements (or equivalent National requirements) on the use of human or animal subjects in research
  • The author(s) warrant that that they have declared or will accurately declare all competing interests to the Publisher through the Comments to the Editor section below;
  • The following statement must be submitted with the manuscript, as a separate supplement file, together with the relevant tick box line below:
    "I [insert full  name] The Corresponding Author of this article contained within the original manuscript which includes any diagrams & photographs within and any related or stand alone film submitted  (the “Contribution”) has the right to grant on behalf of all authors and does grant on behalf of all authors, a licence to the Canadian Acoustical Association / Association Canadienne d'Acoustique and its licencees, to permit this Contribution (if accepted) to be published in Canadian Acoustics / Acoustique Canadienne and to exploit all subsidiary rights."

    Please tick one or more boxes as appropriate:
    [_] I am the sole author of the Contribution.
    [_] I am one author signing on behalf of all co-owners of the Contribution.
    [_] The Contribution has been made in the course of my employment and I am signing as authorised by my employer.
    [_] I am an employee of the Crown acting in the course of my employment

    Author(s) should download the preformated author copyright form, fill it, sign it and return it as a separate Supplement File.

  • Canadian Acoustics is an English-French bilingual journal and abstract and keywords must be provided by the author(s) in both languages. Please make sure to properly fill this meta-information, using the form language selector, while submitting your manuscript to avoid any delay in the editing process. Similarly, authors are invited to provide their full mailing address to receive a free hard-copy of the journal containing their publication.
  • Page charges for colour images are $250/page and can later be paid online. If you require colour printing, kindly indicate this to the editor in the message box below. Please note that images with colour content will appear in colour online regardless of whether you elect to print in colour.
  • Authors who are students at a Canadian academic institution are elligible for the annual Directors' Award and are invited to indicate their academic affiliations in the Comments to the Editor section below. Keyword "student" is required in the text for the system to trigger award registration process.

Author Guidelines


The authors are encouraged to use the available Microsoft™ Word or Latex templates. for regular articles. For articles to be submitted to "Practicioner's Corner", use the Microsoft Word template for Practioner's Corner.

For LaTeX, the encoding used for the different files is UTF-8. The template can be compiled with three options: ``francais" or ``english" for the desired language, ``article" or ``proceeding" depending on the manuscript type and ``preprint" or ``final" depending on stage of publication. During the submission of an article to the journal, the ``article" and ``preprint" options must be used (preview). Later, once the article has been accepted, the ``article" and ``final" options must be used (preview). For Word, the proposed template corresponds to an article in its final formatting, ready for publication (preview). During the submission of an article to the journal, this template must be edited so that the entire text is double spaced and each line numbered (preview).

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.

Practitioner's Corner

The Canadian Acoustics journal encourages authors to submit their high quality case studies to the Practicioner's Corner, as long as the case study is novel, of practical significance and of sufficient scientific/technical depth. Each manuscript will be reviewed by the Canadian Acoustics Editorial Board that will enforce the journal publication policies (original content, non-commercialism, etc.) and the proper use of the simplified submission template. Manuscript length should not exceed five journal pages.

This section contains non-peer reviewed articles.

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.

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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