Exciting News: Transition to Online Access for Canadian Acoustics Journal


Dear Members of the CAA and Readers of Canadian Acoustics Journal,

As we continue to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of scholarly publishing, I am pleased to share some important updates regarding the future of Canadian Acoustics, that you probably already read is the latest issue of Canadian Acoustics:

During our last October 2023 AGM, a pivotal decision was made regarding the distribution of our journal. Moving forward, Canadian Acoustics will predominantly be available online, marking a significant shift from our traditional hardcopy distribution method. Hardcopy subscriptions will remain available through a premium subscription option for those who prefer this format.

For those curious about the rationale behind this decision and the numerous benefits it offers, I encourage you to peruse the December 2023 editorial, where I delve deeper into this transition. And we are not the only ones in our academic community to undertake such a move: our colleagues from the venerable Acoustical Society of America have announced their plans to cease altogether printing issues of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) in January 2025, transitioning it to a fully-online publication.

All memberships in the Canadian Acoustical Association and subscriptions to Canadian Acoustics have been seamlessly transitioned to an "electronic only" format following the December 2023 issue. This means that each journal issue will be conveniently delivered directly to your e-mail inbox as a fully "web responsive" HTML document (next one shall be the March 2024 issue that is on hold to feature the proceedings of the joint ASA/AWC2024 conference). CAA members and subscribers will enjoy exclusive access to all published articles, with articles becoming open access to all readership 12 months after their initial publication.

Acknowledging that this transition represents a significant departure from our longstanding tradition of mailing hardcopies for over 51 years, we are eager to hear your feedback and accommodate any special requests you may have. In closing, I extend my gratitude for your unwavering support and enthusiasm as we embrace this exciting new chapter for Canadian Acoustics. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.