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Acta Acustica’s topical issue on auditory models follows open science principles

Acta Acustica announces the publication of the first articles in a new topical issue titled Auditory models: from binaural processing to multimodal cognition. The topical issue edited by P. Majdak, R. Baumgartner and M. Lavandier presents a collection of recent advances in research on conceptual and computational auditory models with a particular focus on spatial hearing. The first eight articles are now available, including the keynote article “AMT 1.x: A toolbox for reproducible research in auditory modeling” by Piotr Majdak, Clara Hollomey and Robert Baumgartner. The full topical issue will contain about 15 articles.

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Special issue of Acta Acustica on “Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality” - call for papers

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Special Issue of Acta Acustica on “Aeroacoustics: State of Art and Future Trends” - call for papers

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“Inverse Problems in Acoustics” – new section in Acta Acustica

We are pleased to share the launch of a new section in Acta Acustica called “Inverse Problems in Acoustics”. Dr. Thierry Scotti, Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, Marseille, who you may recognise as Acta Acustica’s Editorial Assistant, will manage the new section as its Associate Editor. The new section will further broaden the scope of Acta Acustica and will sit alongside other sections such as Computational and Numerical Acoustics, Musical Acoustics, Aeroacoustics, Speech, Ultrasonics and so on.

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The fascinating physics behind a banjo’s distinctive voice

Researchers measure and synthesize the musical acoustics of a 5-string banjo

Musical instruments bring delight to players and listeners alike. Creating the voice – or characteristic style and tone – of an instrument is an exquisite balance of physics and craftsmanship. To date, there has been little analysis of the acoustics responsible for different plucked-string instruments’ distinct voices.

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DOAJ Seal awarded to Acta Acustica demonstrating “best practice in open access publishing”

We are pleased to announce that Acta Acustica, among 22 other EDP Sciences’ journals, has recently been awarded the DOAJ Seal which “is awarded to journals that demonstrate best practice in open access publishing”. Only around 10% of journals indexed in the DOAJ are awarded the DOAJ Seal, so it is a gratifying mark of recognition of the excellent work Acta Acustica is doing.

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Video Interview – A Discussion with the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Acta Acustica

Acta Acustica, the official journal of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), completed its first year as a fully open access publication at the end of 2020. We were pleased to learn more about the ethos of the journal in discussion with Univ.-Prof. Dr. techn. Dr. h.c. Manfred Kaltenbacher (Editor-in-Chief) and Prof. Jean Kergomard (Co-Editor in Chief at the time and now Consulting Editor). They kindly took the time to answer some of our questions about publishing in the journal, and the future of Acta Acustica.

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With its first special issue on “Auditory models: from binaural processing to multimodal cognition”, Acta Acustica moves from open access to open science

Acta Acustica, the journal of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), opens its first special issue since its relaunch as an open access journal in January 2020. Editors are seeking submissions on the topic of “Auditory models: from binaural processing to multimodal cognition”. The deadline for submissions is March 2021. Articles will be published as soon as they are available.

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Acta Acustica now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

We are pleased to announce that Acta Acustica, the Journal of the European Acoustics Association, has just been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) where it joins over 12000 other high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. These journals cover all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities. This is a great step forwards for Acta Acustica which became the first acoustics journal of a learned society to transition to open access at the beginning of 2020. Indexation in the DOAJ means Acta Acustica is in compliance with the open access policy of the DOAJ and meets all the strict criteria required for inclusion.

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Acta Acustica and CNRS conclude pure publish open access agreement

Paris, France, 11 May 2020: Acta Acustica and the CNRS (le Centre national de la recherche scientifique) are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a pure publish open access agreement which enables corresponding authors affiliated with selected CNRS laboratories to publish open access in Acta Acustica free of charge. The agreement with the CNRS is the first open access agreement to be concluded on behalf of Acta Acustica.

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