We have discovered extraordinary interest in the proceedings of our meetings. For example, the papers from the Budapest meeting have been downloaded over 120,000 times since publication in late 2016 and the proceedings from the Dublin meeting are being downloaded at a similar rate. Thus, it is apparent that publication of proceedings from our meetings is a central part of communication of the work from the meetings, and that the proceedings are having exceptional impact.
Based on these data and the expectation of our funders that the material from the 2019 meeting will get equal attention, we have decided to follow the approach taken at both the Cork and Budapest meetings where every presentation (oral or poster) appeared in the proceedings. Similarly, every presentation in Den Haag will need to be published.
We recognize that many of our colleagues do not wish to publish research in a non-refereed journal. Thus, we are excited to offer two “tracks” for publication. We have partnered with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) (one of our long-time meeting sponsors) for publication. Authors can choose to submit to either Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) or The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA). Both POMA and JASA articles will be open access and free of charge to the authors. All articles (POMA and JASA) will be published online as soon as they are ready (i.e., no slow paper will hold up publication of any others).
POMA will have a special issue for this meeting. See the volume of the AN2016 conference here: https://asa.scitation.org/toc/pma/27/1?expanded=27. These are short, editor-reviewed articles suitable for short papers, short reviews, and preliminary data. These manuscripts will go through the normal, brief, POMA review which is more stylistic than scientific.
JASA will have a special issue on “The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life” suitable for work ready for full publication, longer reviews, etc. Manuscripts will be fully peer-reviewed as per JASA guidelines. This special issue will be open to the wider JASA community and therefore also include papers outside of the AN2019 conference.
Manuscripts that don’t pass the peer-review of JASA will need to be revised to fit POMA guidelines and submitted there. Outstanding manuscripts submitted to POMA may be recommended for publication as a full paper in JASA by the POMA editors—in agreement with the authors.
Both POMA and JASA special issues will open for manuscript submission prior to AN2019 (i.e., around June 2019) and close on 1 November 2019. Further instructions and guidelines will be provided in due course.