[MARMAM] Final Announcement: JASA special issue on Methods for Marine Mammal Passive Acoustics

sara.heimlich sara.heimlich at noaa.gov
Mon Jun 18 11:06:39 PDT 2012


Dear Colleagues.

This is a reminder that the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 
intends to publish a special issue on Methods for Marine Mammal Passive 
Acoustics, and that *papers intended for the special issue should be 
submitted by midnight (PST)  June 30, 2012.* The intent is that all 
papers accepted on or before October 1, 2012, will be passed on to the 
production department for publication.

Given that a sufficiently large number of papers are accepted, these 
papers will appear as a group in a separate publication which will be 
the second part of a regular issue. Examples of such special issues may 
be found in the Part Two's of the January 2002, March 2005, September 
2008, and November 2011 issues.

*Authors are instructed to send an e-mail to the Guest Editor, David K. 
Mellinger (david.k.mellinger at noaa.gov 
<mailto:david.k.mellinger at noaa.gov>) informing him of their submission. 
Please also copy it to me (sara.heimlich at oregonstate.edu 
<mailto:sara.heimlich at oregonstate.edu>**), as I will be working with 
Dave on the production of this Special Issue.*

Sincerely,

Sara Heimlich




General Topic

The use of passive acoustics has been successful over the last several 
decades in advancing the study of marine mammals in their natural 
environment. Because marine passive acoustic data are typically 
collected for months to years at a time, automated techniques for 
detection, classification, and localization are crucial for data 
analysis. Such techniques have advanced rapidly in quantity and quality 
in the last few years. Concurrently, passive acoustic monitoring has 
also incorporated techniques for population density estimation, which is 
now a rapidly growing field.

Papers are encouraged that describe new techniques or report on 
developments in previously-existing approaches, and which detail the 
advantages and drawbacks of the described methods. Papers that offer 
singular insight from different research and academic fields including 
biology, physiology, acoustics, oceanography, signal processing, 
mathematics, electronics, and computer science are also invited. 
However, prospective authors should note that papers published in JASA 
must fulfill the requirement that the content be "truly acoustics," 
rather than merely applicable to acoustics.


How to Submit Papers

Papers should be submitted in the usual manner for JASA via the Peer 
X-Press site. Go to the site

http://asadl.org/jasa/

and click on the item "Submit to Journal."

When you submit a paper via the online submission process, you will fill 
out an outline form that is the same for all papers that are submitted. 
However, the form will include a new feature in the portion of the form 
that has a tab for "Keywords and PACS-43 Index Terms." There will be a 
drop-down list at the bottom of the page that is labelled as "Special 
Issues." All special issues currently in progress will be listed in this 
drop-down list. The special issue you should select is MMA (for Methods 
for Marine Mammal Passive Acoustics).

To make doubly certain that your paper will be grouped with others 
intended for the special issue, you should upload a cover letter that 
identifies the paper as intended for the special issue on Methods for 
Marine Mammal Passive Acoustics. A footnote with such an identification 
should also appear on the title page of the manuscript. Authors should 
also send an e-mail to the Guest Editor, David K. Mellinger 
(david.k.mellinger at noaa.gov <mailto:david.k.mellinger at noaa.gov>) 
informing him of the submission. The editor reserves the right of 
deciding whether the topic of the submission is appropriate for the 
special issue, but all submitted papers will be considered for 
publication in the Journal.

Peer-review and editorial decisions of submitted articles will be 
handled with the usual processes, but those accepted for the special 
issue will be be grouped together for the publication in the special issue.

Deadlines and Relevant Dates

Papers intended for the special issue should be submitted before June 
30, 2012. The intent is that all papers accepted on or before October 1, 
2012, will be passed on to the production department for publication as 
a special issue. It is recognized that the progression of submitted 
manuscripts through the JASA Peer X-Press system takes a variable amount 
of time, sometimes as long as a year, although 3 months is the desired 
objective. If a manuscript is not fully accepted before November 1, 
2012, it is unlikely that it will be possible to include it in the 
special issue. It is highly unlikely that any manuscript submitted after 
June 30 will be accepted sufficiently rapidly to be included. The best 
strategy, if one desires a manuscript to be included, is to submit it as 
soon as possible. Papers accepted after the deadline will be published 
in the Journal, but not in the special issue.


Introductory Editorial

A brief editorial introducing the topic and the papers will be written 
by the Guest Editor David K. Mellinger in collaboration with the authors 
of the accepted papers.

-- 
Sara Heimlich
CIMRS/OSU
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Newport, OR. 97365
(541) 867-0328 office
(541) 961-1737 cell

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