Acoustics in Practice


Acoustics in Practice (Acoust. pract.) is an open access electronic journal free to read but with contributions limited to authors from EAA society members.

The journal audience is those practicing in the fields of acoustics, noise and vibration.

Readers and contributors are expected to be practitioners: these include consultants, manufacturers, policy makers and regulators.

The papers will not be peer reviewed, but will be reviewed by an editor.

Upon receipt of a manuscript the paper will be reviewed by a member of the editorial board or a person nominated by the editor in chief who has appropriate expertise. This reviewer will check that

  1. the paper is of appropriate technical content
  2. that the paper is not blatant advertising
  3. suggest minor changes in the use of English for clarity.

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Instructions to authors

All manuscripts shall be submitted electronically as Word files written in (British) English.
The files should be prepared on A4 page format with a single column of text.
Font shall be Times 12 point.

The title page shall include:

  1. The title of the paper
  2. Each author’s name followed by their affiliation. (Family name in full, first name in full and any initials for middle names, with only one affiliation for each author)
  3. PACS code(s)
  4. Abstract (limited to 200 words).

The text of the paper should start on a new page, followed by any acknowledgements, references and appendices.
There is no restriction on the length of the paper, but as a guide it should be between 4 and 10 pages including all illustrations when printed.
Illustrations (tables, graphs, photographs, etc) must be embedded in the text (to provide a reference layout for the publisher). In each case a title must be included with each illustration. All illustrations must be prepared to be suitable for both on-screen reading via web and printing via a downloadable pdf. Files can be submitted as jpeg or gif files and shall be prepared at 300 ppi.
All illustrations (tables, graphs, figures, photographs, etc.) must be submitted in separates files from the text.
References should be listed and numbered in order of appearance ([1], [2] …).

For each submission, the following information must also be provided

  1. An email address and telephone number for each author
  2. A statement that the authors own the copyright to the paper and that publication of the paper by the EAA will not contravene any copyright laws in any country

When ready, send your contribution to: eaa /at/ euracoustics /dot/ org


Examples of topics discussed in Acoustics in Practice are:

  • Environmental Noise
    • Policy and Standards
    • Road Traffic
    • Railways
    • Aircraft
    • Power (Renewables and Conventional)
    • Leisure (Sport and Music)
    • Construction Noise and Vibration
    • Sound propagation
    • Noise control including barriers
  • Building and Architectural acoustics
    • Standards
    • Education building
    • Auditoria and performance spaces
    • Commercial
    • Residential
    • Sports facilities
    • Building services
  • Industrial Noise and Vibration
    • Noise control
    • Vibration control
    • Active control of noise and vibration
  • Underwater Noise
  • Soundscapes
  • Musical Acoustics
  • Medical Acoustics