JASA Call for Papers for a ”Special Issue on Soundscape and its Applications”

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) is seeking papers for a ”Special Issue on Soundscape and its Applications.”

Deadline: January 15, 2012

[Quoted from the call]

The general topic of soundscape is recognized as one that has consistently generated new and innovative ways of thinking about noise control and if [sic] the interaction between sound and people. It has a significant practical relevance, in terms of policies, as well as in the planning and design of new living areas or in reshaping existing areas.

Topics of interest include whatever is involved in the developments of soundscapes:

  • Economics
  • Noise-policy standards
  • Combined effects
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Perceptual and physical parameters (such as the characteristics of sounds and survey site selection)
  • Multi-sectoral environmental health impact assessment
  • Development of environmental zoning
  • Citizen involvement
  • Preservation of quiet areas

Papers are encouraged that address ”sensitive areas” and which offer new insights into the existing annoyance data and new integrative research strategies for the design of ”supportive environments.”

Please download the PDF for instructions on How to Submit Papers, Deadlines and Relevant Dates, publication guidelines, and Contact for the Guest Editors, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp and Jian Kang. [NB: the JASA submission link in this document for the Peer X-Press site http://asa.aip.org/jasa.html currently redirects to the ASA main page.] Download the Call for Papers (PDF) from http://scitation.aip.org/journals/doc/ASALIB-home/corp/pdf/jasa/sca.pdf