Did you know that by attending and presenting at ASA meetings, you unlock different publishing benefits? If you’ll be attending the 184th ASA Meeting in Chicago, Illinois 8–12 May 2023, be sure to take advantage of these benefits and opportunities!

Everybody attending the 184th ASA meeting is welcome to check out a special workshop: Providing and Responding to Constructive Reviews. Although everyone receives reviews when publishing scientific work, criticism can be challenging to accept and respond to. Providing constructive criticism can sometimes be as tricky as accepting it. This workshop is intended for writers and reviewers alike and will be held on Wednesday, 10 May, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Using provided examples of scientific writing submissions and reviews, participants will practice writing and responding to reviews. Experienced authors, reviewers, and editors, including James Lynch, Editor in Chief of ASA, will provide assistance and insight.

For those presenting at the meeting, one the primary benefits is that you can publish in ASA’s Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA). POMA manuscripts are reviewed from the standpoints of clarity and correctness by an Associate Editor and are published online shortly after being accepted. In case you didn’t know…

  • it’s free to submit but you must present at the meeting.
  • there is no submission deadline!
  • POMA has Word and LaTeX manuscript templates.
  • published papers are indexed in scholarly venues and highlighted on social media.

By the way, since there is no deadline for POMA, papers from any prior ASA meeting or from designated cosponsored conferences are still eligible for submission!

Bonus benefit: Special session organizers at ASA meetings can submit summaries of sessions! These POMA articles provide a written, archived record of important sessions that honor colleagues, provide historical perspectives, and detail research advances in technical specialties and new topics.

Visit http://asa.scitation.org/pma/authors/manuscript for additional information, including recent changes to the manuscript preparation/submission process.

Plus, POMA holds a society-wide student paper competition! Not only will the student winners receive $300 USD, but their articles will also be noted on the POMA cover and promoted in email and social media campaigns! The submission deadline for the Chicago meeting is 11 June 2023. Find out more about the competition, including qualifications and how to enter here: http://acousticalsociety.org/chicago-2023.

Last, but certainly not least, meeting presenters can contribute to the ASA Lay Language Paper (LLP) program to share acoustics news with science reporters and journalists. LLPs are short summaries of presentations which are on the ASA online news site acoustics.org. Check out this style guide to learn how to write and submit your LLP: https://acoustics.org/lay-language-papers/lay-language-paper-style-guide/

We hope to see you in Chicago! For those of you who can’t attend in person, be sure to follow us on social media for meeting highlights!


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