August 2023 JASA Express Letters Cover

The August JASA Express Letters cover features figure 1 of “Basin scale coherence of Kauai-Beacon m-sequence transmissions received at Wake Island and Monterey, CA,” by Kay L. Gemba, Nicholas C. Durofchalk, David R. Dall’Osto, Rex K. Andrew, Paul Leary, Bruce M. Howe, and Kevin B. Smith. The upper panel depicts the ascent network of Kaui-Beacon source and receiver locations, and the lower panel is a ray tracing model that shows propagation from the Kaui-Beacon source (located north of Kauai) to receivers. This article was also featured on our website as an Editor’s Pick!

This month’s issue also included one other Editor’s Pick you don’t want to miss: “Acoustic ducting by shelf water streamers at the New England shelfbreak,” by Jennifer J. Johnson, Ying-Tsong Lin, Arthur E. Newhall, Glen G. Gawarkiewicz, David P. Knobles, Jason D. Chaytor, and William S. Hodgkiss.

Browse the rest of the issue at

Popular Publications Posts – August

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We’re coming to the end of the month, which means it’s time to review popular posts from our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.

Facebook users were quick to click on the post about a book review of Spatial Sound—Principles and Applications, Second Edition. If you would also like to find out more about how this book introduces principles and methods of spatial sound, access the review directly at

Folks over on Instagram really liked this post featuring a figure from “Ventilated acoustic metasurface with low-frequency sound insulation” published in JASA Express Letters. To read more about how this metamaterial could aid in maintaining natural indoor ventilation while effectively insulating against external noise, read the article at

Rounding out the social media highlights, here is an engaging POMA post from LinkedIn. If the figure of the tetrahedral mesh elements for numerical simulation makes you want to learn more about “Coupled simulation of vibration and sound field of Stradivari’s violin,” read the open access article at

If you enjoyed these post highlights, consider liking and following us on all our social media accounts so that you don’t miss any publications news!

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Call for Papers for JASA and JASA Express Letters

As announced in the Editorial in the April 2023 issue of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA), JASA Express Letters is now partnering with JASA for joint Special Issues.

Authors now have the option to select which journal they would like to submit a paper to for a Special Issue. Accepted papers will be published in the next available regular issue of the selected journal and identified as belonging to the Special Issue. After all papers have published for the Special Issue, they will be included in a cross-journal online collection at the JASA and JASA Express Letters websites.

The following are open call for papers for joint Special Issues. Information on current call for papers are always available here: JASA and JASA Express Letters

Verification and Validation of Source and Propagation Models for Underwater Sound
This Special Issue invites papers on the verification (model-model comparison) and validation (model-measurement comparison) of marine sound source and propagation models, as well as papers on metrics for calculating the dose on marine species. …Read More!
Guest Editors: Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa, Michael Ainslie, Michele Halvorsen, Klaus Lucke, Stanley Labak, and Christ de Jong
Deadline: October 2, 2023

Acoustic Cue–Based Perception and Production of Speech by Humans and Machines
This Special Issue invites interdisciplinary submissions on modeling human speech perception and production in difficult and varying conditions, papers that aim at bridging the gap between speech science and engineering by attempting to improve machine-based systems, and especially welcome submissions in the spirit of Stevens’ approach to accounting for and/or integrating articulatory, acoustic, and phonological theory, and studies that address fundamental unsolved issues in human speech processing. …Read More!
Guest Editors: Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, Abeer Alwan, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Ann Bradlow, Jody Kreiman
Deadline: December 31, 2023

Wave phenomena in periodic, near-periodic, and locally resonant systems
This Special Issue presents recent advances on periodic, near-periodic, and locally resonant vibroacoustic systems, covering fundamental aspects of the theory of multiple wave scattering to experimental studies that demonstrate performance and potential applications of the systems. …Read More!
Guest Editors: Vladislav Sorokin, Luke Bennetts, Nicole Kessissoglou, Alex Skvortsov
Deadline: December 31, 2023

Iconicity and Sound Symbolism
This Special Issue aims to advance our understanding of the rich and complex nature of sound symbolism. We invite interdisciplinary contributions that go beyond the investigation of dichotomous phonological categories and embrace sound symbolism as a continuous phenomenon of acoustic and/or articulatory properties in human and non-human communication and their resemblance with all kinds of properties. …Read More!
Guest Editors: Aleksandra Ćwiek, Susanne Fuchs, Jody Kreiman
Deadline: February 1, 2024

Advances in Soundscape: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Research and Practice
This Special Issue invites submissions that focus on the human perception of sounds in built or natural environments, or the impacts that human activities can have on those, and help advancing the field either theoretically or methodologically. …Read More!
Guest Editors: Francesco Aletta, Bhan Lam, Cynthia Tarlao, Tin Oberman, Andrew Mitchell
Deadline: February 29, 2024

Assessing Sediment Heterogeneity on Continental Shelves and Slopes
This Special Issue presents recent advances in experimental measurements, theoretical models, and application of information-based signal processing and machine learning to assess the degree to which seabed heterogeneity can be characterized. …Read More!
Guest Editors: David Knobles, Preston Wilson, Tracianne Neilsen, Ying Tsong Lin
Deadline: April 01, 2024

Climate Change: How the Sound of the Planet Reflects the Health of the Planet
Recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis, this Special Issue invites papers investigating efforts to monitor and mitigate the environmental, economic, and social disruption threatened by an increasingly warm planet. …Read More!
Guest Editors: Megan S. Ballard, Edward J. Walsh, Lauren A. Freeman, Daniel T. Blumstein, Ying Tsong Lin
Deadline: June 30, 2024

July 2023 JASA Express Letters Cover

The July JASA Express Letters cover features figure 3 of “Design and simulation of acoustic vortex wave arrays for long-range underwater communication,” by Mark E. Kelly and Chengzhi Shi. The image depicts amplitude and phase distributions for two different arrays at ranges of 100 and 1000 m.

This month’s issue also includes two Editor’s Picks you don’t want to miss:

And, last but certainly not least, AIP published a new Scilight, “Membraned metasurface blocks noise but not air flow,” about the article, “Ventilated acoustic metasurface with low-frequency sound insulation,” by Yingxin Zhang, Yao Wei Chin, Xiang Yu, Milan Shrestha, Gih-Keong Lau, Boo Cheong Koo, Kun Liu, and Zhenbo Lu.

Browse the rest of the issue at

Popular Publications Posts – July

Welcome to the first monthly roundup of popular publication highlights! The Propagations Blog is delighted to share articles that generated interest on our Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages. In case you missed them, here are two captivating publications that piqued the curiosity of our followers.

One of our most clicked posts on Facebook was about Signal Processing. The featured article proposes a solution for the challenging task of separating overlapping calls and environmental noise in passive acoustic monitoring of complex soundscapes. If you’re intrigued by this topic, give the article a read. You can access it directly at

For the original post, visit the ASA official Facebook page at

Our Instagram followers liked this article published in POMA. The research introduces a Bayes Factor inference processor designed for high-frequency broadband active monostatic sonar in shallow water environments with a vertical aperture.

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popular instagram - julyDive into the details by reading the complete article at

Check out the original post on the ASA official Instagram account at

Last, but not least, a post about a JASA-EL Editor’s pick engaged LinkedIn users.

popular linkedin - augThe paper develops an approach to estimate both water-column and seabed properties by the inversion of ocean acoustic data. Read the entire open access letter at or review the original post on the ASA official LinkedIn profile at

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