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Journal Author Guidelines
JAES Publication Policy
The AES Journal seeks original unpublished research papers and engineering reports of archive quality on subjects related to the audio domain. All submissions will go through a peer review process to check their suitability for JAES. Manuscripts should describe original work unpublished elsewhere and not being considered for publication elsewhere.
Technical articles should be informative and well organized. They should cite original work or review previous work, giving proper credit. Results of actual experiments or research should be included. The Journal cannot accept unsubstantiated or commercial statements.
Authors should submit a full-page double-spaced PDF including illustrations and a figure captions list for review to the online submission and peer-review system. After papers have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, authors are required to use either the JAES MS Word or LaTeX template to prepare their final manuscripts.
Manuscripts are reviewed anonymously by members of the review board. After the reviewers' analysis and recommendation to the editors, the author is advised of either acceptance or rejection. On the basis of the reviewers' comments, the editor may request that the author make certain revisions which will allow the paper to be accepted for publication.
No charge up to 8 pages; pp. 9-12, $50 per page; p. 13 and above, $100 per page.
The author may obtain the copyright of the article by paying a specific open-access fee. The policy is explained in detail on our Open Access website.
For a fee of $500 per article (above the normal page fee), authors can choose to include color graphics files in articles published in the printed Journal.
Non-native English Speakers
Non-native English speakers and international authors who would like assistance with their writing before submission can use the English editing service of American Journal Experts at www.JournalExperts.com?rcode=AES1.
Units and Symbols
Metric units according to the System of International Units (SI) should be used. For more details see "Metric Review" (with updated references) by G. Franklin Montgomery and J. G. McKnight, "Quantities, Units, Letter Symbols, and Abbreviations." We have also compiled a list of frequently used SI units and their symbols.
An informative and self-contained abstract of about 60 words must be provided. The manuscript should develop the main point, beginning with an introduction and ending with a summary or conclusion. Illustrations must have informative captions and must be referred to in the text.
References should be cited numerically in brackets in order of appearance in the text. Footnotes should be avoided, when possible, by making parenthetical remarks in the text. Mathematical symbols, abbreviations, acronyms, etc., which may not be familiar to readers must be spelled out or defined the first time they are cited in the text. Subheads are appropriate and should be inserted where necessary. Paragraph division numbers should be of the form 0 (only for introduction), 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, 2, 2.1, 2.1.1, etc. References should be listed on a manuscript page at the end of the text in order of appearance. References to periodicals should include the authors' names, title of article, periodical title, volume, page numbers, year and month of publication. Book references should contain the names of the authors, title of book, edition (if other than first), name and location of publisher, publication year, and page numbers. References to AES convention preprints should be replaced with Journal publication citations if appropriately related Journal papers have been published.
For the initial submission, illustrations should be incorporated in the same PDF as the manuscript, along with their captions, at a sufficiently high resolution for review purposes.
For the final submission photographic and bitmapped images should be submitted as separate JPEG or compressed TIFF files with a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Line drawings can be submitted either in bitmapped form as >=300 dpi compressed TIFF files or as vector artwork in EPS files. The figure number should be clearly indicated in the file name. The size of illustrations when printed in the Journal is usually 82 mm (3.25 inches) wide, although 170 mm (6.75 inches) wide can be used if required. Text labels on illustrations must be large enough so that the smallest letters are at least 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) high when the image is reduced to one of the above widths. If possible, text labels on all original illustrations should be scaled so that they will be the same size when reduced for reproduction in the Journal. Figure captions should either be inserted on a separate page of the main manuscript, following the references, or uploaded as a separate file. Captions should be concise.
Convention & Conference Papers
If you are going to submit a paper for presentation at a convention or conference then you should read these guidelines.
AES convention or conference papers will not normally be considered for Journal publication in unmodified form. It is the Editor's current policy that such manuscripts should be updated and/or extended to include a full review of existing work with complete references, including one to the original event's paper, as well as sufficient additional detail and argumentation to make the work suitable for peer-reviewed journal publication. Authors wishing such manuscripts to be considered for Journal review should submit them in the aforementioned revised form via the online submission system.