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Editorial Office :
Acoustics and Vibration Unit,
ACT 2600
Tel +61 2 6268 8241
Fax +61 2 6268 8276
Business Office:
PO Box 579,
NSW 2230,
Tel +61 2 9528 4362,
Fax +61 2 9523 9637

Acoustics Australia is published three times per year and includes:


Rates for 2001:

Overseas - airmail

New Subscriptions 20% Discount
Extra copies 20% Discount
Agents rates are discounted.

Note: Australian rates include GST.

Leigh Wallbank, Business Manager
PO Box 579,
NSW 2230,
Tel +61 2 9528 4362 Fax +61 2 9523 9637


Advertising Rates for 2001:

B & W Non-members Sus. Members
1/1 Page $605.00 $550.00
1/2 $396.00 $357.50
1/3 $302.50 $275.00
1/4 $285.50 $242.00

Spot Colour: $110 per colour.
Prepared insert: $275 (additional postage may apply)
Column rate: $19.80 per cm (1/3 p 5.5cm width)
All rates include GST

Discounted rates for 3 consecutive ads in advance.
Special rates available for 4-colour printing.

All enquiries to::
Leigh Wallbank, Business Manager
PO Box 579,
NSW 2230,
Tel +61 2 9528 4362 Fax +61 2 9523 9637

Information for Authors


Acoustics Australia is the journal of the Australian Acoustical Society. It publishes general technical articles in all areas of acoustics of interest to members of the Society, together with relevant news and views. Review papers, covering particular fields of acoustics and addressed to a non-specialist acoustics readership, as well as papers of a “tutorial” nature dealing with important acoustical principles or techniques are most welcome. Acoustics Australia does not aim to be a primary scientific journal, and therefore does not normally publish primary research papers, with the exception of those that apply specifically to Australia.

Submission of an article carries the implication that it has not been published in the same form elsewhere, and is not currently under consideration by another publication. Upon acceptance, authors will be asked to transfer copyright to Acoustics Australia (to enable us to deal easily with requests for reprint permissions) but the author will retain rights to use the material freely.

Articles should generally not exceed five journal pages in length. This implies a maximum of about 5000 words, with each normal single-column diagram being counted as 300 words, and pro-rata for diagrams of other shapes. Authors submitting longer articles may be asked to bear the extra publication costs involved. Shorter “Technical Notes”, not exceeding one journal page in length, are also welcome. All articles will be submitted to independent review before being accepted for publication.

Three copies of text and diagrams, together with originals of all drawings if they are not in digital form, should be submitted to the Editor. The drawings must be of publication quality and lettering must be of such a size that it will be no less than 2 mm high when the figure is reduced to single-column size (width 85 mm). The equivalent of either Times Roman or Helvetica type may be used in diagram lettering. Half-tone photographs of good quality may also be included. If possible, diagrams and photographs should be submitted in digital form as Encapsulated Postscript (.EPS) files. (For other formats, please consult the Editors.) PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ILLUSTRATIONS AS SEPARATE FILES --- DO NOT INTEGRATE THEM WITH THE TEXT.

In order to speed production processes and save costs, authors will be requested to supply final versions of their papers, including such changes as may be agreed following review, in computer-readable form using a standard wordprocessing program. Microsoft WORD6 is preferred but LaTeX is acceptable for mathematically complex papers; consult the Editors about other programs. Simple unformatted ASCII text is acceptable if no mathematical expressions are involved. PLEASE DO NOT FORMAT YOUR ARTICLE TO MATCH THE JOURNAL LAYOUT --- THIS WILL BE DONE BY THE PRINTER. It would assist if Times Roman typeface in 10 or 12-point size is used. Disks compatible with either Macintosh or DOS (IBM) operating systems are acceptable.

Particular care should be taken if the paper includes mathematics. Mathematical symbols should be in italic type, as produced by the equation editor of whatever package is used. In the case of large displayed equations, the author should check that these will fit within the standard column width (85 mm) when the article is formatted using 10-point Times New Roman type.

The paper should commence with a short abstract, around 100 words, suitable for inclusion in standard INSPEC abstracting journals, and its main body should be organised with numbered headings in capital letters (and subheadings, in capitals and lower case, where necessary).

References must be formatted according to the Journal’s conventions. The tag for a reference is a number enclosed in square brackets [2]. The reference itself is then formatted using the appropriate style indicated below.

  1. A.N. Author and A. Coauthor, “Title of the journal article” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 56, 1134-1143 (1987)
  2. A.N. Author, Title of a Published Book Wiley, New York (1987) pp. 345-350
  3. A.N. Author, “Title of a book chapter” in Title of Published Book ed. A.N. Editor, Oxford University Press, New York (1981) pp. 45-55

Unless you have been advised otherwise, please submit all material for publication to:

Editorial Address:

The Editor, Acoustics Australia TEL: (02) 6268 8241
Acoustics and Vibration Unit FAX: (02) 6268 8276
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