Acoustics Research Letters Online (ARLO)
On July 1, 2000 the Acoustical Society of America will launch its second
archival journal, Acoustics Research Letters Online (ARLO), the
international electronic letters journal of acoustics. For the prior 15
months ARLO appeared in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,
JASA (print and online), as part of the initial testing period. ARLO
introduces several advances that promise to be a model for all publishers
of scientific research. In particular, ARLO offers authors rapid peer
review and publication of their letter-sized submissions (in as little as
one month) with its unique Manuscript Management System (MMS),
co-developed with the American Institute of Physics (which calls the
system Sci-Edit). Authors are also invited to submit multimedia content,
which is reviewed and archived, as well as color figures when appropriate.
Readers of ARLO have a special benefit as well: ARLO is free to
individual readers possessing Netscape or Internet Explorer browsers,
guaranteeing maximum worldwide dissemination of authors’ research results.
Authors pay a manuscript fee, and libraries are asked to pay a nominal
subscription fee to support the editorial process, as well as archiving,
linking, search functions, and security, which are provided by our
publisher, the American Institute of Physics.
Readers, authors, reviewers, and associate editors (who are drawn largely
from the JASA editorial staff) enter the ARLO system at:
http://asa.aip.org/arlo The Editor of ARLO and the Manuscript Manager can
be contacted through this site to assist all who are involved in the
publication process. The site will be up and working by July 1.
Robert Apfel, Editor of ARLO
Robert E. Apfel
Robert Higgin Professor of Mechanical Engineering