Academic Editor: Peter K. McGregor, Cornwall College Newquay, UK
Managing Editor: Richard Ranft, The British Library Sound Archive, London, UK
American Editor: A. G. Horn, Dalhousie University, Canada
M. A Bee, University of Minnesota, USA
C. W. Clark Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, USA
T. Dabelsteen University of Copenhagen, Denmark
H. C. Gerhardt University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
M. J. Littlejohn University of Melbourne, Australia
K. McComb University of Sussex, UK
R. D Magrath Australian National University, Australia
A. Michelsen Odense University, Denmark
E. H. Miller Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
G. Pavan University of Pavia, Italy
A. N. Popper, University of Maryland, USA
J. D. Pye London, UK
J. Sueur Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, France
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The Bioacoustics journal impact factor for 2010 is 1.619. The 5-year, 2006-2010, average impact factor is 1.521. The impact factor for 2011 is 0.895. The 5-year, 2007-2011, average impact factor is 1.490 (source: Journal of Citation Reports published by Thomson Scientific).
The Bioacoustics journal primarily publishes reports of original research and review articles on animal sound communication.
The journal occasionally includes reports and abstracts or full papers from conferences, in particular those organised by the International Bioacoustics Council (IBAC), as follows:
|11th IBAC Symposium. Cambridge, UK, 14-17 September 1989||Bioacoustics 2(2): 163-170|
|12th IBAC Symposium. Osnabrück, Germany, 5-8 September 1991||Bioacoustics 4(1): 59-75|
|13th IBAC Symposium, Møls, Denmark, 7-10 April 1994||Bioacoustics 6(1): 69-82|
|Society for Experimental Biology Biological Acoustics conference. St Andrews, UK, 3 April 1995||Bioacoustics 6(3): 215-220|
|14th IBAC Symposium. Potsdam, Germany, 19-22 October 1995,||Bioacoustics 6(4): 297-324|
|Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Cetacean acoustics workshop. Florida, USA, 1996||Bioacoustics 8 (1-2): 1-182|
|15th IBAC Symposium. Pavia ,Italy, 24-26 October 1996||Bioacoustics 8(3-4): 249-279|
|16th IBAC Symposium.Texas, USA, 14-18 October 1997||Bioacoustics 9(2): 149-163|
|Institute of Acoustics Symposium, Underwater bio-sonar systems and bioacoustics. Loughborough, UK, 16-17 December 1997||Bioacoustics 9(3): 213-235|
|Fish Bioacoustics: Sensory Biology, Behavior and Practical Applications. May 30-June 2 2001, Illinois, USA||Bioacoustics 12(2-3):97-341|
|17th IBAC Symposium. Chartres, France, 6-11 April 1999||Bioacoustics 13(1): 77-102|
|18th IBAC Symposium. Cogne , Italy, 3-6 September 2001||Bioacoustics 13(2): 175-207|
|International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life. Nyborg, Denmark, August 13-17, 2007||Bioacoustics 17(1-3): 1-350|
|21st IBAC Congress. Pavia, Italy, 15-18 September 2007||Bioacoustics 20(3):215-368|
|22nd IBAC Conference. Lisbon, Portugal, 14-18 September 2009||Bioacoustics 21(1): 3-85|
While academic papers form the bulk of the journal, from time to time we publish items which are intended to be of interest to the bioacoustics community in a somewhat broader sense than research papers. These sections are briefly described below. If you would like to comment on these developments or to suggest contributors, please email the Editor.
Reviews The journal regularly publishes articles and news on techniques and equipment for bioacoustics recording and analysis, reviews of bioacoustics books, CDs and other audio publications, and news of bioacoustics conferences.
Recent Bioacoustic Publications The journal has a tradition of publishing lists of recent publications in the field of bioacoustics. These lists were compiled by Poul Hansen of The Natural History Museum, Århus, Denmark. References from 1993-2006 are available online on this site, divided into taxonomic or topic groupings as well as in a combined list.
Personal Perspectives Although bioacoustics is a relatively young discipline, we have a number of senior investigators who have seen, and in many cases been responsible for, rapid changes in the field. This section of the journal allows such individuals pretty much free reign to reminisce, advise on future directions and strategies, and comment on current trends and fashions. William N. Tavolga contributed the first such section in Vol. 6 No. 4, followed by Arthur Myrberg (Vol. 7 No. 2), David Pye (Vol. 7 No. 3) and Murray Littlejohn (Vol. 9 No 1).
Bioacoustics Research Groups This section is designed to identify active labs around the world so that the rest of the bioacoustics community can discover what they are doing and who is based in the group. The Centre for Sound Communication in Denmark is featured in Vol. 6 No 4, the bioacoustics research group at the University of Maryland featured in Vol. 7 No 1, and The Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics in vol 8 Nos 3-4.
News from the Collections An opportunity for major sound archives to inform the bioacoustics community of their role, interesting new facilities, "wish lists" of species requiring recording, etc. A report from the Humboldt University Animal Sound Archive (Berlin) appeared in Vol. 6 No 4, the Wildlife Section of the British Library Sound Archive in Vol 7 No 4, and The Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics in vol 8 Nos 3-4.
Noticeboard Somewhat similar to News from the Collections, but concentrating on announcements of conferences and of products and services, for example tape recorders, microphones, spectrum analysers and tape recorder servicing. The section first appeared in Vol. 7.
Techniques Articles Similar in style to articles we have run in the past, such as that on ultrasound by David Pye (1992, Vol. 4, pp. 77-88).
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