Noise Mapping

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New Journal !

Noise Mapping

DE GRUYTER OPEN

Emerging Science

Open Access

Special issue on Recent Advances on Soundscape Research 
Guest Editor
Luis Bento Coelho
Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal


Special issue on Environmental noise aspects in EU funded projects
Guest Editor
Gaetano Licitra
Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region, Department of Lucca Province and Physics Department, University of Pisa, Italy


The journal aims to promote and disseminate knowledge on noise mapping through the publication of high quality peer-reviewed papers focusing on the following aspects:

  • noise mapping and noise action plans: case studies;
  • models and algorithms for source characterization and outdoor sound propagation: proposals, applications, comparisons, round robin tests;
  • local, national and international policies and good practices for noise mapping, planning, management and control;
  • evaluation of noise mitigation actions;
  • evaluation of environmental noise exposure;
  • actions and communications to increase public awareness of environmental noise issues;
  • outdoor soundscape studies and mapping;
  • classification, evaluation and preservation of quiet areas.

Papers concerning noise mapping of emissions from the following sources are welcome for publication:

  • roads;
  • railways;
  • airports and aircrafts;
  • harbours and ships;
  • industrial plants;
  • leisure and night-life activities;
  • urban areas;
  • natural sound sources.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read
The goal of the journal is to be the first and main publishing option for authors writing on noise mapping and related topics, and a hub integrating the relevant research community in the field of environmental noise and soundscape studies. Potential readers are scientists, practitioners and public bodies representatives (for example environmental protection agencies) carrying out research and/or interested in environmental noise mapping, planning and control issues.

Why submit
Ever since its inception, Noise Mapping has been offering fast and comprehensive peer-review, while featuring prominent researchers among its Advisory Board. As a result, the journal is set to acquire a growing reputation as the main publication in the field of noise mapping, thus leading to a significant Impact Factor. Moreover, until 30th June 2016, open access publication fees are to be waived for all authors.

DE GRUYTER OPEN
Emerging Science
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Journal

Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor of this journal via http://www.editorialmanager.com/noise.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

  • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
  • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
  • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
  • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
  • be delivered in electronic format.

The journal publishes:

  • Research Articles
  • Communications and Rapid Communications
  • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
  • Commentaries
  • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

Formatting Requirements
Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.
Text files can be submitted in the following formats:

  • TeX, LaTeX (strongly recommended) - download a template file (Windows); a template file (Linux)
  • standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
  • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
  • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in Noise Mapping, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

The letter should contain all important details such as: 

  • your full name (submitted by) 
  • full title of article and short title
  • full list of authors with affiliations
  • e-mail of the corresponding author
  • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
  • number of attached files, if there is more than one
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion.  For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

Open Access License
Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

Noise Mapping is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC
  • DOAJ
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
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  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Journal Editor
Francesco Asdrubali, University of Perugia, Italy

Editorial Advisory Board
César Asensio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Luis Bento Coelho, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Lex Brown, Griffith University, Australia
Jian Kang, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Eoin A. King, University of Hartford, USA
Fabienne Anfosso Ledee, IFSTTAR (French institute of science and technology for transport, spatial planning, development and networks), France
Gaetano Licitra, University of Pisa​, Italy
Luigi Maffei, Second University of Naples, Italy
Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Enrique Suárez, Southern University of Chile, Chile
Konstantinos Vogiatzis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Jean Marc Wunderli, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Kohei Yamamoto, Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research, Japan
Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brasil
Bin Zhang, State Environmental Protection Engineering Center for Noise and Vibration Control, China

Assistant Editors
Francesco D'Alessandro, University of Perugia, Italy
Samuele Schiavoni, University of Perugia, Italy

Language Editors
Zhao Ellen Peng, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Publisher
DE GRUYTER OPEN
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

Editorial Contact
Francesco Asdrubali
noise.editorial@degruyteropen.com

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