This page summarizes the topics discussed at recent meetings of the Committee on Publication Policy.

Fall 2016 Meeting (Honolulu):

  • Proposed revisions to appeals and resubmission policies.
  • Page count estimates and related problems with avoidance of page charges.
  • AIPP presentation on open access (OA) and various publication models: Consensus is that OA substantially boosts article downloads, but impact on citations is a relatively small increase at best.
  • AIPP has been working on the migration to the new Scitation platform for the past 8 months. The new platform will go live in mid-December.
  • POMA publication charges for co-sponsored meetings.
Spring 2017 Meeting (Boston):

  • AIPP provided a presentation on their zero-cite analysis and marketing initiatives. (About 20% of JASA articles receive no citations. If these articles were removed, the JASA impact factor would be 1.916.)
  • Updates provided on POMA, JASA EL, and Acoustics Today.
  • Transition to the new Scitation platform.
  • Impact on JASA of emerging U.S. government policies on access to public research.
  • Creation of new PP web page.

Fall 2017 Meeting (New Orleans):

  • PP web page has been upgraded to include ASA member suggestions for meeting topics.
  • JASA performance metrics and public relations activities.
  • Self-plagiarism and manuscript similarity checker.
  • Conflicts of interest with AEs/reviewers.

Spring 2018 Meeting (Minneapolis):

  • Publication Policy Committee web page.
  • Update on the ASA journals and AIP Publishing initiatives.
  • AIP Media Services.
  • Impact factor calculation and normalization.

Fall 2018 Meeting (Victoria, Canada):

  • Update on the ASA journals and AIP Publishing initiatives.
  • Do we need JASA Letters to the Editor given that we have JASA Express Letters?
  • What is considered as a previous publication, which cannot be submitted to JASA?
  • Updating the ASA Ethical Principles page.
  • Withdrawn or not presented papers at ASA meetings were published in POMA.
  • Reconsidering the previous PP Committee recommendation: “The Committee recommended removing the current EL limitation of 15 references.”
  • Procedures when coauthors are added or dropped from a manuscript after the initial submission.

Spring 2019 Meeting (Louisville, KY):

  • Update on the new Ethical Principles of the ASA.
  • Withdrawn or not presented papers at ASA meetings should not be published in POMA.
  • What actions should be taken when plagiarism and text recycling are found in manuscripts?
  • Do we need two versions of a manuscript when submitting to JASA?