The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Publisher: Acoustical Society of America; American Institute of Physics. Online Journal Publishing Service, Acoustical Society of America

Journal description

Current impact factor: 1.56

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 1.555
2012 Impact Factor 1.646
2011 Impact Factor 1.55
2010 Impact Factor 1.644
2009 Impact Factor 1.523
2008 Impact Factor 1.717
2007 Impact Factor 1.587
2006 Impact Factor 1.433
2005 Impact Factor 1.677
2004 Impact Factor 1.482
2003 Impact Factor 1.398
2002 Impact Factor 1.31
2001 Impact Factor 1.44
2000 Impact Factor 1.366
1999 Impact Factor 1.352
1998 Impact Factor 1.213
1997 Impact Factor 1.166
1996 Impact Factor 1.28
1995 Impact Factor 1.125
1994 Impact Factor 1.273
1993 Impact Factor 1.126
1992 Impact Factor 1.186

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.92
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.25
Eigenfactor 0.04
Article influence 0.58
Other titles Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Online), The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
ISSN 1520-8524
OCLC 38873939
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Acoustical Society of America

  • Pre-print
    • Archiving status unclear
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 6 months for JASA
  • Conditions
    • On author's institutional website, governmental websites, as required by authors institution or funder
    • Authors version only on free E-print servers
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Publisher's version/PDF may be used on authors own or employers website only
    • Must link to publisher abstract
    • Set statements to accompany pre-print and post-print deposit
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Estimates of particle size distributions (PSDs) in solid-in-liquid suspensions can be made on the basis of measurements of ultrasonic wave attenuation combined with a mathematical propagation model, which typically requires seven physical parameters to describe each phase of the mixture. The estimation process is insensitive to all of these except the density of the solid particles, which may not be known or difficult to measure. This paper proposes that an unknown density value is incorporated into the sizing computation as a free variable. It is shown that this leads to an accurate estimate of PSD, as well as the unknown density.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 08/2015; 138(2):1023-1029. DOI:10.1121/1.4927694
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    ABSTRACT: Consonant-identification ability was examined in normal-hearing (NH) and hearing-impaired (HI) listeners in the presence of steady-state and 10-Hz square-wave interrupted speech-shaped noise. The Hilbert transform was used to process speech stimuli (16 consonants in a-C-a syllables) to present envelope cues, temporal fine-structure (TFS) cues, or envelope cues recovered from TFS speech. The performance of the HI listeners was inferior to that of the NH listeners both in terms of lower levels of performance in the baseline condition and in the need for higher signal-to-noise ratio to yield a given level of performance. For NH listeners, scores were higher in interrupted noise than in steady-state noise for all speech types (indicating substantial masking release). For HI listeners, masking release was typically observed for TFS and recovered-envelope speech but not for unprocessed and envelope speech. For both groups of listeners, TFS and recovered-envelope speech yielded similar levels of performance and consonant confusion patterns. The masking release observed for TFS and recovered-envelope speech may be related to level effects associated with the manner in which the TFS processing interacts with the interrupted noise signal, rather than to the contributions of TFS cues per se.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):389. DOI:10.1121/1.4922949
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    ABSTRACT: Errors in Morse and Ingard's treatment of the topic of weakly-nonlinear acoustics in Sec. 6.2 of their book [Theoretical Acoustics (1968)] are noted and corrected.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):361. DOI:10.1121/1.4922951
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    ABSTRACT: This paper proposes a fault detection methodology for bearings using envelope analysis with a genetic algorithm (GA)-based adaptive filter bank. Although a bandpass filter cooperates with envelope analysis for early identification of bearing defects, no general consensus has been reached as to which passband is optimal. This study explores the impact of various passbands specified by the GA in terms of a residual frequency components-to-defect frequency components ratio, which evaluates the degree of defectiveness in bearings and finally outputs an optimal passband for reliable bearing fault detection.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):EL65. DOI:10.1121/1.4922767
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    ABSTRACT: This investigation presents a method to engineer a metamaterial exhibiting the desired anisotropic wave behavior with the specific applications toward the dispersion suppression of elastic guided waves. In the proposed approach, effective anisotropic properties required for dispersion suppression were first determined. Then the slowness curves for the metamaterial were used to find the specific unit cell configuration through inverse design. When the metamateral layers were attached to the homogeneous waveguide, the target guided mode was shown to exhibit little dispersion. Detailed engineering procedures were given, and the direct numerical simulations were performed to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):EL77. DOI:10.1121/1.4922766
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    ABSTRACT: The ability to segregate simultaneous sound sources based on their spatial locations is an important aspect of auditory scene analysis. While the role of sound azimuth in segregation is well studied, the contribution of sound elevation remains unknown. Although previous studies in humans suggest that elevation cues alone are not sufficient to segregate simultaneous broadband sources, the current study demonstrates they can suffice. Listeners segregating a temporally modulated noise target from a simultaneous unmodulated noise distracter differing in elevation fall into two statistically distinct groups: one that identifies target direction accurately across a wide range of modulation frequencies (MF) and one that cannot identify target direction accurately and, on average, reports the opposite direction of the target for low MF. A non-spiking model of inferior colliculus neurons that process single-source elevation cues suggests that the performance of both listener groups at the population level can be accounted for by the balance of excitatory and inhibitory inputs in the model. These results establish the potential for broadband elevation cues to contribute to the computations underlying sound source segregation and suggest a potential mechanism underlying this contribution.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):33. DOI:10.1121/1.4922224
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    ABSTRACT: Coprime arrays represent a form of sparse sensing which can achieve narrow beams using relatively few elements, exceeding the spatial Nyquist sampling limit. The purpose of this paper is to expand on and experimentally validate coprime array theory in an acoustic implementation. Two nested sparse uniform linear subarrays with coprime number of elements ( M and N) each produce grating lobes that overlap with one another completely in just one direction. When the subarray outputs are combined it is possible to retain the shared beam while mostly canceling the other superfluous grating lobes. In this way a small number of microphones ( N+M-1) creates a narrow beam at higher frequencies, comparable to a densely populated uniform linear array of MN microphones. In this work beampatterns are simulated for a range of single frequencies, as well as bands of frequencies. Narrowband experimental beampatterns are shown to correspond with simulated results even at frequencies other than the arrays design frequency. Narrowband side lobe locations are shown to correspond to the theoretical values. Side lobes in the directional pattern are mitigated by increasing bandwidth of analyzed signals. Direction of arrival estimation is also implemented for two simultaneous noise sources in a free field condition.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):447. DOI:10.1121/1.4923159
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    ABSTRACT: On the basis of the principle of stationary phase, Chuprov [Ocean Acoustics: Current State (Nauka, Moscow, 1982)] proposed a scalar parameter-the waveguide invariant β, to interpret the dispersive properties of underwater acoustic waveguide. It has been found that β may be useful in many applications in underwater acoustics. A reasonable prediction of the value of β is often necessary in such applications. It was known that β has some "canonical" values for waveguides with simple sound speed profiles (SSP). When a thermocline exists, β for refractive modes (with a turning point) is no longer constant and can even change its sign. In this paper, by dividing the SSP into the non-refractive part and the refractive part, a clear explanation of how the value of β is affected by the thermocline is presented. The results show that β can be positive and increase continually from around 1 to +∞; or negative from -∞ to about -3. An analytic criterion of the sign of β is developed. This method can also be used to analyze the value of β for any other kind of SSP.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):223. DOI:10.1121/1.4922698
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    ABSTRACT: Frequency-resolved experimental measurements of ultrasonic diffusivity in the MHz range are presented. The samples under study are two-dimensional random arrangements of parallel steel rods immersed in water and exhibit high-order multiple scattering. Their physical characteristics, particularly the density and pair-correlation functions of the scatterers, are well controlled. These synthetic samples are used as phantoms for actual inhomogeneous materials. The resonant nature of the scatterers has a strong effect on diffusivity, which is shown to vary significantly with frequency. This may affect the result of broadband measurements of apparent diffusivity, which can be expected to depend on time and sample thickness, whereas diffusivity is intrinsically an intensive parameter. Moreover, the transport speed is shown to vary drastically with frequency, sometimes by more than 50%, due to a very narrow resonance that slows down transport. Interestingly, this sharp resonance could only be revealed by experiments performed with coda waves, and not with ballistic or coherent waves whose frequency resolution is intrinsically limited from an experimental point of view.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):134. DOI:10.1121/1.4922394
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    ABSTRACT: Long-term loudness perception of a sound has been presumed to depend on the spatial distribution of activated auditory nerve fibers as well as their temporal firing pattern. The relative contributions of those two factors were investigated by measuring loudness adaptation to sinusoidally amplitude-modulated 12-kHz tones. The tones had a total duration of 180 s and were either unmodulated or 100%-modulated at one of three frequencies (4, 20, or 100 Hz), and additionally varied in modulation depth from 0% to 100% at the 4-Hz frequency only. Every 30 s, normal-hearing subjects estimated the loudness of one of the stimuli played at 15 dB above threshold in random order. Without any amplitude modulation, the loudness of the unmodulated tone after 180 s was only 20% of the loudness at the onset of the stimulus. Amplitude modulation systematically reduced the amount of loudness adaptation, with the 100%-modulated stimuli, regardless of modulation frequency, maintaining on average 55%-80% of the loudness at onset after 180 s. Because the present low-frequency amplitude modulation produced minimal changes in long-term spectral cues affecting the spatial distribution of excitation produced by a 12-kHz pure tone, the present result indicates that neural synchronization is critical to maintaining loudness perception over time.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):279. DOI:10.1121/1.4922707
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    ABSTRACT: The mechanisms underlying perceptual adaptation to severely spectrally-distorted speech were studied by training participants to comprehend spectrally-rotated speech, which is obtained by inverting the speech spectrum. Spectral-rotation produces severe distortion confined to the spectral domain while preserving temporal trajectories. During five 1-hour training sessions, pairs of participants attempted to extract spoken messages from the spectrally-rotated speech of their training partner. Data on training-induced changes in comprehension of spectrally-rotated sentences and identification/discrimination of spectrally-rotated phonemes were used to evaluate the plausibility of three different classes of underlying perceptual mechanisms: (1) phonemic remapping (the formation of new phonemic categories that specifically incorporate spectrally-rotated acoustic information); (2) experience-dependent generation of a perceptual "inverse-transform" that compensates for spectral-rotation; and (3) changes in cue weighting (the identification of sets of acoustic cues least affected by spectral-rotation, followed by a rapid shift in perceptual emphasis to favour those cues, combined with the recruitment of the same type of "perceptual filling-in" mechanisms used to disambiguate speech-in-noise). Results exclusively support the third mechanism, which is the only one predicting that learning would specifically target temporally-dynamic cues that were transmitting phonetic information most stably in spite of spectral-distortion. No support was found for phonemic remapping or for inverse-transform generation.
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 07/2015; 138(1):44. DOI:10.1121/1.4922226