Paris, France, 11 May 2020: Acta Acustica and the CNRS (le Centre national de la recherche scientifique) are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a pure publish open access agreement which enables corresponding authors affiliated with selected CNRS laboratories to publish open access in Acta Acustica free of charge. The agreement with the CNRS is the first open access agreement to be concluded on behalf of Acta Acustica.

Authors from CNRS laboratories included in the agreement represent a significant number of Acta Acustica’s corresponding authors who may now publish under a CC-BY licence free of charge. The agreement allows for 51 articles which may be published flexibly over time – there is no date by which articles must be published. Publication charges will be paid for centrally by the CNRS.

Acta Acustica is the journal of the European Acoustics Association (EAA) and reports on original scientific research in acoustics and engineering applications. Last year, the EAA selected EDP Sciences as its new publishing partner. In January 2020, the EAA transitioned Acta Acustica (formerly Acta Acustica united with Acustica) to open access and the first open access issue was published in February 2020, making it the first acoustics journal of a learned society to transition to a gold open access model.

“This is a significant step for Acta Acustica and confirms its position as a leading voice in the field of acoustics” observed Professor Manell Zakharia, President of the EAA. “Here at the EAA, our aim is to ensure the greatest and easiest accessibility to quality research in the field of acoustics. This agreement facilitates the publication of such research for a large number of our valued authors and cements the place of open access at the heart of our activities. We are extremely pleased that our partner, EDP Sciences, supports the open scholarship agenda and look forward to further exciting opportunities to come.”

“As the publisher of Acta Acustica, we are pleased to have reached this agreement with the CNRS to cover publication charges for many of its acousticians,” commented Anne Simoneau, Director of Business Development at EDP Sciences. “It’s a privilege to work with such far-sighted organisations as the CNRS and agreements like these enable us to better serve our publishing partners. For the EAA, it means we can help its journal to grow whilst ensuring its future sustainability. A good number of acousticians affiliated with the CNRS will now be able to share their work without having to consider publication charges.”

About Acta Acustica
Acta Acustica is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics and the journal of the European Acoustics Association (EAA). It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and engineering applications. Its current Editor-in-Chief, Univ.-Prof. Dr. techn. Dr. h.c. Manfred Kaltenbacher, recently succeeded Professor Jean Kergomard. The EAA has established a financial support system for authors belonging to the EAA National Societies to support the cost of article processing charges (APCs) for EAA society members. More information.

Article processing charges (APCs) information for authors.

About the EAA
The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is a non-profit entity established in 1992 that includes in its membership societies predominantly in European countries interested in promoting the development and progress of acoustics in its different aspects, its technologies and applications. The EAA gathers 33 acoustics societies and serves more than 9000 individual members all over Europe. The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is an Affiliate Member of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) and of Initiative of Science in Europe, ISE. More information.

About the CNRS
The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public. More information.

List of eligible laboratories.

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