The Journal of BioAcoustic Biology (JBAB)
Reviewed Journal of Theory, Research and Practice of
Human BioAcoustic Vocal Profiling and Sound Presentation
Sound Health Research Institute, Inc.
Vocal Profiling & Sound Presentation, at present, is an emerging research
modality that has the potential to provide pre-diagnostic assessment using a
predictable Mathematical Matrix of frequency-based protocols. JBAB strives to
set forth the theoretical basis of the emerging science of Human BioAcoustic
Vocal Profiling and Sound Presentation.
Vocal Profiling offers interpretative
information that stands independently as a valuable assessment tool. Sound
Presentation provides the management phase through brain wave entrainment using
low-frequency, ambient sound.
The emerging “Mathematical Model” being
assembled from Human BioAcoustic research data has the potential to allow Vocal
Profiling to be used to predict health issues; from the very first cries of a
newborn through the frequency foundations of disease and aging.
The Journal of
BioAcoustic Biology (JBAB) is sponsored by the Sound Health Research Institute,
Inc., a duly recognized exempt organization (SHRI). This Journal has been
established in response to the calls for a peer-reviewed venue for the
publication of articles and practice notes on the subject of Human BioAcoustic
The SHRI trustees responded by adopting, as part of the Credentials System
sponsored by the Institute, authorization for the establishment of this
Journal. According to the enabling Resolution, “The Journal publishes in the
area of HBA as established by the research initiated by Sharry Edwards…”
articles and practice notes subject to the oversight of the Peer Review
Standards are adopted in furtherance of the Peer Review Standards adopted by the
SHRI Credentials Committee and are subject thereto.
Peer Review Standards.
The Journal homepage is located [Here].
Instructions for Contributors
be addressed to the Editor, Kathy Fucetola, 58 Plotts Road, Newton, NJ, 07860
with a copy by email to email@example.com. Submit an original and three
(blind) copies together with a letter of transmittal including:
the name, telephone number and email of the
the title of the paper and a statement of its main
keywords to be used for indexing;
the total number of words (including text,
references, and figure and table legends) in the manuscript;
a statement or request from the author(s) allowing
publication under the auspices of the Journal
relevant manuscripts published by you in the past.
The email cover letter should also
include the above information.
By submitting a
manuscript, an author accepts the responsibility that all those listed as
authors of a work have agreed to be so listed, have seen and approved the
manuscript, and are responsible for its content. Submitted papers are reviewed
in depth by two or more referees as well as other warranted parties, legal
evaluation for instance, as indicated.
expected to return their comments within four weeks. It is the policy of JBAB
that reviewers are kept anonymous. Authors are notified of acceptance,
rejection, or need for revision, usually within 6 to 10 weeks. Papers cannot be
resubmitted over a disagreement on interest level or relative merit.
When a paper is
accepted for publication in JBAB, it is understood by the editors that any
materials and methods necessary to verify the conclusions of the experiments
reported will be made available to other investigators under appropriate
conditions. The paper will remain a privileged document and will not be released
to the press or the public before publication. If there is a need in exceptional
cases to publicize data in advance of publication, the Journal Editor
(973-300-4594 – firstname.lastname@example.org) must be consulted.
papers for publication, the editor(s) give preference to those submitted by
certified BARA researchers that are well written, well organized, and
intelligible to lay persons as well as BioAcoustic professionals. Manuscripts
containing Proprietary BioAcoustic information or nomenclature will not be
published in the public version of the JBAB, without redacting such nomenclature
or information. An attempt is made to balance the subject matter among theory,
research and practice but any well conceived BioAcoustic based or associated
topic will be considered if the premise, writing and conclusions are solidly
papers include: general, experimental, clinical, theoretical, reports,
correspondence, technical comments, book and software reviews, column ideas,
perspectives, and policy forums. All papers should contain a title, an abstract,
key words, and include, where relevant, an introduction, hypothesis, procedures,
protocol, results and discussion sections with brief subheads, references, and
appropriate notes and footnotes. Remember that the most read articles can tell
the story and draw conclusions by the headings alone. Sometimes this is the
first and last chance to interest your reader.
General papers are expected to (i) review new developments; (ii) describe a
current research problem or a technique of interdisciplinary significance; or
(iii) discuss some aspect of the history, logic, policy, or administration of
BioAcoustics. Readers should be able to learn from a general article what has
been firmly established and what are unresolved questions.
A research paper is expected to contain new data representing
significant information for contemplation or review. Clinical papers should
advance a clinical procedure or technique; include a review of relevant case
studies illustrating the author(s) premise. Clinical papers should not
include sufficient BioAcoustic methodology but should include information from
other disciplines that support the premises.
Theoretical papers should present a discussion of a current scientific
standard as it articulates/supports understanding between BioAcoustics and
In contrast to the peer reviewed papers in the Clinical, Theoretical, or
Experimental Sections, Perspectives are designed to point toward directions
worth pursuing, even when there may not be enough research to fully justify or
explain the insights presented. Perspectives are invitational, will appear
irregularly, are not refereed, and represent the unmodified and singular view
of authors selected from our community for the quality and originality of past
Reports are expected to contain important, but preliminary, research results.
No frequencies shall be published.
Letters are selected for their pertinence to material published in JBAB or
because they discuss general issues of interest. Letters pertaining to
material published in JBAB may correct errors; provide supporter, agreement or
professional argument; or offer different points of view, clarifications, or
additional information. Letters may be reviewed by outside consultants. The
authors of the paper in question are usually given an opportunity to reply.
Preference is given to letters that do not exceed 1250 words. Letters accepted
for publication are frequently edited and shortened in consultation with the
Technical comments, papers or explanations will be published in professional
addenda to JBAB, available privately to currently certified BioAcoustic
Research Associates (BARA) upon request and approval..
Book and Software Reviews:
The selection of books and software packages to be reviewed and of reviewers
cannot be published as a matter of course. Instructions and length
specifications to accompany items to be reviewed, when they are sent to reviewers.
Such reviews are best designed to be constructive, informative and relevant.
for manuscript preparation are:
Use double-spacing throughout the text, tables, figure legends, and references
and notes and leave margins of at least 1-inch/2.5 centimeters. Two spaces
should be left between sentences, and after semi-colons and colons.
Title. Title should be short, specific, and amenable to
indexing. Chose your title based on your intent – informative or a call to
explain to the general reader why the research was undertaken and why the
results should be viewed as important. The abstract should convey the main
point of the paper and present, if relevant, the central research findings,
and outline the conclusions.
select keywords to be included on the abstract page.
introduction should indicate the broad significance of the paper. The whole
text should be intelligible to readers in different disciplines. Technical
terms should be defined but we caution the author to use definitions approved
by legal counsel. All tables and figures should be cited in the text in
Symbols and Abbreviations.
symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms the first time they are used. At first
mention any trademark or other such symbols should be designated but it is not
necessary to include such marks thereafter.
Units of Measure.
Authors should use the more general designation of musical notes to identify
specific frequency categories for publication.
References and Notes.
and notes in the order in which they are cited, first through the text and
then through the table and figure legends. List a reference only one time.
References that are always cited together may be grouped under a single
number. Use conventional abbreviations for well-known journals.
Reference examples follow:
References to Papers. G.
Bravo & C. Grob, Shamans, Sacraments and Psychiatrists, Journal of
Psychoactive Drugs 21, 1 (1989), pp. 123-128.
References to Books. N.
Cousins, Human Options: An Autobiographical Notebook (W. W. Norton, New
York, NY, 1981).
References to Chapters
in Books. C. G. Jung, Psychological Commentary, In The Tibetan Book of the
Dead (W. Y. Evans-Wentz, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 1957).
Conference Proceedings. B. A. Rubik and D. E. Coshland, Jr., Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences 75, 7820 (1978).
Reference to unpublished data should be given a number in the text and placed,
in correct sequence, in the references and notes.
acknowledgments into a brief statement at the end of the references and notes.
Investigations on human subjects must include a statement indicating that
informed consent was obtained after the nature and possible consequences of
the studies had been fully explained. This is particular important for minor
and/or incapacitated clients under the jurisdiction of a guardian
For each figure
submit high-quality glossy prints or original drawings of sufficient size to
permit relettering but not larger than 22 by 28 centimeters (8 1/2 by 11
inches). On the back of every figure write the first author's name and the
figure number and indicate the correct orientation. Manuscripts with oversized
figures will be returned to the author without review. Photocopies of figures
are not acceptable; transparencies, slides, or negatives cannot be used
because they cannot be sent to reviewers. Digital format are acceptable and
supplement, not duplicate, the text. They should be numbered consecutively
with respect to their citation in the text. Each table should be typed, with
its legend (double-spaced), on a separate sheet.
Equations and Formulas.
formulas or formulations should be included in any manuscript written for
Evidence that the results are reproducible and the conditions under which this
reproducibility (replication) was obtained are not always possible but every
effort should be made to at least speculate as to the avenue in which the
results were obtained. The effect of limitations in experimental conditions on
generalizability of results should be discussed.
Permissions and Copyright.
tables reprinted from other publications must be credited. It is the author's
responsibility to obtain written permission from the copyright owner (usually
the publisher) to reprint such illustrations in JBAB. The appropriate credit
line is usually supplied by the copyright owner. Papers cannot be published
until copies of all permission letters have been received by the editorial
office. Copyright law requires that we obtain copyright transfer from authors
of each paper published in JBAB. Copyright forms are sent to all authors prior
to acceptance and must be signed and returned to the editorial office
Computer Disk Submission.
Computer submissions are preferred in a format that can be used universally.
Proofs and Reprints.
A proof is sent
to the author(s). Publication and reprints are done in PDF format.
Papers can be
scheduled for publication at any time, since JBAB is electronically printed and
posted. Generally, items will be accumulated and published at regular
intervals in sequentially numbered Issues of the Journal.
good photographs or slides that pertain to a paper being submitted will be
considered for use on the cover of JBAB. Submit digitally format pictures,
drawing, graphs with the manuscript.
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