Guide for Authors

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• Types of Contribution
• Ethics in publishing
• Conflict of interest
• Submission declaration and verification
• Changes to authorship
• Copyright
• Role of the funding source
• Funding body agreements and policies
• Open access
• Green open access
• Language (usage and editing services)
• Submission
• Referees
• Additional Information
• Use of Word Processing Software
• LaTeX
• Article structure
• Essential title page information
• Abstract
• Graphical abstract
• Highlights
• Keywords
• Abbreviations
• Acknowledgements
• Nomenclature and Units
• Math Formulae
• Figures
• Artwork
• Tables
• References
• AudioSlides
• Interactive plots
• Submission checklist
• Revised manuscripts
• Rejected manuscripts
• Reject - Resubmission possible
• Use of the Digital Object Identifier
• Online proof correction
• Offprints

Types of Contribution

Original research papers, review articles, discussions of previously published articles in JSV and book reviews. Authors are advised that papers whose contribution is not concerned with fundamental issues in sound and vibration are not normally accepted; such material should be directed to more appropriate publications.

Papers published in JSV should contain new results, of potentially wider application than the specific situation reported; otherwise they should contain new insights of value to the acoustics and vibration community (for example by synthesizing material from traditionally separate fields), or provide authoritative reviews of progress in a defined area. Each paper submitted for publication is normally subject to review and criticism by two independent, anonymous referees, and authors are provided with copies of these reviews so that they can make revisions and improvements to their manuscripts before publication. For more information about how the peer review process is conducted for this journal, please take a look at the 'Peer review policy statement' here The normal time limit for the submission of an author's revised manuscript is three months; revised manuscripts received after this time may be considered as new submissions and subject to full re-review.

Authors should aim to produce a manuscript that can be reviewed on its own, without assuming that earlier or later parts will be published. The Editors strongly encourage authors considering the submission of multiple papers (eg: Part I, Part II, etc.) to instead combine them into one paper - in such cases this is a common recommendation of the reviewer(s). Alternatively, authors may choose to submit the respective parts sequentially, once the outcome of the review of the earlier manuscript is known. Authors in any doubt should contact the editor to whom the submission will be made.

Discussion: Comments, of either a specific or a general nature, on work previously published in JSV should be submitted as Discussion items. A discussion should contain a maximum of 10 journal pages, including any figures. Discussion items do not require an abstract. Should the Discussion item be accepted, JSV policy is that the authors of the original article will be offered the opportunity to submit a response for publication. The timescale for authors to submit a response, to ensure publication within the same issue, is approximately 4-6 weeks.

Review Articles The Editors wish to encourage publication of scholarly review articles in the Journal. Review articles are typically 20-40 journal pages in length (about 20,000 words), and may focus on any area of sound or vibration likely to interest JSV readers. They may be relatively broad in scope - thereby serving a tutorial function - or quite specialized, aimed at researchers in the chosen field.

Before submitting a review article please contact the Editor-in-Chief with an outline of the proposed manuscript (

Book Reviews
Book reviews are by invitation only. Books for review should be submitted to the Book Review Editors, Dr Brian Tester (Tel: +44 23 8059 2286, Email: or Dr Jen Muggleton (Tel: +44 23 8059 59 7624, Email c/o Journal of Sound and Vibration Office, Room 1003, Building 15, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK., (Fax: +44 23 8059 3190)

Ethics in publishing

For information on Ethics in publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication see and

Policy and ethics
The work described in your article must have been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans; EC Directive 86/609/EEC for animal experiments; Uniform Requirements for manuscripts submitted to Biomedical journals This must be stated at an appropriate point in the article.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. See also Further information and an example of a Conflict of Interest form can be found at:

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, see, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service CrossCheck

Changes to authorship

This policy concerns the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts:
Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Requests that are not sent by the corresponding author will be forwarded by the Journal Manager to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) publication of the accepted manuscript in an online issue is suspended until authorship has been agreed.
After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' (for more information on this and copyright, see An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Subscribers may reproduce tables of contents or prepare lists of articles including abstracts for internal circulation within their institutions. Permission of the Publisher is required for resale or distribution outside the institution and for all other derivative works, including compilations and translations (please consult If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article. Elsevier has preprinted forms for use by authors in these cases: please consult

For open access articles: Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete an 'Exclusive License Agreement' (for more information see Permitted third party reuse of open access articles is determined by the author's choice of user license (see

Author rights
As an author you (or your employer or institution) have certain rights to reuse your work. For more information see

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated.

Funding body agreements and policies

Elsevier has established a number of agreements with funding bodies which allow authors to comply with their funder's open access policies. Some authors may also be reimbursed for associated publication fees. To learn more about existing agreements please visit

Open access

This journal offers authors a choice in publishing their research:

Open access
• Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse
• An open access publication fee is payable by authors or on their behalf e.g. by their research funder or institution
• Articles are made available to subscribers as well as developing countries and patient groups through our universal access programs (
• No open access publication fee payable by authors.

Regardless of how you choose to publish your article, the journal will apply the same peer review criteria and acceptance standards.

For open access articles, permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user licenses:

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
Lets others distribute and copy the article, create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), include in a collective work (such as an anthology), text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.

The open access publication fee for this journal is USD 3100, excluding taxes. Learn more about Elsevier's pricing policy:

Green open access

Authors can share their research in a variety of different ways and Elsevier has a number of green open access options available. We recommend authors see our green open access page for further information ( Authors can also self-archive their manuscripts immediately and enable public access from their institution's repository after an embargo period. This is the version that has been accepted for publication and which typically includes author-incorporated changes suggested during submission, peer review and in editor-author communications. Embargo period: For subscription articles, an appropriate amount of time is needed for journals to deliver value to subscribing customers before an article becomes freely available to the public. This is the embargo period and begins from the publication date of the issue your article appears in.

This journal has an embargo period of 24 months.

Language (usage and editing services)

Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service available from Elsevier's WebShop ( or visit our customer support site ( for more information.


Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. Via the homepage of this journal ( you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The system automatically converts source files to a single Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the article, which is used in the peer-review process. You will be asked to approve the PDF once it has been built. If equations appear corrupted at this stage please upload a locally made PDF. Please keep source files safe as they are needed for further processing after acceptance. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail and via the author's homepage, removing the need for a hard-copy paper trail.


Please submit the names and institutional e-mail addresses of several potential referees. For more details, visit our Support site. Note that the editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Additional Information

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter outlining the basic findings of the paper and their significance.

Concise manuscripts are appreciated and aid the review process. See Guidance on keeping manuscripts short

Use of Word Processing Software

Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. For the main text (including Abstract), a minimum font size of 11 pt and a minimum line spacing of 18 pt are appropriate. Authors should adopt a consistent hierarchy of headings to assist the typesetter; this can be done in LaTeX using Elsevier's document class 'elsarticle'. Authors using other software should try to follow JSV style, as far as is reasonably possible.


You are recommended to use the Elsevier article class elsarticle.cls ( to prepare your manuscript and BibTeX ( to generate your bibliography.
For detailed submission instructions, templates and other information on LaTeX, see

Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to "the text". Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. The Introduction should not be split into sub-sections. and all subsections should be numbered using Arabic numerals.

1. Clearly set out the objectives of the paper and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
2. Make clear what new contribution the present paper offers relative to existing published work.
3. If appropriate, give a brief outline of the structure of the rest of the paper.

Equations should be referred to as Eq. (1), Eq. (2) etc.

The main conclusions of the paper should be presented in a conclusions section, which should not form a subsection of the discussion or results, but should stand alone.

The Conclusions should:
1. Give a summary of the problem considered and the results obtained.
2. It may also stress the importance of the paper's findings.
3. It is not JSV style to discuss possible future work in depth in the Conclusions but a short statement of intentions can be given if this is felt to be appropriate.

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Essential title page information

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided but if essential full publication details should be given. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Graphical abstract

Although a graphical abstract is optional, its use is encouraged as it draws more attention to the online article. The graphical abstract should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: Please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files. See for examples.
Authors can make use of Elsevier's Illustration and Enhancement service to ensure the best presentation of their images and in accordance with all technical requirements: Illustration Service.


Highlights are a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings of the article. Highlights are optional and should be submitted in a separate editable file in the online submission system. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 85 characters, including spaces, per bullet point). See for examples.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


Abbreviations that appear in the abstract and the body of the text should be defined when they first appear. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.) Funding sources may be acknowledged here, as well as individuals who provided help during the research and writing stages of the work.

Nomenclature and Units

The international system of units (SI) should be used as far as possible. When quantities are expressed in other units, give their equivalent in SI. For unit symbols, follow standard SI conventions. Thus Roman (normal upright) type is used, with spaces after the number. Spaces also separate unit symbols that are to be multiplied, e.g. 5 N m. Superscript powers, e.g. 30 mm2s−1, are preferred (rather than 30 mm2/s).

Letter characters should be limited to the Latin and Greek alphabets. Authors wishing to present a table of nomenclature should do so on the second page of their manuscript. The following order should be used within this table: Latin characters should appear first, arranged a, A, b, B etc.; then Greek characters, similarly arranged; sub/superscripts, abbreviations, special functions etc. usually come as a separate final group. More detailed guidance is available here.

Math Formulae

Mathematics is printed using Latin or Greek symbols. Formatting conventions used in JSV are listed below. In order to assist the copyeditors and typesetters as far as possible, authors are kindly asked to ensure that the mathematical symbols used in the final version of their manuscript sent for typesetting follow JSV conventions. The Editors may request corrections of this nature before the manuscript can be accepted.
For additional guidance and examples, refer to STYLE or to any recent issue of JSV.

Use Roman (normal upright) type for: Differential operators (e.g. d in differential); i or j (square root of -1); exp or e (base of natural logarithms); Re or Im (real or imaginary part); log, ln, sin, cos, etc.; abbreviations such as c.c. (complex conjugate); multiletter symbols (e.g. TL for transmission loss)
Use italic (sloping) type for: all scalar quantities represented by a single letter symbol (Latin-alphabet), except where noted above;
Use upright bold for: vectors, matrices and tensors;
• Script (calligraphic) font may be used for operators, or for variables where the standard form of a Latin character has already been used;
• words like “where” or “with” following equations and explaining the notation used, should not begin with capital letters.


When preparing Figures, authors are reminded that the lettering and symbols, as well as other details, should have proportionate dimensions, so as not to become illegible or unclear after possible reduction. Fonts smaller than 11 pt (or subscripts smaller than 8 pt) should be avoided. Typically, a reduction factor of two to three will be applied. The degree of reduction will be determined by the Publisher. Illustrations will not generally be enlarged.
It will often be helpful to consider the page format of the journal when designing the layout of Figures. Gridlines should be avoided when constructing graphs.
Ensure that each figure has a caption. Multipart figures require a single caption that describes all the parts (see example). Each figure and table file should be uploaded with an editable text caption (including figure/table number) attached, unless such captions already appear in the main text with figures/tables embedded.
Captions should contain sufficient information to allow the reader to interpret the figure, including any legends/keys not already described in the figure itself. No titles should appear above or below the figure; use the caption for this purpose.
Where an author has chosen to split a figure into a number of parts, each part should be clearly labelled with a lower case letter (a), (b),.... The caption should be a single paragraph below the figure, mentioning each part of the figure in turn.
Authors are encouraged to embed figures and captions throughout the text but a separate file for each figure should also be uploaded at the end of the manuscript for quality checks. If preferred Figures can just be uploaded at the end of the text with a list of captions.

In the case of colour figures, there are two options open to authors: (1) Separate figure files are uploaded for (a) the online paper version (colour allowed at no cost), and (b) the print version (black and white figures required). This is the preferred option.
(2) A single set of figures is uploaded, including colour where required for the online version. In this case the captions, choice of colours, and system of line codes must be designed so they function adequately when reproduced in black/white in the print journal. Colour alone will not be enough to differentiate different lines on a graph; different line styles are also needed.

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Many wordprocessors build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Should this not be the case, indicate the position of footnotes in the text and present the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.
Table footnotes
Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.


Electronic artwork
General points
• All figures and the associated captions may be embedded within the text in the initial submission to aid reviewers.
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Save text in illustrations as 'graphics' or enclose the font.
• Only use the following fonts in your illustrations: Arial, Courier, Times, Symbol.
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Use a logical naming convention for your artwork files.
• Provide captions to illustrations separately.
• Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
• Submit each figure as a separate file for final typesetting of your article.

A detailed guide on electronic artwork is available on our website:
You are urged to visit this site; some excerpts from the detailed information are given here.
Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalised, please 'save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as 'graphics'.
TIFF: Color or grayscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi.
TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.
TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (color or grayscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.
If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is'.
Please do not:
• Supply files that are optimised for screen use (e.g., GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low;
• Supply files that are too low in resolution;
• Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.

Color artwork
Please make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or MS Office files) and with the correct resolution. If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable color figures then Elsevier will ensure, at no additional charge, that these figures will appear in color online (e.g., ScienceDirect and other sites) regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in color in the printed version. For color reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Elsevier after receipt of your accepted article. Please indicate your preference for color: in print or online only. For further information on the preparation of electronic artwork, please see


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules.


Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

References in a special issue
Please ensure that the words 'this issue' are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

Reference management software
Most Elsevier journals have a standard template available in key reference management packages. This covers packages using the Citation Style Language, such as Mendeley ( and also others like EndNote ( and Reference Manager ( Using plug-ins to word processing packages which are available from the above sites, authors only need to select the appropriate journal template when preparing their article and the list of references and citations to these will be formatted according to the journal style as described in this Guide. The process of including templates in these packages is constantly ongoing. If the journal you are looking for does not have a template available yet, please see the list of sample references and citations provided in this Guide to help you format these according to the journal style.

If you manage your research with Mendeley Desktop, you can easily install the reference style for this journal by clicking the link below:
When preparing your manuscript, you will then be able to select this style using the Mendeley plug-ins for Microsoft Word or LibreOffice. For more information about the Citation Style Language, visit

Reference style
All publications cited in the text should be included in a numbered References list placed at the end of the manuscript, before the list of figure captions.
Citations in the main text (apart from the Abstract) are indicated with numbers in square brackets, in line with the text; for example, [7] or Doak [7]. Inclusion of the author(s) is optional, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
References cited in the Abstract must be cited again (by number) in the main text, so that the reference list provides a complete record.
References format: Number the list of references in the order in which they are cited in the text, beginning from the Introduction. Please note the following restrictions on citations in JSV:
• Submitted papers
Material that has not yet been accepted for publication may not be cited as a reference.
• Web-based sources
URLs may be cited in the reference list as backup information, but will be disallowed as the main support for key steps in the argument of a paper submitted to JSV.
• References in Special Issues
Please ensure that the words 'this issue' are added to any entries in the reference list (and any citations in the text) that refer to other articles in the same Special Issue.
Reference format examples:
[1] H.Zeng, C.W.Bert, A differential quadrature analysis of vibration for rectangular stiffened plates. Journal of Sound and Vibration 241 (2001) 247-252. doi:10.1006/jsvi.2000.3295
[2] Lord Rayleigh, Theory of Sound (two volumes), Dover Publications, New York, 1877, re-issued 1945.
[3] P.Sas, Vibration testing: state of the art and challenges, in: M.D. Gilchrist (Ed.), Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1997, pp.65-74.
[4] R.S. Langley, The dynamic analysis of uncertain structures, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics, Southampton, July 2000, pp. 1-20.
[5] Yu.I. Bobrovnitskii, Restoration of the vibrational field inside a structure through the measurements on a part of its surface, Proceedings of the 15th International Congress on Acoustics, Vol. 1, Trondheim, Norway, 1995, pp. 479-482.
[6] P.M.L. Ribeiro, Geometrical non-linear vibration of beams and plates by the hierarchical finite element method, PhD Thesis, University of Southampton, 1998.
[7] P.E. Doak, Notes on the theory of sound, University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research Memorandum ISAV 101, 1964.
[8] (Accessed 21 August 2006)
[9] A.B. Smith, Personal communication, 1999.
[10] Sysnoise rev. 5.5 User's Manual, LMS International, Leuven, Belgium, 2000.
[11] International Organization for Standardization ISO 2631-1, Mechanical vibration and shock - evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration - part 1: general requirements, 1997.
[12] P. Lueg, Process of silencing oscillations, U.S. Patent No. 2,043,416, 1936.

NB Please provide a full list of authors in reference list NOT et al; include all author’ middle initials.


The journal encourages authors to create an AudioSlides presentation with their published article. AudioSlides are brief, webinar-style presentations that are shown next to the online article on ScienceDirect. This gives authors the opportunity to summarize their research in their own words and to help readers understand what the paper is about. More information and examples are available at Authors of this journal will automatically receive an invitation e-mail to create an AudioSlides presentation after acceptance of their paper.

Interactive plots

This journal enables you to show an Interactive Plot with your article by simply submitting a data file. For instructions please go to

Submission checklist

The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
All necessary files have been uploaded, and contain:
• Keywords
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
Further considerations
• Manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
Printed version of figures (if applicable) in color or black-and-white
• Indicate clearly whether or not color or black-and-white in print is required.
For any further information please visit our customer support site at

Revised manuscripts

Authors who are asked to prepare a revised manuscript should also include a point-by-point response to all referee comments. They should also supply a list of changes made to the manuscript. It will be necessary to give page and line numbers where revisions have been made.

Rejected manuscripts

Authors are allowed to resubmit work that has been previously rejected by JSV, provided
(a) significant changes have been made relative to the rejected version (b) the authors supply a covering letter explaining what changes have been made; (c) six months have elapsed since the previous submission.

Reject - Resubmission possible

The main differences between this case and the previous one are that (a) resubmission is explicitly offered as an option, with no 6-month minimum delay imposed; (b) authors should note that if they do resubmit, they need to provide details of the previous submission, so that editors can refer to the original reviews and, if appropriate, may use the same reviewers.

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alpha-numeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly 'Articles in press' because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information. Example of a correctly given DOI (in URL format; here an article in the journal Physics Letters B):
When you use a DOI to create links to documents on the web, the DOIs are guaranteed never to change.

We encourage all authors of accepted articles to act as reviewers for the Journal of Sound and Vibration

Online proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. The environment is similar to MS Word: in addition to editing text, you can also comment on figures/tables and answer questions from the Copy Editor. Web-based proofing provides a faster and less error-prone process by allowing you to directly type your corrections, eliminating the potential introduction of errors.
If preferred, you can still choose to annotate and upload your edits on the PDF version. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF.
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