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The Proceedings of the 43rd Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics are out!

As of today, the Proceedings of the 43rd Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics is out! I was the editor for these proceedings, just like I was for the 42nd and 39th symposia. This year’s proceedings consists of 7 submissions: 5 full papers and 2 extended abstracts. Altogether, the submissions represent 82 pages of sciency goodness.

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Publishing conference proceedings through arXiv

In 2010, 2016, and 2019, I was responsible for publishing the proceedings of the Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics. SSPA is a small conference organised every year at Geilo, Norway. It typically has around 50 participants. Most come from Norway, but many also come from other European countries. After the symposium, participants who held a presentation are encouraged to submit articles to the symposium’s proceedings. Typically, these proceedings end up with 5–10 articles.

In 2016 and 2019, I chose to publish the proceedings through the repository This can be a very good approach, because many researchers know and follow arXiv. In addition, academic search engines such as Google Scholar indexes arXiv’s articles. However, there is not that much information available on how to use arXiv to publish proceedings. arXiv does encourage using its repository for conference proceedings and has some relevant help pages available. Unfortunately, these pages pooled together do not give you a clear procedure or tell you all that you should know. Therefore, I will show you the overall procedure that I have followed twice, and discuss some possible pitfalls of publishing proceedings through arXiv.