Note that the last issue of the CAS Journal was May 2004, upon the merger of the CAS with the VSA. The VSA now regularly publishes a VSA Papers edition of the VSA Journal (which replaces the CASJ).
The CAS Journal had a two-fold mission: to increase and diffuse the knowledge of musical acoustics and to promote the construction of fine stringed instruments. Accordingly, the Journal carried a mixture of scientific research papers treating topics in the acoustics of stringed instruments and less technical papers explaining how to apply the acoustical principles, research findings, and techniques to the making of instruments.
The CAS Journal was published semi-annually in May and November. The Journal also included information about upcoming meetings, workshops, and seminars that may be of interest to CAS members.
All papers submitted to the Journal passed through a formal written review process. Each paper was evaluated by one of a panel of anonymous reviewers.
Because of the continued importance of the CAS Journal as a reference, we continue to make back issues available. As of 2013, full text of all issues of the Newsletters and Journals are available online, thru our CAS Library at Stanford. Print copies of all issues are also still available (for a fee) thru the VSA Office (see below).
The complete table of contents of recent issues is available in the following list (abstracts of articles are included for the most recent Journals):
May 1992 - Vol. 2, No. 1 (Series II)
November 1992 - Vol. 2, No. 2 (Series II)
May 1993 - Vol. 2, No. 3 (Series II)
November 1993 - Vol. 2, No. 4 (Series II)
May 1994 - Vol. 2, No. 5 (Series II)
November 1994 - Vol. 2, No. 6 (Series II)
May 1995 - Vol. 2, No. 7 (Series II)
November 1995 - Vol. 2, No. 8 (Series II)
May 1996 - Vol. 3, No. 1 (Series II)
November 1996 - Vol. 3, No. 2 (Series II)
May 1997 - Vol. 3, No. 3 (Series II)
November 1997 - Vol. 3, No. 4 (Series II)
May 1998 - Vol. 3, No. 5 (Series II)
November 1998 - Vol. 3, No. 6 (Series II)
May 1999 - Vol. 3, No. 7 (Series II)
November 1999 - Vol. 3, No. 8 (Series II)
May 2000 - Vol. 4, No. 1 (Series II)
November 2000 - Vol. 4, No. 2 (Series II)
May 2001 - Vol. 4, No. 3 (Series II)
November 2001 - Vol. 4, No. 4 (Series II)
May 2002 - Vol. 4, No. 5 (Series II)
November 2002 - Vol. 4, No. 6 (Series II)
For information about the contents of back issues (1964 - 2004), you can consult the online CAS Journal Author Index, otherwise you can download CASJIndex2004.doc, a Microsoft Word document of the complete index as published.
NEW! All issues of the CAS Newsletters and Journals are now available online in full text at no cost from our library at Stanford. Thanks very much to our donors and the Library, who made this possible.For those who wish to order print copies of back issues, you can use our Online Order Form, which can be faxed or mailed to the VSA Office.
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