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Author Topic: Need volunteer reviewers for journal articles  (Read 14705 times)

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Michael Courtney

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Need volunteer reviewers for journal articles
« on: August 24, 2006, 07:41:41 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome and friendly emails in reply to my initial post.  I am thinking this might be a good place to ask for a few volunteers to review some short journal articles we are considering for submission to the AFTE journal.  Each of the papers is short (3 pages) and reviewing them should not be overly time consuming.  It is clear that the main subject matter is more external ballistics than firearms examination, so we would also like some feedback on whether AFTE journal is the best place to submit the articles.

If you would like to review an article for us, please reply with an email and I'll send along the article as an attached MS Word document.  If you don't specify an article, I'll send all three.  Please be as frank as possible in your evaluation of our work and the appropriateness of it for the AFTE journal.


Michael Courtney

Using Sound of Target Impact for Acoustic Reconstructions of Shooting Events
The sound of a bullet hitting a target is sometimes discernable in an audio recording of a shooting event and can be used to determine the distance from shooter to target.  This paper provides an example where the microphone is adjacent to the shooter and presents the simple math needed in cases where the microphone is adjacent to the target.

An Acoustic Method for Determining Ballistic Coefficients 
This paper presents a method for using a PC soundcard, microphone and a chronograph to determine bullet BC with an accuracy of 6%.  This is useful when a second chronograph is unavailable or when the projectile accuracy is insufficient to use a far chronograph.

Manufacturer Exaggerations of Ballistic Coefficients 
Experimental determinations of ballistic coefficients show that the majority of published ballistic coefficients tested are exaggerated.  Exaggerations range from 5-25%. 

Offline Matthew Clements

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Re: Need volunteer reviewers for journal articles
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 07:31:22 AM »
Dr. Courtney,

Matt Nodel is the editor of the AFTE journal and he already has a committee of examiners to review articles for inclusion in the journal. His contact information is here on the website. The articles can be submitted to him directly.  There are some formatting requirements of course and any pictures should be submitted as separate .jpg files.  Just reading the abstracts you included the articles seems very appropriate for our journal.
Matthew Clements - 100 Sower Boulevard Suite 102 Frankfort, KY


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