After 51 years of publishing Sound & Vibration, we are terminating
our monthly magazine with
the December 2017 issue. There is no single reason for this decision: advertising sales have almost
dried up, so the magazine cannot be financially supported; the Internet provides unlimited opportunities
for advertisers to effectively promote their products at minimal cost; qualified free circulation continues
to decay with no apparent mechanism to reverse the decline; our small, unqualified, paid circulation
provides negligible support; like the readership, our editorial staff is aging and some have retired; we no
longer receive many news pieces or product releases; and we can no longer see a continuing need to
circulate a printed, practical, engineering magazine covering the noise and vibration control market.
Converting to a bimonthly or quarterly schedule or to digital publication does not solve the basic problems.
website provides free access to the article archives of S&V and high-speed
Internet page views tied directly to products and services advertised in specific issues of S&V.
Subscribers to S&V catch the latest news, technical briefs that do not appear in our archives and
offerings from S&V advertisers. We do not have a digital edition, so you need to receive the print
copy to stay up to date. Many of our readers have retained all the S&V issues that they have ever
received. This highlights the depth and importance of the practical engineering editorial content of S&V.