JAES Best Papers

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JAES Best Paper Award

The JAES Best Paper Award is a prestigious honor presented annually to recognize an outstanding contribution in research, originality, and impact in audio engineering. The award aims to celebrate exemplary work that demonstrates innovative thinking, rigorous methodology, and significant advancements in theory or application.

Selection Process

Each year, the editors of the Journal select the winning paper based on nominations given by reviewers during the peer-review.


The recipient of the JAES Best Paper Award receives a certificate of excellence, and public recognition at the AES European Convention. In addition, the awarded paper is prominently featured on the journal’s website and made Open Access. The winner is also acknowledged in AES communications and social media posts. This award not only acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the author(s) but also aims to inspire future research and innovation within the academic community.

JAES Best Paper Awards

Y. Du
“Speech Intelligibility and Quality Evaluation of Automotive Microphones Using Different Test Metrics and Their Correlation”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 71, no. 12, pp. 887–899 (2023 Dec.)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2022.0095

M. Sacchetto, P. Gastaldi, C. Chafe, C. Rottondi, and A. Servetti
“Web-Based Networked Music Performances via WebRTC: A Low-Latency PCM Audio Solution”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 70, no. 11, pp. 926–937 (2022 Nov.)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2022.0021

G. Brooks, A. Pras, A. Elafros, and M. Lockett
“Do We Really Want to Keep the Gate Threshold That High?”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 238–260 (2021 Apr.)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2020.0074

D. Poirier-Quinot and B. F. G. Katz
“Assessing the Impact of Head-Related Transfer Function Individualization on Task Performance: Case of a Virtual Reality Shooter Game”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 248–260 (2020 Apr.)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2020.0004

B. Alary, A. Politis, S. J. Schlecht, and V. Välimäki
“Directional Feedback Delay Network”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 67, no. 10, pp. 752–762 (2019 Oct.) 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2019.0026

2018 (two winners!)
L. Vuegen, P. Karsmakers, B. Vanrumste, and H. Van Hamme
“Acoustic Event Classification Using Low-Resolution Multi-Label Non-Negative Matrix Deconvolution”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 369-384 (2018 May)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2018.0018

R. Bomhardt, I. C. Patiño Mejía, A. Zell, and J. Fels
“Required Measurement Accuracy of Head Dimensions for Modeling the Interaural Time Difference”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 114-126 (2018 Mar.)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2018.0005 

J.-H. Fleßner, R. Huber, and S. D. Ewert
“Assessment and Prediction of Binaural Aspects of Audio Quality”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 65, No. 11, pp. 929–942 (2017 Nov.).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2017.0037 

J. D. Reiss 

“A Meta-Analysis of High Resolution Audio Perceptual Evaluation”
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 64, No. 6, pp. 364–379 (2016 Jun.). 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2016.0015

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