Title History

The ASME Journal Program started with a single title "Transactions" in the year 1880. Currently, 34 discrete journal titles exist under the official program name "Transactions of the ASME". The history of the titles that currently make up the Journal Program are listed below.


Transactions 1880
Journal of Applied Mechanics 1933
Journal of Basic Engineering 1959
Journal of Engineering for Industry
Retitled: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
1959 1996
Journal of Heat Transfer 
Retitled: Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Journal of Engineering for Power
Retitled: Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
1959 1984
Journal of Lubrication (1)
Retitled: Journal of Tribology
1967 1984
Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control (1) 1971
Journal of Fluids Engineering (1) 1973
Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (1) 1973
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 1974
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 1977
Journal of Mechanical Design 1978
Journal of Energy Resources Technology 1979
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (Retitled: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation) 1980 2005
Journal of Vibration, Acoustics, and Reliability in Design (2) (Retitled: Journal of Vibration and Acoustics) 1983 1990
Journal of Mechanisms, Transmission, and Automation in Design(2) (Retitled: Journal of Mechanical Design) 1983 1990
Applied Mechanics Review 1985
Journal of Turbomachinery (3) 1986
Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (4) 1987
Journal of Electronic Packaging 1989
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering 2001
Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology
Retitled: Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 2006
Journal of Medical Devices 2007
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 2009
Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 2009
Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine (publication suspended after 2015) 2010
Journal of Micro and Nano-Engineering 2013
Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science 2014
ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering 2014
Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification 2015
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems 2017
ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy 2017
Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities 2020
ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control 2021
Journal of Autonomous Vehicles and Systems 2021
ASME Open Journal of Engineering 2022


  • 1 Papers previously published in the Journal of Basic Engineering which was discontinued in 1972
  • 2 Papers previously published in the Journal of Mechanical Design which was discontinued in 1982
  • 3 Papers previously published in the Gas Turbines Journal
  • 4 Papers previously published in the Journal of Energy Resources Technology

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