Rights and Permissions

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Rights and Permissions

Assignment of Copyright

ASME requests that authors/copyright owners assign copyright to ASME in order for a journal paper to be published by ASME. Authors exempt from this request are direct employees of the U.S. Government, whereby papers are not subject to copyright protection in the U.S., or non-U.S. government employees, whose governments hold the copyright to the paper.

For more information on copyright, please view the Copyright Transfer information page.

Retained Rights of Authors

Authors retain all proprietary rights in any idea, process, procedure, or articles of manufacture described in the Paper, including the right to seek patent protection for them. Authors may perform, lecture, teach, conduct related research, display all or part of the Paper, and create derivative works in print or electronic format. Authors may reproduce and distribute the Paper for non-commercial purposes only. Non-commercial applies only to the sale of the paper per se. For all copies of the Paper made by Authors, Authors must acknowledge ASME as original publisher and include the names of all author(s), the publication title, and an appropriate copyright notice that identifies ASME as the copyright holder.


Once your paper has been published by ASME, you may wish to submit it for inclusion in a non-ASME publication or to incorporate some or all of its elements in another work. Since ASME is the legal holder of copyright for its papers, it will be necessary for you to secure the permission of the copyright holder to have its material published in another source.

In this case, for permission to have your paper - in whole or in part, as is or adapted - published elsewhere, please submit your request here.


The ASME Publishing staff is available to discuss current ASME policy on permissions and rights. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at: permissions@asme.org.

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