Open Access

Driven by global engineering communities, ASME ensures that high-quality, rigorously peer-reviewed content is accessible and available to everyone, while also supporting compliance with government and funder mandates for OA publication, including Plan S for European-funded research.

ASME offers the option for authors to publish their papers Open Access across all our hybrid journals, or in our fully Open Access ASME Open Journal of Engineering with payment of an Article Publishing Charge (APC).

Open Access Types

Gold OA (Paid Open Access) 

Free to read on the publisher’s site immediately upon publication with author payment of an APC. 

Green OA 

Research papers are deposited in a public access (free) repository, which are most often institutional or subject related. 

Institutional Repositories: Green OA 

  • Institutional article deposits are supported with ASME permission. Send permission requests to with the following information:
    • ASME Paper Number 
    • Title 
    • DOI 
    • URL of paper (after it is published on the ASME Digital Collection) 
    • Description and link of funder, governmental, or institutional policy  
  • After the publication of the final paper, the Accepted Manuscript version is eligible for inclusion in an Institutional Repository to meet governmental, funder, or institutional accessibility requirements.
  • Inclusion will be with ASME © and a CC-BY reuse license. 
  • Conference paper institutional deposits are also supported with permission by contacting: 

Open Access Costs (APC)

ASME Journals (hybrid): $3000  

ASME Open Journal of Engineering (AOJE):  

  • ASME Members: $1700
  • Non-members: $1950 
Conference Proceedings: $1500 
  •  As of January 2023, authors have the option to publish their papers Open Access in all ASME Conference Proceedings
  • If the proceedings paper is subsequently published OA in an ASME journal, the $1500 is credited to your journal APC.

ASME Publishing Preprint and Self-Archiving Policy 

A preprint is a paper that is made available publicly via a community preprint server prior to (or simultaneous with) submission to a journal. Preprint servers, i.e., servers that allow for the posting of papers prior to submission for publication, are becoming more common across a range of disciplines. 

ASME Publishing understands that some authors look to make manuscripts available on such a server, and availability on a preprint server should not be a disqualifier for submission. In order to accommodate this, posting of preprints is not currently considered prior publication and will not jeopardize consideration by ASME Journals.    

  • If accepted for publication, ASME Publishing encourages authors to link from the preprint to their formal publication via its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). 
  • If a preprint is assigned a DOI, ASME will assign a new DOI to the accepted article as the version of record. 
  • Preprints should not be added to or enhanced in any way in order to appear more like, or to substitute for, the final versions of articles.

ASME Publishing believes that preprint servers have the potential to dilute citations to the version of record. In addition, preprint servers don’t provide information on submission, peer review decisions, and publication history including instances of erratum, retraction, etc.

The version of record can be placed on the following platforms as a way of maximizing discoverability:

  • the author’s personal website
  • the author’s company/institutional repository or archive
  • not for profit subject-based preprint servers or repositories

Authors should be careful not to assign copyright during the preprint process as it is required for maintaining the version of record. 

ASME Self-Archiving Policy

Self-archiving is a term used to describe authors posting their articles on their personal websites and/or on their employer’s websites.

When an article is accepted for publication in an ASME journal, authors are permitted to self-archive the accepted manuscript on their own personal website and/or in their funder or institutional repositories, for public release 12 months after publication. Authors should cite the version of record and DOI number on the first page of any deposited version and provide a link from it to the URL of the published article on the journal’s website.

US Funded Research 

ASME also participates in the CHORUS initiative whereby research papers of participating funders are only made available after a one-year embargo. 


Ms. Tamiko Fung 
Publishing Coordinator, Journals 

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