Open Access

Open Access, Plan S, and ASME

ASME supports compliance with government and funder mandates for Open Access publication, including Plan S for European-funded research.

ASME currently offers authors the choice to publish their papers Open Access across all our technical journals with payment of an Article Publishing Charge (APC) or through traditional subscription access with no cost to the author.

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

Authors also have the option to archive their final post-refereed manuscripts in an approved repository.


Gold OA = Paid Open Access
Free on Publisher’s site immediately upon publication with payment of APC. ASME currently offers authors an open access (OA) choice for journal articles, with payment of an Article Processing Charge (APC) of $3,000. 

Green OA = University and Institutional Repositories
Public access (free) on institutional site without fee. Must include ASME citation information and link to archival ASME paper on The ASME Digital Collection.

Plan S - Initiative from European funding agencies. Initially required authors to publish only in fully (100%) open journals. After feedback from the scholarly publishing community and non-profit society publishers including ASME, Plan S has been delayed to 2021,  giving publishers time to transition designated titles to full Open Access by the end of 2024. (Note that proposed Plan S mandates continue to change and are not final yet.)

Conference Papers

Options for publishing open access conference papers, with payment of APCs, will be developed with input from ASME technical groups and other constituents in the coming months.

ASME Journals Digital Submission Tool

These policies only apply to papers published in the ASME Journal Program.

Open Access

After a paper is accepted, authors can choose to pay Article Publication Charges (APCs) so that their paper is immediately available upon publication in compliance with funder mandates.

The papers publish with an ASME © and either a CC-BY-NC-ND or a CC-BY reuse license.

Cost: $3000.
Papers will publish following receipt of payment.

Please send questions to:
Ms. Tamiko Fung Publishing Assistant Journals
2 Park Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10016-5990

Institutional Repositories

Institutional deposits are supported with permission.

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.

Send permission requests to:

Please include the following with a permission request:

  1. ASME Paper Number
  2. Title
  3. DOI
  4. URL of paper after it is published on the ASME Digital Collection
  5. Description and link of funder, governmental, or institutional policy
  6. Preprint Servers

Preprint Servers

Authors can submit to preprint servers following the submission to an ASME journal.

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