Title History

The ASME Journal Program started with a single title "Transactions" in the year 1880. Currently, 30 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 
Applied Mechanics Review 1985
Journal of Applied Mechanics 1933 
Journal of Basic Engineering 1959 
Journal of Engineering for Industry
(Retitled: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering)
Journal of Heat Transfer 1959 
Journal of Engineering for Power 
(Retitled: Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power) 
Journal of  Lubrication (1)
(Retitled: Journal of Tribology)
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)
Journal of Vibration, Acoustics, and Reliability in Design  (2)
(Retitled: Journal of Vibration and Acoustics) 
Journal of Mechanisms, Transmission, and Automation in Design(2)
(Retitled: Journal of Mechanical Design) 
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 2004 
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)
Journal of Micro and Nano-Engineering 2013
Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science 2015
ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering 2015
Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification 2016
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems 2018
ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy 2018


  • 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