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Publication Charges

Research Papers and Technical Briefs selected for publication in an ASME Journal are subject to voluntary and non-voluntary (mandatory) page charges. These charges are invoiced based on the typeset proofs. Further details on these charges are provided below.


There are no chages for color graphics reproduced in the online version of papers. Additional charges are assessed for color graphics in the print version of the paper. Printing in full color is at the author's discretion, and the author will be billed for these additional charges. While the author may not be invoiced until after the paper is published, authors must commit to payment of these charges in advance of publication. See details below.


Voluntary Page Charges

Publication is NOT dependent upon payment of the voluntary page charge. Voluntary page charges are optional. The first 9.33 pages of an article selected for publication are assessed a voluntary page charge of $75 per printed journal page calculated from the number of printed pages of the author's typeset proof. The total amount will be invoiced, through the author, to the author's company, institution, or agency. Payment is optional. One hundred (100) free reprints are provided when the paper has been published in a journal and the voluntary page charges have been paid.


Mandatory Excess-page Charges

Charges are assessed for the number of pages beyond t

he standard length for an ASME Journal paper of nine (9) printed journal pages. Should an ASME Journal paper exceed the standard length of 9 printed pages, the lead author will be assessed a mandatory excess-page charge of $200 per page for each page over 9 pages. This charge is determined by the number of printed pages as shown in the author's proof, and it will be included, as a separate item, on the same invoice as the voluntary page charge. Payment is mandatory and does not entitle the author to free reprints. Please note that failure to pay mandatory charges may result in your paper being withheld from publication.


A research paper should not exceed 9000 words. Beyond this amount, a mandatory excess-page charge will be assigned. To estimate figures and tables: 1 journal page = 1000 words, half journal page (one column) = 500 words, half column = 250 words, quarter column = 125 words. The Editor reserves the right to send papers that exceed the length limitation back to the author(s) for shortening before initiating the review process.


Charges for Additional 4-Color Artwork in Print

Because ASME does not customarily print in full color, all figures should be designed for reproduction in black and white (e.g., all distinctions to be made must be created through the use of varying degrees of black shading, and/or through the use of textural patterns). If, however, you believe that the inclusion of four-color artwork is essential to the publication of your paper, and if you are willing to incur the additional charges incurred in printing in four-color, please make this known upon submittal of your final paper. This request must be made in the comments box on the file upload screen; please indicate which figures should be printed in color and be certain to provide them as such in the acceptable format.

An invoice with estimated costs will be sent to the Corresponding Author:


Final cost depends on where the figures fall in the typeset version of the paper.


If payment is made ASME will honor any refund for over-payment.


While authors may not be invoiced for these charges until after the paper is published, authors must commit to payment of these charges prior to publication.


NOTE: All artwork in the on-line version of our journals will be provided in 4-color at no additional charge.