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Guidelines and Information

Ethics Policies


For concerns regarding authorship, plagiarism, duplicate publication, simultaneous submission, misappropriation of research results, allegations of research errors, fraud, standards violations, conflicts of interest (undisclosed), or possible reviewer bias please send an email detailing your concerns with any supporting documentation to the Editor of the journal. The list of current Editors can be found here..


All allegations will be investigated by ASME and the Committee on Publication Ethics following the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



ASME Publishing supports and promotes ethics in publishing. To this end, ASME is committed to deterring and actively addressing plagiarism and self-plagiarism. The ASME Journal Program screens all submissions using CrossCheck's iThenticate software to determine the similarity to existing published material.


ASME is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and has implemented COPE recommendations for handling cases of plagiarism. For more information, please contact



The Office of Research Integrity has the following guide that may be a useful reference: Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide to Ethical Writing.



The corresponding author must provide the full name, email address, and institutional affiliation for all of the coauthors during submission.


The list of authors for a paper is a declaration that each individual has made a substantive and material contribution to the development and composition of the paper.


The affiliation for each author should reflect the primary institution where the research was conducted. If an author has changed their affiliation before publication, an author’s current affiliation can be included in a footnote to the author’s name where it appears on the first page.


The removal of an author from a paper after submission requires written confirmation from all of the authors originally listed. Requests should be forwarded to:


Changes to affiliations cannot be accommodated after the publication of a paper online.