Journal Paper Types
The Other category is for non-technical submissions, and is a generic catchall category for material that falls outside the definitions stated above.
Tutorial Articles undergo full peer review. A tutorial paper provides novel and original insight and reflection on the use of one or several methods of modeling, design, analysis, or synthesis in an accessible format that can be used for guided or self-instruction. The format for a tutorial paper is the same as a research paper. Recommended length: 9000 words.
Expert View articles undergo full peer review. An Expert View article is a brief overview of the most recent advances in a given area of Mechanical Engineering. The format for an Expert View is the same as a Research Paper. Length: 4500 words.
A research paper is a full-length, technically original research document that reports results of major and archival value to the specific community of engineers that comprise the journal audience. Research papers undergo full peer review. Recommended Length: 9000 words
A technical brief reports results that are of significant and archival value to the engineering community; however, these works are more limited in scope and length than a research paper. A technical brief may contain any of the following:
- preliminary report of a result not yet fully developed or interpreted
- commentary on a technical issue of potential interest to readers
Design Innovation Paper
A design innovation paper represents scholarly innovation in design that has technological implications. The archival value of such papers is in the innovation part of a design and not necessarily in the theory. This type of paper is intended for outstanding work in mechanical design that is concept oriented and does not necessarily require detailed theoretical or experimental development and analysis, but does have archival value in design practice, as well as potential technological implications. Design innovation papers undergo full peer review. Recommended Length: 7000 words
A discussion is a short article that critically addresses specific results or data provided in a published research paper. Publication of a submitted discussion is at the discretion of the editor. Recommended Length: 500 words
A closure is the response of an author whose paper is the subject of a published discussion. Publication of a submitted closure is at the discretion of the editor. Recommended Length: 250 words
An editorial is an article, usually written by the journal editor, that describes or introduces the content of the journal or a special issue, or that relates to the workings or practices of the journal or ASME.
A guest editorial is an editorial written by a guest editor for a specific journal issue or topic. Guest editorials are published at the invitation of the editor.
A book review is a brief critical and unbiased evaluation of a current book determined to be of interest to the journal audience. Publication of a submitted book review is at the discretion of the editor.
A technology review is a brief critical and unbiased evaluation of a current technology, application, or product determined to be of interest to the journal audience. Publication of a submitted technology review is at the discretion of the editor.
An announcement is a general or specific message deemed of interest to the journal audience. This might be a calendar of events for a particular ASME Division or group, a call for papers (invitation to present, attend and publish) for a conference affiliated or sponsored by ASME, or other journal-related messages that do not fall into a specific category. Publication of a submitted announcement is at the discretion of the editor.
An errata (or erratum) represents errors in a published work that have been discovered after the journal article has been published (print/electronic). Errata are issued to correct errors of such severity that may cause a misunderstanding or misrepresentation of the technical content presented. Errata are not published to correct minor typographic errors.
In Memoriam Publication is at the discretion of the editor.
Review articles organize, clarify, and summarize existing major works in science and engineering and provide comprehensive citations to the full spectrum of relevant literature.