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General Resources


ASCE strives to publish books that demonstrate excellence in the quality of technical information and the clarity of expression. You are expected to present your ideas in a manner that is logical, accurate, and as concise as possible. It is important that technical terms, notations, and symbols are defined and used with reasonable consistency.

This section of general resources for ASCE book authors presents guidelines on points that often cause confusion or that may be handled differently by other publishers. These guidelines are by no means comprehensive. If you have questions about style points not discussed here, please consult with your ASCE staff contact.

For All Books

These guidelines are relevant to the preparation of all books, as well as conference proceedings papers.

For Typeset Books only

These guidelines apply ONLY to ASCE Press books, manuals of practice, and standards.