Just Released Articles
ASCE is transitioning to a single-article publishing model. Accepted papers will receive a production check within a few days and once any outstanding queries are resolved by the author, the paper will be sent for copyediting, tagging, and typesetting. Authors will receive page proofs within 4-5 weeks of acceptance. Authors who return their completed page proofs within the 48 hour requested period will see final papers published online within 8 weeks of acceptance. No additional corrections will be accepted once a Just Released article has been published online.
Preview Manuscripts will no longer be posted for journals employing the single-article process.
Citing Just Released Articles
Traditional page numbers will no longer appear on the PDF or in the print editions of the journal. ASCE will use a Content Identifier (CID) which is generated automatically. The numbers will be sequential following the order in which papers are published online. Issues will be dynamically generated from the oldest papers in the Just Released section of the ASCE Library.
ASCE is changing the reference style used in the journals to accommodate this new process. The format for references is as follows:
Authors. (Year of initial publication). “Title of paper.” Journal abbr., DOI, CID/page number.
Irish, J. L., and Resio, D. T. (2013). “Method for estimating future hurricane flood probabilities and associated uncertainty.” J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, Ocean Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000157, 04013015.
Each journal is on a different schedule for implementing this process. This page will be updated with the Journal titles participating and the date.
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (June 2013)
Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice (July 2013)
Journal of Structural Engineering (August 2013)
Journal of Composites for Construction (August 2013)
Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (August 2013)
With the exception of the journals publishing Just Released articles (see above), accepted papers for all ASCE journals are posted online in manuscript form, prior to the final, copyedited issue being released online and in print. Each ASCE journal has a section dedicated to Preview Manuscripts. Participation by authors is optional.
Preview Manuscripts are citable. The citation ends with the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), an automatically generated unique identifier for intellectual property in the digital environment, and the posted date. A sample citation of a Preview Manuscript follows:
Gao, P. (2008). "Transition between two bed-load transport regimes: Saltation and sheet flow." J. Hydraul. Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-4774.1234567 (Feb. 15, 2008).
After a paper is posted online, it proceeds through copyediting and production. The final edited and composed version that is published online is considered the version of record. It bears the original date of posting and DOI in addition to the final publication date, volume, issue, and page numbers.
The final, formal citation of a paper in the journal that was first posted as a Preview paper follows:
Gao, P. (2009). "Transition between two bed-load transport regimes: Saltation and sheet flow." J. Hydraul. Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-4774.1234567, 340–349 (Feb. 15, 2008).
After final publication, the manuscript version of a paper is removed from the active list of Preview Manuscripts.
Once a paper is posted, no author changes can be made until page proof stage. Any substantive changes an author wishes to make after posting as a Preview Manuscript, including additional paragraphs/wording, changes to data, or modification of abstracts and/or conclusions, will be referred to the Journal editor. If the editor concurs that the requested changes/corrections have a significant/important impact on the science, a correction to the paper will be published online.Preview Manuscripts are included in the ASCE Library. Preview Manuscripts are also included in the e-mail notification of new papers, which can be requested through the ASCE Library's e-mail alerting system.