ASCE is pleased to offer options for making individual journal articles and conference papers freely available to the public. The following options with specific rights are detailed below.
ASCE Open Access: Journal Articles Only
Once a submitted manuscript has been accepted for publication, the corresponding author will have the option to request that his or her paper be Open Access. Open Access papers will be published online and will be accessible without a subscription to anyone who accesses the paper at ascelibrary.org. The paper will be “open” immediately upon online publication. Authors who choose this option will retain copyright and be asked to accept a licensing agreement following Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
The CC BY license allows authors to retain copyright but licenses the use of the article to ASCE as the publisher. Others may use all or portions of the content of the paper without seeking permission from ASCE or the author. Any such use must contain an attribution to the original author. ASCE will maintain copyright to our presentation of the paper meaning that the final PDF may not be re-used without permission from ASCE.
The fee for this service is $1750. Funds must be received before the paper will be published online. Authors may pay directly or request an invoice if their Institution or a sponsor is making the payment. An Open Access icon will appear with the paper to indicate that it is freely available. Authors will be asked about purchasing ASCE Open Access when page proofs are received.
ASCE Sponsored Access: Available for Journal Articles and Conference Papers
For papers that have already been published online, ASCE offers Sponsored Access. Any party that wishes to allow access to content to the general public may request that ASCE lift subscription restrictions to an article. Under this arrangement, the sponsor may link to the open article but may not post the PDF or the full-text HTML on an external site.
ASCE will retain copyright per the copyright transfer agreement signed by the author prior to publication. No changes to the copyright agreement will be permitted.
Journal Articles: The fee for this service is $1000 and is only available for articles that are 24 months past online publication. An Open Access icon will appear with the paper to indicate that it is freely available.
Conference Papers: The fee for this service is $500 and is available for articles immediately upon online publication. An Open Access icon will appear with the paper to indicate that it is freely available.
Permission to Reuse ASCE Content
Information about gaining permission to reuse ASCE content
is available. Please note that ASCE does not permit digital reuse of entire articles, chapters or books.