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Reuse Author's Own Material

As the original author of an ASCE journal article or proceedings paper, you are permitted to reuse your own content for another ASCE or non-ASCE publication.
The following restrictions apply: 
  • Permission is denied if you request to republish an entire article in an ASCE or a non-ASCE publication.
  • Permission is denied if the requested content constitutes more than 25% of your work in a new publication.
  • Internet posting of the published version of your article is strictly prohibited.
  • If the request is for an online coursepack, the site must be password-protected.
  • If you wish to photocopy your content, the total number of copies cannot exceed 100. If you need more than 100 copies, please contact ASCE Permissions directly.  

If the content has been prepared by an employee within the scope of employment, the employer shall enjoy the same rights as the authors.

If the content was prepared under a U.S. government contract, the federal government shall have the rights under the copyright law to the extent required by the contract.   

Posting Your Article or Paper Online

Published Article

Authors may post a PDF of the ASCE-published version of their work on their employers' Intranet with password protection. Please add the statement: "This material may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This material may be found at [URL/link of abstract in the ASCE Library or Civil Engineering Database].” 
Draft Manuscript
Authors may post the final draft of their work on open, unrestricted Internet sites or deposit it in an institutional repository when the draft contains a link to the bibliographic record of the published version in the ASCE Library or Civil Engineering Database. "Final draft" means the version submitted to ASCE after peer review and prior to copyediting or other ASCE production activities; it does not include the copyedited version, the page proof, or a PDF of the published version.