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Site Licenses

Benefits and Service

·  Access full text HTML and PDF articles, from every recognized device, 24 hours a day

·  Mobile-optimized content

·  The latest articles published on-line up to two months ahead of print publication

·  Get the latest news and research immediately by signing-up to Table of Contents e-alerts, delivered to your inbox

·  Valuable services that enable users to download key information, organize references, save images and tables in the user accounts

·  Article references link to the full abstracting services including: Goldfire, Crossref, SCOPUS, Ebsco A-Z

·  One administration account

·  Accessible for all institution types in every geological region

·  COUNTER-compliant usage reports

·  Post-cancellation rights

·  Accessible customer services

·  Tools to promote subscriptions within your institution are available.  For more information, please email asmedigitalcollection@asme.org

·  Technology integrating your institution name on to every content page informing users that full text access is a provided service from your institution, based on the information provided in your administration account.


Site license access to any ASME Digital Collection Content can be purchased on an annual basis. A current site license provides online access and post-cancellation, rights to all materials published during your site license supply period (usually 12 months)           

Post Cancellation

Post-cancellation rights apply to all purchased content. This does not include any additional content you were granted access to.           

For online access to ASME Journals or Conference Proceedings archive content 

There are two ASME archive packages. The Journal Archive and the Conference Proceedings Archive. The Journal Archive includes the content published between 1960-1999 and the Conference Proceedings Archive covers content published between 2000-2007. They are both available as a one-time purchase or an annual subscription. For more information and pricing on these two options, please email asmedigitalcollection@asme.org.           

For all other pricing, please visit the following areas:

https://www.asme.org/shop/journals for Journals

https://www.asme.org/shop/books - for Ebooks

https://www.asme.org/shop/proceedings for Conference Proceedings 

Free Trials

Institutions can request a 30 day free on-line trial of the ASME Digital Collection. Free trials provide on-line access via IP authentication and usage statistics will be provided and the end of the trial. To request a free trial, please send an email to asmedigitalcollection@asme.org           

Free trials are not available to individuals. Please ask the Librarian or Information Manager at your institution to arrange a trial on your behalf. Promotional tools to inform users of trial access are available from the librarian service center. 


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan is permitted to print format (but not electronically). Single copies of individual articles may be reproduced for distribution without charge to individual libraries of not-for-profit, non-commercial organizations in accordance with fair usage guidelines. Author reprints, commercial reprints and single issue sales in print may be purchased in lieu of ILL. For further information, please see reprints and permissions.     

Use of Licensed Material

Academic institutions – teaching staff may reproduce individual articles from licensed material for distribution to students accredited to the Licensee.

Corporate and government institutions – authorized users may print and/or download individual articles and other individual items from searches of the licensed content for research and regulatory purposes in the furtherance of the Licensee’s business.           


ASME’s post-cancellation policy ensures institutional customers can retain access to all licensed material upon cancellation of the license agreement. It is applicable to all institutional customers with a signed license agreement. Access is subject to payment of an annual access fee.           

The access fee supports the costs of hosting content and related customer service. Access fees do not apply to customers with a current license to the relevant publications. 

License Agreements

ASME’s license agreement is a legal document protecting the rights of our customers and ASME. Every customer is required to sign a license agreement at the start of their license. Addendums may be used to add additional publications to an agreement or to extend the license period, or when policy changes are required.           

ASME’s license agreement includes terms requested by libraries from the academic, corporate and government sectors. Agreements have been developed to protect the rights of our customers and to grant rights to use content in ways specific to an electronic resource and closest to traditional print usage. 

The license agreement outlines the contract details, including:

  • Licensed material – the publications licensed by the customer

  • License details – the identified Institutional Administrator and targeted IP range

  • Supply period – the start and end dates of the site license access period

  • License fee – the total price for access to all licensed material for the supply period

  • Terms – the interpretation of the agreement, including usage rights and restrictions, terms and warranties and customer service 

    The Agreement must be signed by both parties

    Current License Agreement can be found: https://www.asme.org/shop/journals/subscriptions 


    ASME works with consortia of various types and sizes and welcomes discussion with all consortium managers. 

    A consortium should consist of at least five member institutions, with a single point of contact for negotiations. The consortium should sign one license agreement and pay through one invoice. 

    Each institution within the consortium will need to allocate an account administrator who is responsible for setting up the institution’s account and will receive any service communications. COUNTER-compliant usage statistics are provided for each institution. ASME now offers a consortia report based on COUNTER 3-compliant data. 

    If you have specific questions, please contact asmedigitalcollection@asme.org


    Institutional customers have the option to purchase individual articles, referred to as “pay-per-view” to provide access to content not included in a site license. Full-text articles can be accessed on http://www.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org for seven days after purchase. 

    To purchase an article, simply click on the full-text or PDF version of the article. If you do not have a site license to that subscription or publication year, you will be presented with the option to purchase the article at the bottom of the page. Please note: you will need to register as a user of asme.org. 

    For customer support with your article purchase, email asmedigitalcollection@asme.org 

    Author reprints, commercial reprints and single issue sales are also available in print only. For further information, please see reprints and permissions. 

    Account Administration

    Using the institutional Administrator account, you can view many aspects of the settings through the Institutional Admin Dashboard, including:

  • IP Addresses

  • Open URL settings

  • Account number and contact information

  • COUNTER Reports

  • Holdings and subscription dates 

    If you are set-up with an Admin account, you should have a username/password to access your account. If you attempt to log-in and do not see the Institutional Admin Dashboard, you do not have an account or you are using the incorrect log-in credentials. Please contact asmedigitalcollection@asme.org for assistance with this. If you do not remember your password, it can be reset

    Please note: Librarians cannot change anything on their account (IPs, Admin affiliation, etc.) This information needs to be emailed to the above email. 

    COUNTER Reports

    COUNTER Report data is updated with prior month's data by the 5th business day each month. When the month's data is available, it will be visible in the date range drop down menus. When using Excel 2013, click on the "Enable Editing" button in the yellow ribbon labeled Protected View in order to populate the number of monthly full-text downloads. Below are the reports that are available: 



    If you have an Institutional Logo that you want to appear on your Page, you can send it to the above email. Please send it in jpeg format and it cannot be larger than 300x100. 

    K-bart and MARC Records

    The below information can be found at http://www.asmepress.org/librarydata.html


    For Journal Content by year and up-to-date Kbart files, you can also email asmedigitalcollection@asme.org for assistance.


    ASME Digital Collection Contacts:

    Digital Collection Sales:

    Warren Adams

    Director, Global Sales & Customer Care

    Email: AdamsW@asme.org

    Phone: 973-244-2223 

    Digital Collection Sales Representative

    Jessica Darczuk (The Americas)          Email: DarczukJ@asme.org   Phone: 973-244-2333 

    Paul Hiatt (Europe/Middle East/Africa) Email: HiattP@asme.org        Phone: 973-244-2252 

    Sharon Giordano (Asia/India)               Email: GiordanoS@asme.org  Phone: 973-244-2323 

    Digital Collection Support:

    Digital Collections Support Administrator

    Email: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org

    Phone: 973-244-2239 

    Digital Collection Sales and Support Mailing Address:


    150 Clove Road

    6 th Floor Little Falls, NJ 07424 

    Author Submissions

    Journals Submit a Paper – Follow this link to the ASME Journals Digital Submissions Site https://journaltool.asme.org/home/index.cfm

    Book Proposal Guidelines – If you are interested in publishing with ASME Press, you are welcome to submit a prospectus for consideration. https://www.asme.org/shop/books/book-proposals

Conference Proceedings Author Guidelines – The author instructions contain general information, requirements, guidelines, applicable tools, and necessary forms to assist in writing, formatting, and submitting a technical paper for ASME conference publication. https://www.asme.org/shop/proceedings/conference-publications/author-guidelines

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