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Read & Publish Agreements Negotiated by CAUL


ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.

ASME offers the option for authors to publish their papers Open Access across all our hybrid journals for a fee. Under the CAUL agreement, with a subscription to either Package 2 or Package 9, APC fees are discounted or completely waived when publishing OA articles

Key facts

This page was last updated on 12 March 2024.

Participating institutions

The following institutions participate in this agreement:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • CQUniversity
  • Curtin University
  • Deakin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • University of Wollongong

Authors who do not see their institution listed above should contact library staff to enquire further.

Agreement details

This agreement allows authors from participating institutions to publish in all of ASME's hybrid journals without the need for any transactional open access article processing charge (APC).

This is an uncapped agreement. There is no limit on the number of articles that can be published OA under this agreement.

Article eligibility

Articles submitted from 1/1/2024 are eligible to be published open access under this agreement.

Article types

The following article types are eligible for open access under this agreement:

  • All

There are no exclusions.

Author eligibility

As defined by the publisher, the eligible author is:

Authors, co-authors, etc. that are affiliated with the University and have submitted their paper through the University domain provided to ASME.

Responsible corresponding authors must include a participating institution as one of their affiliations to benefit from this agreement. 

Authors will be identified as eligible for open access publishing by their:

  • institutional affiliation
  • email address

Responsible corresponding authors must use their institutional email address when submitting an article for publication

Responsible corresponding authors should not use personal email addresses (e.g. Hotmail, Gmail). Doing so may result in delayed approval of the article or the article may not be approved to be published open access under the terms of the agreement. 

Discount schemes

Authors at the following institutions may benefit from a 50% APC discount:

  • Macquarie University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of South Australia
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Waikato
  • University of Western Australia

Title list

The agreement allows for publishing in all journals. The complete title list is available online. If you wish to publish open access, please check to ensure that your desired journal is included.

Hybrid journals that 'flip' to OA during the course of this agreement will remain available for OA publishing for the duration of the agreement.

Author rights

Articles from authors at participating institutions may be published under the following Creative Commons licenses:

  • CC BY

Author retains all rights as per the CC licence.

Further information about licenses is available on the publisher's website.

The Creative Commons licenses allow reuse (some with conditions) while protecting the authors' rights of acknowledgment as authors. 

Article approvals

Article approvals are managed by the publisher via a custom publisher platform.

Other charges

ASME does charge additional fees for page and/or colour fees. Authors should always check each journal’s submission guidelines to ensure that they will not be subject to any other fees or charges.

Open access workflow

How to submit your article for open access publishing

The following instructions for authors have been provided by the publisher. Further details are available on the publisher’s website.

Step-by-step guide to authors publishing papers:
Author would either submit their paper on our platform at under any of our 33 journals, there is a tab entitled “Submit paper”.  They can also submit their paper on our website at  There is a hyperlink called “Submit paper”.  Either way, they will be brought to our Journal Tool, called Journal Connect and they would log in or create a new account (if a paper has never been submitted through ASME) using their University domain that was given to ASME.  This email will be used to track their paper (and record both submitted and published papers) throughout the process.  Once logged into Journal Connect, they would follow the screens that I have attached; selecting the journal they wish to publish their paper in, and all of the information that is needed for this.  Once their paper is accepted, they will log back into Journal Connect and choose the option “Yes, my Institution has an OA Agreement”.  Every participant in this model is now listed on the Journal Tool, so authors will clearly see their institution participates.  

Example screenshot(s):

Contact details


Please email for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.


Please email for questions regarding this agreement. Please include your full name, institution, article title, journal name and DOI (if available), and state the reason for your enquiry.