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ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Citation Style

This guide describes how to cite particular types of sources in the ASME approved style. The ASME website offers templates to authors for formatting submissions. This approach may be simplest. 

Papers are submitted as PDF's only

Guidelines for ASME Citations

The ASME citation style mostly follows the Chicago Manual of Style. In Chicago style, the author-date system is more common in the sciences and social sciences. In this system, sources are briefly cited in the text, usually in parentheses, by author’s last name and year of publication. Each in-text citation matches up with an entry in a reference list, where full bibliographic information is provided.

The info below comes from the ASME general overview of their citation style: 

  • Within the text, references should be cited in numerical order according to their order of appearance. The numbered reference citation within text should be enclosed in brackets.
  • In the case of two citations, the numbers should be separated by a comma [1,2]. In the case of more than two references, the numbers should be separated by a dash [5-7].
  • References should be listed together at the end of the paper; footnotes should not be used for this purpose.
  • References should be arranged in numerical order according to the sequence of citations within the text. Each reference should include the last name of each author followed by initials.

The most notable difference between Chicago style and ASME is the position of the date. In ASME the date follows the author's names.