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CEE 429/599, Sustainability in Building Infrastructure, Aut 2016: Citations for ASCE Publications

Publishing with ASCE

If you are publishing a paper or article in a journal or conference from the ASCE, you will need to follow their citation formatting style guide. The following examples are based on the book:  "Publishing in ASCE Journals: A Guide for Authors" . (Chapter 5) (September 22, 2015)

Here are citation examples for various kinds of references:


Williams, F. A. (1985). Combustion Theory. Benjamin/Cummings, Menlo Park, CA.

Book chapter:

Turner, M. J., Martin, H. C., and Leible, R. C. (1963). "Further development and applications of stiffness method." Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis, 1st ed., (1), Wiley, New York, N. Y., 6-10.

Chapter in a book in a series:

Sutton, K. (1985). "Air radiation revisited." Thermal Design of Aeroassisted Orbital Transfer Vehicles, edited by H. F. Nelson, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, (96), AIAA, New York, N. Y., 419-441.

Conference paper:

Lazar, R. S., and Faeth, G. M. (1971). "Bipropellant droplet combustion in the vicinity of the critical point." Thirteenth (International) Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, 801-811.


Liggett, J. A., and Caughey, D. A. (1998). “Fluid statics.” Fluid mechanics (CD-ROM), ASCE Press, Reston, Va.

Conference paper in conference with a thematic title:

Rockwell, D., and Lin, J.-C. (1993). "Quantitative interpretation of complex unsteady flows via high image-density particle Iiage velocimetry." Optical Diagnostics in Fluid and Thermal Flow, Proceedings of SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering, (2005), Bellingham, WA, 490-503.

Theses and Dissertations:

Liu, Y.-L. (1988). "Effects of the intermediate principal stress on the strength and stiffness of a reinforced sand," thesis, presented to University of Cincinnati at Cincinnati, OH, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Thomas, R. F. (1994). "Accumulation of air toxics in the U.S. Arctic," thesis, presented to University of Cincinnati, at Cincinnati, OH, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Government report:

Gallagher, V. P., and Lerner, N. (1983). "A model of visual complexity of highway scenes." Report FHWA/RD-83/083, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Washington, D.C.

Journal article:

Cox, G., Merrill, R. C., Fronek, D., and Wilson, J. (1986). "Pavement management system with realtime microprocessor-based computation." Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, 1(2), 95-105.

Dickinson, L. W., and Waterfall, R. C. (1984). "Image processing applied to traffic. 1:General review." Traffic Engineering Control, 25(1), 6-13.

In press article:

Dasgupta, G. (2008). “Stiffness matrix from isoparametric closed form shape functions using exact integration.” J. Aerosp. Eng., in press.  

In press articles should be updated to include the actual publication information whenever possible.


Cartland, W. H. (1979). (To Rheem Manufacturing Company), "Solar heater freeze protection system," U. S. Patent 4,138,996, February 13, 1979.

Society Paper:

Bhutta, V. A., and Lewis, C. H. (1990). "Aerothermodynamic performance of 3-D and bent-nose RVs under hypersonic conditions," AIAA Paper 90-3068, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, N.Y.

Tech report:

Book, E., and Bratman, H. (1990). "Using Compilers to Build Compilers," SP-176, Systems Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.

Web site:

Burka, L. P. (1993). “A hypertext history of multi-user dimensions.” MUD history, <> (Dec. 5, 1994).

Sobhan, K., and Krizek, R. J. (1996).  "Fiber-reinforced recycled crushed concrete as a stabilized base course for
highway pavements."  Proceedings of the First International Conference on Composites in Infrastructure: Fiber Composites in Infrastructure held on January 15-17, 1996, pp.996-1011, (accessed 10/14/02).