New Service Makes Civil Engineering Research/Information Available Faster

World’s Largest Publisher of Civil Engineering Information, American Society of Civil Engineers, to Make Journal Manuscripts Available Online within 72 Hours of Acceptance

Reston, Va.—Every year, new research and information that can help advance the practice of civil engineering becomes available to the professional community. In an effort to get that information out into the professional community as quickly as possible, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has launched a new service—Preview Manuscripts— that gives the authors of its journal articles the opportunity to have their work published online within 72 hours of acceptance into one of the Society’s 31 journals.

While a final copyedited version of each article will still be published online and in print, the new service will allow the latest civil engineering research to become available at least six months to a year in advance. The peer-reviewed manuscripts will be accessible to ASCE’s journal subscribers, with abstracts being searchable at and full text PDFs being downloadable on each journal’s Preview Manuscripts page. Preview Manuscripts will also be citable by their official publication date and unique digital object identifier.

As the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering information, ASCE produces 55,000 pages of technical content each year. The ASCE Online Research Library is a full-text database that contains more than 45,000 journal articles from all 31 journals (1983 to the present), and 21,000 proceedings papers from nearly 200 conference proceedings. For more information on the Preview Manuscripts service, visit

About ASCE
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 146,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit