ASCE reference generator

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What is ASCE Style?

ASCE Style is a common name given to the referencing style developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The main rules and guidelines for ASCE references and citations are described in Publishing in ASCE Journals, a manual issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers itself.

ASCE Style is used predominantly in the field of civil and environmental engineering and is adopted by scholarly journals and university departments specialised in this field. Among scholarly journals adopting ASCE Style for references, the most notable ones are those published by the ASCE, e.g. Journal of Structural Engineering, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, International Journal of Geomechanics, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and so on.

Online ASCE citation generator by Grafiati

In order to ease the process of creating ASCE references and in-text citations for researchers, Grafiati has developed its proprietary ASCE reference generator. This tool performs all the duties related to the creation of ASCE format references. Its main features include but are not limited to the following:

  • The ASCE referencing generator by Grafiati is built based on unique algorithms rooted in a deep analysis of the current practices of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Thanks to this approach, our ASCE citation generator outperforms any of the ASCE generators offered by competitors in terms of precision and accuracy.
  • In addition to high-quality bibliographic references and author-date citations in ASCE Style, we also support a state-of-the-art ordering engine for your ASCE bibliographies, as well as the opportunity to create correct combined in-text citations for multiple sources in just a few clicks in compliance with the requirements of the American Society of Civil Engineers style.
  • The ASCE format reference generator by Grafiati is being updated and kept in line with the ongoing changes in the ASCE guide.
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Examples of bibliographic references in ASCE Style

Here are a few sample bibliographic entries for the most common source types compiled in accordance with the requirements of the American Society of Civil Engineers journals:


Fränzle, S., B. Markert, and S. Wünschmann. 2012. Introduction to environmental engineering. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH.

Book chapter

Mullins, A. G. 2014. “Design of drilled shafts.” In The foundation engineering handbook, 2nd ed., edited by M. Gunaratne, 351–378. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Journal article

Hartsfield, C. R., T. E. Shelton, B. O. Palmer, and R. O’Hara. 2020. “All-Metallic phase change thermal management systems for transient spacecraft loads.” J. Aerosp. Eng. 33 (4): 04020039.


Bahney, A. 2023. “US home builders ramped up construction in July, beating expectations.” Accessed August 24, 2023.

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