Publications Request Form

Members of ASHRAE committees and others can use this form to submit ideas for new publications or to give ASHRAE early notice of a prospective publication. Also use this form to request help with preparation of a publication.

ASHRAE's Publications Committee evaluates the suitability of proposed topics based on the value of a proposed publication to the membership, the size of the expected audience, and the potential to recover publishing costs through sales of the publication. Topics for special publications may originate from ASHRAE research projects, from unsolicited proposals, or by referrals from Publishing and Education Council. When reviewing unsolicited material, the committee maintains confidentiality regarding the material submitted, if requested.

Proposals must be submitted at least 60 days before an ASHRAE conference to be considered by the Publications Committee at that conference.

For each accepted special publication, the committee identifies a cognizant ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) to oversee production of the technical content. For publications originating from ASHRAE research projects, the technical committee responsible for managing the research project also manages the technical content.

Following review and approval of the final technical content by the cognizant committee, ASHRAE Special Publications staff edits and formats the manuscript for publication.

Expression of Interest or Intent to Prepare a Special Publication
Submitted by (sponsoring committee or individuals):
Date submitted:
Proposed Title:
Source Material:
ASHRAE research project?
Expansion of existing ASHRAE material?
Supplement to ASHRAE Handbook chapter(s)?
Format of document (book, pamphlet, CD, chart video, etc.):
Estimate its size and describe its complexity:
What information or topics will this publication contain?
Please provide detailed, chapter-by-chapter outline.
Why is this publication needed? Who is the potential audience?
Other TCs or ASHRAE Committees that would be interested in this:
Development/funding of this publication will be done (check all that apply):
As a volunteer effort requiring no additional funding.
By contract with author(s) in exchange for a royalty on sales.
Using funding from (complete all that apply):
    ASHRAE Research (please provide project number, if available):       
    Other nonprofit association (please specify):       
    Trade association (please specify):       
    Commercial source(s) (please specify)       
    Government (please specify):       
    Other (please specify):       
Estimated completion date:
Do you need support from ASHRAE (e.g. writing, graphics, proofreading, editing, advice on formatting, suggested reviewers, research)?
Contact information
A copy of your submission will be sent to the email address you enter below.
Who will be the primary contact?
Email address:
Mailing address:

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Revision Date: September 24, 2009 2009 ASHRAE. All Rights reserved.