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(s) 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.