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Guide for publishing with ASHRAE 

    • There are many ways ASHRAE members may approach generating content for publication by ASHRAE. This document details these ways for prospective authors.

Publications Request Form       

    • Prospective authors should fill out this form to propose a Special Publication for consideration by the Publications Committee. It is best for authors to already have TC support before filling out this form. Once the form is submitted, the Publications Committee will review the proposal and determine if the publication should proceed.

ASHRAE Authoring Portal       

      • Please contact to get an authoring team set up to use the ASHRAE Authoring Portal for a new book project or book revision project.

    ASHRAE Commercialism Policy and Guidelines                   

    Interactive Authors’ Manual for Books and Papers

      • This indispensable document provides useful guidance to authors regarding avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, requesting permission, formatting tables, generating separate figure files, and much more.

    Figure Permission Scenarios

      • Unsure whether you need permission for images you want to use in your book? This document offers different scenarios and what you should do about them.

    Permission Request Form

      • Use this fillable permission form to request permission to reprint images from other sources.

    Submitting Manuscripts to Special Publications

      • This one-page summary details the materials that the Special Publications editorial staff team needs when a completed book is submitted to ASHRAE for publication.

    Checklist for Book Proofs

      • This document lists what Special Publications will ask authors to check in the proof of their book before it is sent to the printer.

    Instructions for Putting Comments into Proof PDFs

      • This document provides instructions for commenting in Adobe Acrobat for those authors who are unfamiliar with the software.

    Research and Writing Aids

    For TCs Use Only