ERIC Number: ED045335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Postmeeting Publication of Material Presented at the February 1968 Semiannual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Research in Scientific Communication.
Reported is a study of the subsequent dissemination of information by authors who presented material at a meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The results of the survey include the following: 57 percent of the authors submitted the material to journals, and, although some papers were not yet accepted, only one was rejected. Three percent of the authors still planned publication, and over half of the remaining 40 percent indicated that their presentations were not suitable for publication. Ninety percent of the material published appeared or will appear in the "ASHRAE Journal" or "ASHRAE Transactions". Within four months of the meeting, 67 percent of the material destined for publication had been published. The authors' publication plans reported at the meeting were not good predictors of their actual submissions: far more attempted journal publication than originally intended to do so. Twenty percent of the meeting presentations were disseminated only at the meeting. This report makes some recommendations to ASHRAE concerning this material. Some other characteristics of the publication behavior of the authors are identified, and a copy of the questionnaire used is appended. (Author/AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Information.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for Research in Scientific Communication.