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Open access publishing: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The library’s agreement with ACM allows SU authors to publish open access in ACM journals at no cost. Authors can opt out of the OA arrangement and publish behind a paywall if they so choose. 

SU authors have access to the ACM Open model. This model offers unlimited Open Access publication and unlimited Read Acccess for a fixed annual price.

ACM Open Author Experience

An accepted manuscript is eligible for ACM OPEN when the corresponding author’s primary affiliation is one that currently participates in ACM OPEN (a list of participating institutions can be found here). The corresponding author is tasked with completing the ACM assignment of rights and permissions on behalf of their co-authors. The corresponding author designation must be made in the conference or journal submission system and the corresponding author must include their primary affiliation and use their institutional email address. The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address may additionally be stated. ACM will not update or change addresses after publication of the article.

Following transmission of the manuscript to ACM production, the corresponding author will be asked to complete the assignment of rights and permissions on our eRights form. It is on this form that the corresponding author may select the rights to be granted and their choice of Creative Commons license. Following submission of the eRights form, the corresponding author’s choices are logged with ACM and the appropriate rights statement is applied to the manuscript prior to publication.

ACM Publications Eligible for Open Access Publishing Under ACM OPEN


ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.