NEW CHANGES TO
ACM is pleased to announce important changes to our publications
policy aimed at increasing exposure to and the impact of our
publications on the global computing community. These changes
further empower ACM authors to more widely distribute and make
available their work, while at the same time taking advantage of the
numerous bene;ts and prestige of publishing with ACM.
Some highlights of the new policy:
• ACM authors now have the option of retaining copyright and other
important ownership rights by selecting one of ACM’s “Copyright
Transfer”, “Exclusive License to Publish”, or “Non-Exclusive Permission to
• ACM authors now have the option of making their work perpetually
free to the world via the ACM DL platform by participating in the new
ACM Open Access publication program.
• ACM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) now have the option of making
their ACM conference proceedings freely available to the world on a
limited basis via the ACM Digital Library, SIG, or conference websites.
For detailed information about these new options, as well as
information about ACM’s complete publications policy, please visit