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Transformative Agreements

Here you will find information about SCU's transformative agreements, agreements that allow SCU-affiliated authors to publish Open Access articles at no cost

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Participating Journals

All Hybrid & Fully OA ACM Conference Proceedings (500+), Journals & Technical Magazines

What is the cost to the author?

No additional cost to author.

Publishing Workflow

  • Eligibility is confirmed via corresponding author & institutional email address at submission
  • Author should select Institutionally Paid Open Access / Permissions Release
  • Re-use rights are also selected as part of this workflow
  • ORCID for the corresponding author is required
  • If the corresponding author changes their email address from their institutional domain to a non-institutional domain, their paper will no longer be part of the ACM Open Program, although authors may change their email address if they are no longer at the institution and do not have access to that email inbox anymore
  • Although CC-BY is the default author license under ACM Open, the participating author has the choice to choose any of the Creative Commons license options or to grant ACM an exclusive right to publish. All authors publishing with ACM retain copyright of their work. 

Who Can Publish?

Corresponding authors identified by SCU institutional email

Which Article types qualify?

The definition ACM is using for APC-eligible articles is any of the following article types published in any ACM Publication (i.e. – journals, magazines, conference proceeding, etc.):

  • Research article
  • Short paper
  • Technical Note / Editorial Note / Note
  • Tutorial
  • Case Study
  • Interview
  • Review Article
  • Survey Article