Editorial Quality

ACM Books is managed by three Co-Editors-in-Chief: Sanjiva Prasad of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Marta Kwiatkowska of Oxford University, and Charu Aggarwal of IBM, supported by an editorial board of distinguished Area Editors, collectively representing many of the major areas within computer science. Over time, additional subject areas and Area Editors will be appointed to the Board to complete the Series' coverage of the field.

Area Editors are responsible for inviting members of the community to submit book publication proposals, evaluating invited and unsolicited proposals and manuscripts in their areas, managing and overseeing peer review, and making final publication recommendations to the Editors-In-Chief. For an up-to-date list of all current Area Editors, please click here.

Publication Formats

ACM Books are high quality standards on timely schedules. Manuscripts are professionally edited and formatted, incorporating attractive series designs for interiors and covers. ACM Books are published in multiple digital formats, including downloadable pdfs and reflowable ebook formats. Volumes are also published in economical, attractive print form using cutting edge print-on-demand technology.


ACM Books are actively marketed to the computing community through multiple vehicles including advertising in ACM magazines, on dozens of ACM Web Sites targeting various segments of the computing community, and at a wide variety of ACM sponsored conferences. ACM Books receive personalized attention by leveraging the extensive and comprehensive ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) network of niche communities within the computing domain. Individual title publication is announced on appropriate ACM subscribed lists. The full text of ACM Books is available for indexing by major search engines to enhance discoverability, and MARC records are produced for inclusion in library catalogs.

ACM Books are offered as an additional purchase option for ACM’s more than 2,800 academic and corporate libraries worldwide that currently subscribe to the ACM Digital Library, as well as to the hundreds of academic, government, and corporate institutions interested in the computing domain. ACM Books is also offered to ACM’s 110,000+ individual members from over 100 countries around the world as an additional option to their annual membership dues and individual ACM Digital Library access charge.

Individual titles in print and digital form are made available for sale directly from Morgan & Claypool as well as through major global print and ebook retailers worldwide, including and Barnes & Noble.


The primary goal of the ACM Books series is to provide a broad distribution outlet for book authors in the computing community. Pricing the series so that it is affordable to ACM members and institutions around the world is a priority for ACM Books. ACM has a longstanding reputation for pricing its publications affordably, and this Series follows in that tradition. While individual titles in the series are available for purchase directly through Morgan & Claypool as well as the most popular online book retailers, such as, Barnes &, and Apple iBooks, the most affordable way for individual readers in the computing community to get access to all of the books published in the series is through the heavily discounted ACM Membership pricing option ($29 annual price for professional members and $10 annual price for student members). Another option is to make a purchase recommendation to your institution. Bundled pricing for academic, government, and corporate institutions makes it possible for all individual users within their institutions to have free and unrestricted access to all titles published in the ACM Books series. To make such a recommendation, please contact your institution’s librarian or information manager.