Publishing Policies

ACM has among the most liberal publishing policies of any scholarly publisher today. Our policies reflect ACM’s non-profit and mission-based approach to publishing high quality information for the computing community with an emphasis on wide-spread distribution and accessibility. Consistent with ACM’s general Publishing Policy, all ACM Books authors shall be given the option of signing a Copyright Transfer & Publishing Agreement or an Author-Exclusive License to Publish Agreement.

For detailed information about ACM’s general publishing policies or author rights, please visit the following websites:

ACM Author Gateway
Publication Rights & Licensing Policy

New ACM Policy on Authorship

ACM has a new Policy on Authorship, covering a range of key topics, including the use of generative AI tools. Please familiarize yourself with the new policy and the associated list of Frequently Asked Questions.