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ACM Open

Association for Computing Machinery ACM Open

The Claremont Colleges Library has signed a transformative open-access agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Under this new agreement, Claremont Colleges' corresponding authors publishing in ACM journals, proceedings, and magazines can make their articles freely available to anyone (open access) at no cost to the author.

The Claremont Colleges Library will pay a single fee to ACM to cover both article publication costs and subscription access to the ACM Digital Library for the Claremont Colleges community. Authors will retain copyright to their articles and can choose to apply a Creative Commons license to their work to encourage sharing and reuse. The Claremont Colleges Library has transitioned to this model as part of our ongoing commitment to support open access at The Claremont Colleges and ensure immediate, free access to Claremont Colleges - authored publications for a broad audience, not just those with subscription access to ACM material. The agreement is a step in the transition towards ACM’s stated commitment to a future where all scholarly articles are published open access in the ACM Digital Library.

Author Eligibility:

  • All research articles, review articles, and conference or proceedings papers submitted to ACM by a corresponding author whose primary affiliation is one of the Claremont Colleges institutions are eligible to be made open access at no cost to the author under the terms of this agreement.
  • Articles submitted between 2023 July - 2026 June are eligible.
  • You must use your Claremont Colleges affiliated email address when submitting an article to be routed into the ACM Open program.

How the Process Works:

  • Upon acceptance, the corresponding author will receive an email with a link to ACM’s eRights platform.
  • Select the default option “Institutionally paid Open Access with Author Retaining Copyright and all rights to their work.”
  • If you prefer to publish your work privately, select one of the other two options.
  • If you’ve selected the “Institutionally paid Open Access” option, you’ll choose a Creative Commons license to apply to your article.
  • Your article will then be made available in the ACM Digital Library under the terms of the options you’ve chosen.