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.