New Open Access Publishing Agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Tufts has signed a transformative open access agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Under this new agreement, Tufts 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. 

Tufts will now pay a single fee to ACM to cover both article publication costs and subscription access to the ACM Digital Library for the Tufts 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 Tufts libraries have transitioned to this model as part of our ongoing commitment to support open access at Tufts and to ensure immediate, free access to Tufts-authored publications for a broad audience, not just those who have 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.

Read more about the ACM Open agreement and how it works, or contact David Fristrom, Research Library for Engineering, with any questions.


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