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Open Access Support at UR

Provides information to UR-affiliated authors on open access publishing options at the university.

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM Open)


  • Publisher website:  
  • Journals:
  • Criteria for participation: UR-affiliated corresponding author.
  • Description: University-wide agreement with unlimited OA articles (CC-BY license) with automatic approval based on corresponding author affiliation.
  • Guidance for authors:
    • An accepted manuscript is eligible for ACM OPEN based on the corresponding author’s primary affiliation (University of Rochester).

    • The corresponding author is tasked with completing the ACM assignment of rights and permissions on behalf of their co-authors. The corresponding author designation must be made in the conference or journal submission system and the corresponding author must include their primary affiliation and use their institutional email address. The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done. If an author has subsequently moved, the current address may additionally be stated. ACM will not update or change addresses after publication of the article.

    • Following transmission of the manuscript to ACM production, the corresponding author will be asked to complete the assignment of rights and permissions on ACM's eRights form. It is on this form that the corresponding author may select the rights to be granted and their choice of Creative Commons license. Following submission of the eRights form, the corresponding author’s choices are logged with ACM and the appropriate rights statement is applied to the manuscript prior to publication.​​​​​ 

    • ACM Open - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Period: 3 years; 08/01/2023-06/30/2026 [manuscript acceptance date]