ACM Open license agreement 2024-2026

Royal Danish Library's National Licensing Consortium has, on behalf of Danish universities and other research institutions, entered a 3-year agreement with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


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Royal Danish Library's national licensing consortium, on behalf of the Danish universities and other research institutions, has entered into a 3-year agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for the period 2024-2026.

The ACM Open License Agreement allows authors affiliated with subscribing institutions to publish their accepted articles as Open Access.

Main points of the agreement

  • Full read access to ACM Digital Library content. This includes the ACM portfolio of journals, magazines, conference proceedings, newsletters, websites and multimedia files, as well as ACM-affiliated publications. E-books are not included.
  • Unlimited OA publishing for all Corresponding Authors in ACM journals, conference proceedings and journals.
  • No fees are charged for Open Access publishing, page charges, colour charges.
  • Accepted articles published on or after the effective date of the agreement or accepted for publication before the end date of the agreement are covered.
  • Eligible article types are research articles, review articles and conference or proceedings papers.
  • Corresponding Authors have the option of retaining copyright for their articles, including on behalf of all co-authors.
  • CC BY is the default license - although Corresponding Authors can choose any of the licenses in the Creative Commons license portfolio.

Agreement documents

The agreement between Royal Danish Library and the Association for Computing Machinery for the period 2024-2026 can be downloaded below.

For reasons of confidentiality and GDPR, some information and pages have been edited or removed from the agreement document.

What do I do as a researcher?

As a researcher at an institution covered by the agreement, you can publish your eligible article as Open Access after it has been accepted for publication.

The following institutions are covered by the agreement:

  • Aalborg University and University Hospital
  • Aarhus University and University Hospital
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • The IT University
  • Copenhagen Business Academy
  • University of Copenhagen and University Hospital
  • Roskilde University
  • University of Southern Denmark and University Hospital

Please note that you must be listed as corresponding author and use your institutional e-mail address when submitting the manuscript for review and when choosing between the two "rights assignment" options after acceptance.

Guidelines for Open Access Publishing

See general Guidelines for Open Access Publishing as corresponding author for license agreements between Royal Danish Library and publishers.