ACM Signs New Transformative Open Access Agreements with MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Iowa State, and California Digital Library
UPDATED February 24, 2020 MIT Framework For Publisher Contracts Yields New Open-Access Model (via MIT Libraries)
UPDATED February 10, 2020: ACM’s New Open Access Agreements: A Q&A with Scott Delman (via SK)
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, entered into transformative open access agreements with several of its largest institutional customers, including the University of California (UC), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Iowa State University (ISU). The agreements, which run for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2020, cover both access to and open access publication in ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines for these universities, and represent the first transformative open access agreements for ACM.
Under the new agreements, faculty and students of UC, CMU, MIT and ISU will continue to receive unlimited and unrestricted access to all articles in the ACM Digital Library during the three-year term. Beginning January 1, 2020, articles with corresponding authors from these institutions published during the period of the agreements in ACM journals, conference proceedings and magazines will be made openly available at the time of publication at no cost to the authors.
Additionally, ACM will make deposits into institutional repositories for all co-authors from these universities. The new agreement also expands the range of rights authors retain when publishing with ACM.
This new transformative open access publishing model was developed in collaboration with UC, CMU, MIT and ISU.
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