ACM Free Open Access Publishing

No APCs for authors when publishing in open access in an Association for Computing Machinery journals or conference proceedings

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ACM Free Open Access Publishing


Hybrid, Fully open access
Physical Sciences & Mathematics
31 Dec 2024

EIFL has negotiated a free read & publish agreement for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hybrid and open access journals and conference proceedings for authors from eligible EIFL countries. This means that corresponding authors from these countries will not have to pay any Article Processing Charges (APCs) when they publish a research article in open access in one of approximately 70 ACM journals published annually and in ACM conference proceedings volumes.

The agreement is valid for ACM’s fully open access and hybrid journal titles and conference proceedings.
Below are the agreed terms:

  • No Article Processing Charges fees for corresponding authors from: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Corresponding authors from Eligible Countries will be automatically recognized when submitting their article to an ACM journal or conference proceeding and will be offered the applicable APC waiver.

When the corresponding author submits an eligible country name as their correct country affiliation, they will automatically be processed through the ‘read and publish’ workflow that will allow them to retain author copyright and place CC-BY author rights on the article.

You can view the title list here. This title list will be updated twice a year, no later than 31 July and 31 January each year. The current list was confirmed on 31 January 2024.

If you attend an ACM conference and submit your paper to the conference proceeding, you can publish in open access without an APC.

You can view the list of ACM conferences here. Conference proceedings published after each conference.

Computing, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Database Systems, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Networks, Information Systems, Internet, Mobile and Multimedia Technologies.

Click on your country below to get the list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated open access publishing terms for. You can browse the list by subject, impact factor, and publisher.

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Contact us if you have questions Licensing Programme Manager Lorraine Estelle: