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Open Access Publishing Agreements

ACM Open (Association for Computing Machinery)

This guide provides details of open access agreements with publishers facilitated by IReL (Irish Research eLibrary) which typically allow corresponding authors from eligible institutions to publish their articles open access immediately on publication.

ACM Publishing Agreement


Agreement period

1 Jan 2023 — 31 Dec 2025

Agreement details
The open access publishing agreement with ACM Open allows corresponding authors from Maynooth University to publish articles accepted for publication open access in the
ACM Digital Library without author-facing article processing charges (APCs).

It also continues to provide complete access to the ACM Digital Library .

Eligible journals

Eligible article types

“Eligible Articles: Articles in the ACM Digital Library designated as research articles by ACM at time of publication, including articles commonly referred to as research articles, review articles and conference or proceedings papers, and any other article types in the Licensed Materials for which ACM would otherwise charge an Article Processing Charge (APC) during the term of this Agreement.”

Eligible authors
At the time an article is submitted for publication, the corresponding author must be a current staff member or student of Maynooth University.

In the article submission process the corresponding author must correctly identify their institution and use their institutional email address. For example:

Submitting authors will be presented with three publication options:
1.  Institutionally Paid Open Access (CC-BY open access) – the default option we recommend 
2.  Closed Access with Exclusive Licence to Publish / Licence 
3.  Closed Access with copyright transfer 

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