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SCELC ACM 2023-25 Read & Publish Open Access Agreement

Agreement Terms



Uncapped Read & Publish Agreement

Term 3 year: 2023 July - 2026 June  

10 Tiers based on Corresponding Author article output, to be reassessed for 2026 renewal

Pricing tiers
Participants Renewing and New SCELC members and affiliates 11 institutions: See
Publishing History
Publish Benefits    
APC Waivers Unlimited during the term of the agreement  
APC List Price (Waived) Proceedings: $700-$1000
Journal Articles: $1300-$1800
Eligible Journals All Hybrid & Fully OA ACM Conference Proceedings (500+), Journals & Technical Mags (70+) "Publish" Title List
Exclusions None


Eligible Authors Corresponding authors  
Eligible Articles Case Study, Interview, Research article, Review Article, Short paper, Survey Article, Technical Note / Editorial Note / Note, Tutorial Eligible & Ineligible  Article Types
Reuse Licenses CC-BY 4.0 Default,
Publication Rights & Licensing Policy
Repository Auto-deposit Optional system in place supports deposit of the Version of Record for corresponding author institutions and the Author Accepted Manuscript for secondary author papers   
Publishing History Current SCELC participants publish ~17 ACM Articles per year Institutional Publishing History
Read Benefits

Access to all closed articles in the ACM Digital Library (Content Overview)
1400+ Periodicals, 31000+ Proceedings, 135000+ theses, and more [Books are available separately]

"Read" Title List (KBART)
Post Cancellation 
Access Rights
Includes "perpetual use rights for all closed articles published in ACM Digital Library during the year(s) of their subscription  
Workflow Automated approach allowing author opt-out  
Agreement Setup Institutional Email Domain(s), Optional OA Reporting Dashboard, and Optional Institutional Repository Deposit Configuration Set up form
Author Identification
  • corresponding author & institutional email address at submission
  • author instructed to select Institutionally Paid Open Access / Permissions Release
    • Note that no additional payment is requires (it is covered by your libraries subscription)
    • Re-use rights are also selected as part of this workflow
  • ORCID is required of the corresponding author
  • If the corresponding author changes their email address from their institutional domain to a non-institutional domain, their paper will no longer be part of the ACM Open Program, although authors may change their email address if they are no longer at the institution and do not have access to that email inbox anymore
  • Default is Author...may select to retain copyright and give exclusive license to publish to ACM
Author Identification & Rights Workflow
Approval Automatic, unmediated  
Retrospective Conversion
  • ACM will retroactively open any APC-eligible articles published from the previous July 1 through to the date that your ACM Open workflow is set up. 
  • Rights and CC license cannot be changed or added after the VOR is published.
FMI: Retrospective Conversion Policy
Author Payments None  
Report Frequency TBD
Open Reporting Dashboard available on Demand, consortial overview, then by institution
Audited once per year coming out April 1 
Additional Info  
License In Progress Template