Overview for CACM

The following resources provide existing and prospective authors with the information they need to define, compose, and submit an article or manuscript for Communications of the ACM, the flagship publication of the ACM.

Author Guidelines and Submission Information

Authors are strongly encouraged to start with the Author Guidelines first to better understand the scope of submissions and the competition for their acceptance. Specific submission information is included here as it depends on the section of CACM that an author wishes to submit to. 

Information Regarding Policy, Rights, and Permissions

  • Review ACM's Publishing Policy for information covering the transfer and publishing license agreements and permissions.
  • Read our information regarding Third-Party Material for information on requesting permissions, attribution requirements, completing the copyright form, as well as other useful information.
  • Review ACM's Author Rights for information regarding authors' rights management and Open Access options.

Promotion Information

Kudos is a web-based service that helps CACM authors increase the visibility and impact of their articles. ACM makes the service available to CACM contact authors who want assistance with increasing usage of and citation to their articles. Authors can view the information regarding the Kudos service here.

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Authors with feedback or questions about submissions not answered by the Author Guidelines are encouraged to Contact Us.