Overview for Ubiquity

The following resources provide existing and prospective authors with the information they need to define, compose, and submit an article for Ubiquity, ACM's peer-reviewed Web-based magazine devoted to the future of computing and the people who are creating It is a free, open-access service by ACM for the entire computing professional community, whether or not they are members.

Author Guidelines and Submission Information

Authors are strongly encouraged to start with the Submission Information for specific information regarding how to submit blogs (short pieces with a grounded opinion by the author), commentaries (peer-reviewed essays that seeks to explain or enlighten), tutorials (simplifying explanations something complex emerging technology), interviews, videos, and symposia proposals. If you would like to blog for Ubiquity, send us a proposal or draft at blog@ubiquity.acm.org. For all other authors, we strongly encourage you to submit a pitch first. Without making a pitch, you can submit an article directly to the Manuscript Central system for Ubiquity. Follow the author submission protocol there.

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.

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Contact Us

Authors with feedback or questions about submissions not answered by the Submission Information are encouraged to please contact the editorial staff at editors@ubiquity.acm.org.

Ubiquity’s Communication Corner Helps Improve Writing and Speaking Skills

Have you always wondered how you can improve your writing and communicate more effectively? Ubiquity, ACM's online magazine of critical analysis and in-depth commentary, offers Communication Corner, a monthy feature by Philip Yaffe, retired Wall Street Journal reporter and Ubiquity editorial board member. Each installment includes an essay on a fundamental aspect of effective writing or speaking; an exercise to help you practice writing on the topic being discussed; and an invitation to submit your exercise for possible critique.