Overview for XRDS

The following resources provide existing and prospective authors with the information they need to define, compose, and submit an article for XRDS, ACM's magazine for students.

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. Interested authors are encouraged to send article proposals to xrds@acm.org. Please note that each issue of this quarterly magazine has a theme. Please check the editorial calendar to see the upcoming themes and submission deadlines.

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

Our readers are an integral part of the publication, and XRDS encourages letters to the editor (email xrds@acm.org), Twitter messages with the #xrds tag, and interaction on the XRDS Facebook page in order to help shape the magazine into one that you will eagerly await for each season.

Contact Us

Authors with feedback or questions about submissions not answered by the Author Guidelines are encouraged to please contact the editorial staff at xrds@acm.org.

Volunteer with XRDS Magazine

Student volunteers are needed for XRDS, ACM’s quarterly student publication that examines cutting-edge research in computer science and presents viewpoints on technology’s impact in the world today. You can apply for Web Editor; Digital Content Editor; Department Editor—Hello World; Department Editor—Careers; and Department Editor—Labz. For detailed information on how to apply and job description and eligibility requirements for each position please visit http://xrds.acm.org/volunteer.cfm.