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TECS only accepts papers in electronic form. Before submission, please make sure that the document meets the requirements as described below. Otherwise, the document may be rejected without undergoing the review process.
Authors submitting articles for peer-review to ACM must make certain representations. These representations are as follows.
In cases where an author feels a particular representation cannot be made by but that submission is appropriate, the author should contact the editor or program chair prior to submission to discuss the situation and determine whether submission will be permitted. For more details of this policy please visit http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/author_representations.
ORCID provides an identifier that distinguishes the researcher. During registration of the author's account on Manuscript Central, the author will be asked to enter their ORCID ID. This is where the author must insert the ORCID ID.
Ensure that the page limit does not exceed 25 pages. Please note that the page limit is fixed by ACM Headquarters. Hence, buying of additional pages is not possible, and papers longer than 25 pages will be rejected without going through the review process.
ACM has partnered with American Journal Experts (AJE) to provide language editing (and translation) services to ACM authors. AJE has helped thousands of researchers around the world to present their research in polished English suitable for publication in journals such as those published by ACM. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files.
To take advantage of this partnership, visit http://www.aje.com/c/acm15 and enter referral code ACM15 for a 15% discount off all AJE services. (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a paper.)
Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide pages: http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions/
In Manuscript Central, ensure that the submission is "PDF proof". Only PDF proof papers can be downloaded and properly viewed. This requires that no security settings are set, and no type 3 fonts are used. Otherwise the paper cannot be downloaded, and subsequently it will be rejected.
If you provide a cover letter, then insert it in the field "Author's Cover Letter:" instead of uploading a separate file.
We strive to return a review result within six months of submission. We believe that this interval is long enough to ensure quality reviews but short enough to be fair to authors. Since the reviews are done by volunteers, the review process takes sometimes more time. Authors should direct their questions about the review process to the Assistant to Editor-in-chief or to the corresponding Guest Editor if you have submitted to a special issue.
A revised submission should include responses to the reviewers' comments after the body of the revised paper. A good format is to list for each reviewer a summary of each comment followed by your response.
Put the Comments To Reviewers directly in the field "Author's Response" instead of uploading a separate file. Only there can reviewers read your response to the reviewers comments.
Once your submission is accepted for publication, you will receive an email with information regarding the final production process. You will be asked to submit the following through your Author Center in Manuscript Central.
Item 1 can be included as a separate file (plain text or PDF preferred) in the publication packet. The electronic files should be included in a zip file. Please name your packet with your submission number including revision number. Please also mention the name of the Special Issue, if your contribution is meant for a special issue. If your publication packet is larger than 35 megabyte, please contact the Assistant to Editor-in-Chief who will give you a link for uploading your publication packet.
Your zipped files should not be unpacked. Upload a zipped file in the File Upload section and select the “Supplemental File” designation. UPLOAD ONLY YOUR FINAL PUBLICATION FILES INCLUDING ANY SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL (MOVIES, VIDEOS, ONLINE APPENDIXES, ETC.). If you have an updated file, please delete the original version and upload the revision. If a supplemental file exceeds 100MB, load it into a separate zip. (After uploading, designate the order in which your files appear using the drop-down menu in the "order" column. Click on PDF to view your paper, then click "Save and Continue.")
Kindly submit the publication packet within one month after notice of acceptance
Please remember to:
The Assistant/Editor in Chief sends your publication packet to the ACM production team. The publication date depends on the total publication flow and is not a guaranteed date.
Please provide a brief description of your supplementary online-only material (i.e., text and multimedia material) to be published in the Digital Library. A short “readme.txt” file will appear in the DL along with your supplementary material describing its content and whatever requirements there are for using it.
If you have material owned by a third party, you must secure permission for its use before publication can proceed. If this is the case, please carefully read the guidelines, and:
All author rights forms are now filled electronically through the ACM e-Rights Transfer Application, see the Author Rights section below.
Prior to publication, you will receive author proofs from the production manager. Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the newly launched ACM Author-Izer service, see below.
Working with the computing community, ACM leadership has responded to calls to make scholarly articles more openly accessible, to enable authors to exercise greater control of their published works, and to comply with the increasing demands placed on authors by funding agencies.
ACM authors now have three ways to manage their publication rights with ACM:
Learn more by visiting the.
Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the newly launched ACM Author-Izer service. This service allows you to generate and post a link on your home page or institutional repository to your published article. This link will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. A detailed description of the service and instructions for its use may be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service.
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