(14 Sep 2021) The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have signed the largest transformational open access (OA) publishing agreement in China to date. As a local third-party representing the specific requirements of ACM and CAS, The Charlesworth Group also helped facilitate this first transformational open access agreement for ACM in China. This agreement further strengthens ACM’s commitment to the advancement of computer science and for a sustainable OA future.
As a result of this signed five-year agreement, 127 CAS participating institutions can publish an unlimited number of research articles in ACM publications without individual authors paying an article processing charge (APC). In addition, authors retain the copyright for their published work and any researcher affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences will receive unlimited and unrestricted access to the ACM Digital Library, the world’s largest repository of computing research. Additionally, under the license ACM will automatically deposit all research articles affiliated with CAS authors into CAS institutional repositories.
With roughly 200 research articles published in ACM publications annually, CAS is one of the most important institutions contributing to ACM’s publications worldwide and in addition, CAS is one of the leading institutions in China, which is without question the fastest growing country in terms of high quality research outputs in the computing field. The signing of this new agreement represents a significant step forward towards ACM’s stated goal of becoming a fully open access research publisher.
The press release in full can be found here.