Open Access Publishing in ACM's Journals

FinELib’s agreement with ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) allows authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access in ACM’s titles (journals, magazines, conference proceedings) at no additional charge.

The costs of OA publishing are covered by the agreement and paid for from library budgets.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you meet the criteria below:

  • You are affiliated with one of the participating Finnish institutions.

  • Your article is published in any ACM publication (xls, updated 13.6.2024) NB! The following publications are not included in the agreement: Conference Proceedings Series Ι Journal

  • The type of your article is one of the following:
    Research Article, Short Paper, Technical Note / Editorial Note / Note, Tutorial, Case Study, Interview, Review Article or Survey Article.

  • You are the corresponding author of the article.

  • You have used your institutional email address when submitting your article (not gmail address etc.).

  • Your article has been accepted for publishing during 1.7.2022–31.12.2024.

Is my journal compliant with Plan S?

Use the Journal Checker Tool to see if your preferred journal is compliant with Plan S and with the Academy of Finland's OA policy.

I am eligible, what do I need to do?

Once your paper has been accepted for publication (and you have you used your organisational email address), you will receive an email containing instructions to Open Access publishing.

To make your article eligible for the agreement choose:

  • Institutionally Paid Open Access and
  • CC license / Allow remixing (CC BY 4.0 license)

in the publishing process.

Need support? Contact your library/information service.