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OA Publishing Agreements

A list of OA publishing agreements open to DCU authors

Open Access Publishing Agreement with ACM undefined

Agreement Period: 1 Jan 2020 — 31 Dec 2022

A new three-year transformative deal comes into place between a consortium representing the Irish universities and institutes of technology, and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This deal will not only provide unlimited and unrestricted access to the ACM digital library for DCU researchers, but will also allow for immediate and unlimited Gold Open Access publishing for all publications during the period of the agreement (3 years from January 1st 2020). This Gold OA option will be available free of charge for DCU authors.


Instructions for authors

For your article submission to be included under the agreement, you must be the corresponding author and be affiliated to Dublin City University.  In the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution as Dublin City University and you must use your institutional email address, not addresses from other domains. For example: you should use, not or

The corresponding author is the author handling the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process and has authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and acts as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper.

Submitting authors will be presented with three publication options:

  1. Institutionally Paid Open Access (CC-BY open access) – the default option we recommend 
  2. Closed Access with Exclusive Licence to Publish  / Licence 
  3. Closed Access with copyright transfer