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Author Guidelines

Submission Procedure

Submission to TEAC takes place electronically via Editorial Manager. To submit a manuscript, authors need to create an account or log in with an existing account.

Note: if you are submitting a revision of a paper that was handled previously in Manuscript Central, our old submission system, you should still use Manuscript Central.

Manuscripts should follow the general guidelines outlined in the Call for Papers. They should be submitted in PDF, using the format required for accepted papers or any single-column format with reasonable margins and spacing and font size of at least 11pt.

Questions regarding the submission procedure can be directed to the Editorial Assistant.

After Acceptance

Accepted papers should be formatted according to the ACM master article template. Detailed formatting instructions and template files for LaTeX and Microsoft Word are available. The LaTeX template should be used with document class option acmsmall and command \acmJournal{TEAC} and includes a BibTeX style. Authors should make sure to distinguish between in-text citations, using the command \citet, and parenthetical citations, using \citep.

ACM has partnered with American Journal Experts to provide language editing and translation services to ACM authors at a 15% discount. Formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified in the formatting instructions.

Upon publication in the ACM digital library, authors can use the Author-Izer Service to add a link to their personal or institutional homepage that allows visitors to access their paper free of charge.

ACM also provides new options for authors to manage rights and permissions for their work: a new publishing license agreement, an updated copyright transfer agreement, and a new author-pays option which allows for perpetual open access through the ACM Digital Library. More information is available on the ACM Author Rights webpage.   

Author Rights

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:

  1. A license granting ACM non-exclusive permission to publish—by choosing to pay for perpetual open access from the ACM Digital Library, authors may opt to self-manage all rights to their work. 
  2. A new Publishing License Agreement granting ACM exclusive publication rights—in choosing this license authors grant ACM the right to serve as the exclusive publisher of their work and to manage ongoing rights and permissions associated with the work, including the right to defend it against improper use by third parties. This exclusive license is roughly the equivalent of ACM’s traditional Copyright Transfer Agreement except that the author continues to hold copyright. 
  3. ACM's traditional Copyright Transfer Agreement—for authors comfortable with the existing agreement.

Learn more by visiting the Information for Authors webpage.


ACM is also implementing changes to to allow for more free access to the content of ACM journals and Special Interest Group conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library and other online venues:

  • SIGs may choose to enable open access to the most current proceedings volume of their sponsored conferences from the conference or SIG site.
  • SIGs may make conference proceedings freely available via the ACM DL platform for up to two weeks before the event, and for a total of one month.

These options will facilitate access to proceedings content by conference attendees. They will also enable the community at large to learn about the latest developments as they are presented at the conferences.

Authors can post an Author-Izer link enabling free downloads of the Definitive Version of the work permanently maintained in the ACM Digital Library.

ACM Computing Classification System (CCS)

An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.

Language Service

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 When using this link, you will get a 15% discount for all AJE services. (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a paper.)


Word Template Page

LaTeX Template Page

For further assistance

  • Questions regarding editorial review process should be directed to the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Questions regarding the post-acceptance production process should be addressed to the Publisher, Laura A. Lander.
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