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ACM Policies & Procedures

ACM Policies and Procedures

ACM's policies and procedures promoting standards of conduct for the computing field, addressing the following areas:

ACM Constitution

Code of Ethics






Constitution of the Association for Computing Machinery

ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Using the ACM Code of Ethics (pdf)
Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice
Ingeniería de Software, Código de Ética y Práctica Profesional

Nominations and Elections for ACM Officers (.doc)

ACM Privacy Policy Forwarding Service Anti-Spam Policy

Policies and Guide to Establishing an ACM Award

Rights and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing
ACM Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism
ACM Policy on Reviewer Anonymity
Copyright Policy
Fax or Electronic Copyright Forms Policy
Viability Review Process for ACM Publications
Including Ancillary Material in Digital Library
Editor-in-Chief Appointment Policy
Policy for Appeals - Manuscript Handling
Policy on Retention of Paper Files
Publishing Non-SIG Conference Proceedings
Terms of Usage - Digital Library
Access to non Digital Library Subscribers Policy
Turing Award printed in CACM Policy
Quality of Refereed Electronic Publications
Recording Publication Dates for Electronic-Only Publications
Conflict of Interest Policy for Papers Authored by ACM Editors-in-Chief
Joint-Publishing Agreements for Track I Publications
ACM-Branded Facility Policy
Policy on Pre-Publication Evaluation
ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions