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October 25, 2011: ACM Launches Innovative Service for Authors and the Computing Community

Today's Topic: ACM Launches Innovative Service for Authors and the Computing Community

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ACM is introducing the ACM Author-Izer, a unique service that enables ACM authors to post links on either their own web page or institutional repository for visitors to download the definitive version of their articles from the ACM Digital Library at no charge.

ACM Author-Izer also allows authors to display download and citation statistics for each "authorized" article on their personal pages. Downloads from these sites are captured in official ACM statistics, improving the accuracy of usage and impact measurements. Consistently linking to definitive version of ACM articles should reduce user confusion over article versioning.

ACM Author-Izer extends ACM's reputation as an innovative "Green Path" publisher, making ACM one of the first publishers of scholarly works to offer this model to its authors.