Copyright and License Forms

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All rights forms are now filled electronically through the ACM e-Rights Transfer Application. Printable forms of the updated Copyright Transfer Agreement and the new Publishing License are provided here for reference only.

ACM Copyright Transfer Agreement

ACM Publishing License Agreement

While these forms are available for review and apply to all ACM publications, please note for ACM JOURNALS only:


If your journal paper was submitted before April 2, 2013, and accepted after that date, and if you have not yet been contacted concerning e-rights transfer, please send the following information to Laura Lander, Journals Manager, at [email protected]: manuscript title, manuscript number, and the complete list of authors.

If your journal paper was submitted after April 2, and you have been directed to this URL for copyright information, please note that you will be contacted directly via our e-rights system within one week with a link to the e-rights system.

Rights management emails are sent from an automated system and may end up in your SPAM folder. Please make sure to adjust your SPAM settings to allow emails from: [email protected] (for journals) and [email protected] (for conference proceedings).

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