ACM and Purdue University Sign New ACM OPEN License

Newly Signed “Read and Publish” License Confirms Shared Commitment to Open Access

New York, NY, February 9, 2021—ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and Purdue University have entered into a new transformative Open Access (OA) “read and publish” agreement under the ACM OPEN program. The three-year agreement will allow for Purdue corresponding authors to publish an unlimited number of OA research articles in the ACM Digital Library across ACM’s entire portfolio of journals, magazines and conference proceedings. Regular access to the rest of the ACM Digital Library’s subscription contents is also provided for in the license. The new agreement demonstrates a shared commitment between ACM and Purdue to further sustainable OA publishing in computer science.

“We are proud to partner with ACM, who understands, as we do, that the benefits of open access publishing are numerous for both author and audience,” says Assistant Dean for Collections and Access Rebecca Richardson. “Our new partnership with ACM creates greater opportunities for Purdue researchers and authors to choose a cost-free open access option and continue our mission to make high-quality scholarship more equitable and accessible to all learners.”

Under the new agreement, all new ACM research articles published by Purdue corresponding authors will be made OA in perpetuity in the ACM Digital Library ( at no cost to authors, with default CC-BY author rights for article reuse. Additionally, all accepted new ACM research articles from any Purdue author (corresponding or not) will be automatically deposited into Purdue’s institutional repository.

“Purdue University’s faculty and students are among the most prolific authors of high-quality and impactful research articles in ACM’s portfolio of scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and technical magazines published in the ACM Digital Library worldwide,” noted Scott Delman, ACM’s Director of Publications, who went on to say that “ACM is incredibly excited to enter into this new ACM Open partnership, which will enable Purdue-affiliated scholars to reach an even larger readership and greater impact on the global computing community.”

Since its launch in late January 2020, more than 70 institutions worldwide decided to begin participation in the ACM OPEN license model. The newly-signed agreement with Purdue continues ACM’s collaborative efforts towards becoming a sustainable, fully OA research publisher for the computing community.

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked the No. 5 Most Innovative University in the United States by US News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at

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