Introducing Proceedings of the ACM
What is PACM?
Proceedings of the ACM on X (PACM) is a new journal series with first issues planned for 2017. This series is suitable for those ACM SIG-sponsored conferences that adapt their review processes to be comparable to those of journals. It is being launched in recognition of the fact that conference-centric publishing disadvantages the CS community with respect to other scientific disciplines when competing with researchers from other disciplines for top science awards and career progression, and the fact that top ACM conferences have demonstrated high quality and high impact on the field.
Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages (PACMPL) is a Gold Open Access journal publishing research papers selected for presentation at major SIGPLAN conferences. Each issue of the journal is devoted to a particular subject area within programming languages and will be announced through Calls for Papers.
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) is a premier journal series for research relevant to the post-PC era. IMWUT covers a broad range of topics and includes research contributions in systems and infrastructures, new hardware and sensing techniques, and studies of user experiences and societal impact.
If your conference deserves greater recognition, then you may want to consider applying for inclusion in the PACM journals series. The guidelines serve as a template for what to include in a PACM proposal. The proposal will initially be reviewed by the PACM Steering Committee. The Committee will work with the proposers on potential revisions and decide whether to forward a proposal on the ACM Publications Board for final approval.
The PACM Steering Committee is charged with PACM oversight and operation. However, each PACM journal will have an Editorial Board structured according to its own proposed and approved governance system. The ACM Publications Board has ultimate authority over the PACM Series and each of its titles.
Before submitting your proposal, we strongly recommend that you read the PACM Guidelines. These guidelines will provide insight into the specifics of the program and what is required to participate, including the structure of the journal editorial board, submissions systems, access, and promotion.