Open Access APC Waivers and Discounts

ACM offers Article Processing Charge (APC) waivers and discounts for corresponding authors in several specific categories, as follows:

Authors not covered by these waivers and discounts may apply for a discretionary waiver from ACM, based on financial need. The criteria used to evaluate such applications include:

  • The corresponding author’s institutional affiliation
  • The author’s departmental affiliation
  • The author’s available research funding, its source, and whether it is applicable to APCs
  • The funder's OA publication policies
  • Other financial considerations

To request a discretionary Open Access APC waiver, please write to [email protected].

Waivers and discounts are not available for ACM's Hybrid Open Access publications.

This policy statement is consistent with the Research4Life Best Practices for APC Waivers.

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