Report a Potential Publications Violation
Accepted October 2020
If you believe one or more of ACM’s Publications Policies have been violated and you have credible evidence of such violation(s), you may report a potential violation as a claimant. Before you report a potential violation, please read ACM’s Publications Policies carefully. Once you have done so, please click on the link at the bottom of this webpage and complete all required fields and a representative from ACM will reach out to you via email.
Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentations, and Falsification
ACM defines plagiarism as the misrepresentation of another's writings or other creative work (including unpublished and published documents, data, research proposals, computer code, or other forms of creative expression, including electronic versions) as one's own. Self-plagiarism is defined as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own published work without citing the original source. Author misrepresentation occurs when an author of a work inappropriately credits the authors of a Work. Content falsification has taken place when a Work contains material that was known by one or more of the authors to be false or untrue at the time the Work was submitted for consideration of publication. For more information on the Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentations, and Falsification please see the Full Policy and Report Violation.
Conflict of Interest Policy (COI)
Avoiding a COI means avoiding circumstances that would lead to a reasonable person believing there might be some biased processes or results. The exact definitions of "reasonable" and "biased" are nuanced and context-dependent, and as a result cannot be completely framed, so this policy provides guidance on their interpretation in specific instances related to ACM Publications. For more information on the ACM Conflict of Interest Policy please see the Full Policy and Report Violation.
Policy on Coercion and Abuse in the ACM Publications Process
Coercion and abuse in this context include any attempt related to an ACM publication, through the use of one’s position, perceived position, influence, or role either to (a) intimidate, demean, or harm another, or to (b) take any action that unjustly or inappropriately disadvantages another or provides an advantage to oneself or another. These behaviors are sometimes referred to as bullying. For more information on the Policy on Coercion and Abuse in the ACM Publications Process please see the Full Policy and Report Violation.