All manuscripts considered for publication in TSC must be prepared in PDF format and submitted via the ACM Manuscript Central submission site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tsc.
Working with the computing community, ACM leadership has responded to calls to make scholarly articles more openly accessible, to enable authors to exercise greater control of their published works, and to comply with the increasing demands placed on authors by funding agencies.
ACM authors now have three ways to manage their publication rights with ACM:
Learn more by visiting the Information for Authors webpage.
Once your manuscript is published, we recommend that you use the ACM Author-Izer service. This service allows you to generate and post a link on your home page or institutional repository to your published article. This link will let any visitors to your personal bibliography pages download the definitive version of the articles for free from the ACM DL. These downloads will be recorded as part of your DL usage statistics. A detailed description of the service and instructions for its use may be found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/acm-author-izer-service.
An important aspect of preparing your paper for publication by ACM Press is to provide the proper indexing and retrieval information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). This is beneficial to you because accurate categorization provides the reader with quick content reference, facilitating the search for related literature, as well as searches for your work in ACM's Digital Library and on other online resources.
ACM has partnered with International Science Editing (ISE) to provide language editing services to ACM authors. ISE offers a comprehensive range of services for authors including standard and premium English language editing, as well as illustration and translation services, and also has significant international outreach, especially in China. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files. As an ACM author, you will receive a generous discount on ISE editing services.
To take advantage of this partnership, visit http://acm.internationalscienceediting.com/. (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a manuscript.)
Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide page: http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions/.
ACM is transitioning to the new authoring templates found at: http://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions. The new TeX template consolidates all eight individual ACM journal and proceedings templates. The templates are updated to the latest software versions, were developed to enable accessibility features, and they use a new font set. Please note: Separate Word for Windows and Word for Mac consolidated templates are also available.
We will continue to accept manuscripts using the previous template format through Spring 2017.
The new TeX template requires that a call be made within the source document for “\documentclass” so that an article is formatted according to the specifications to the publication. Detailed instructions can be found in section 2.2 of the User and Implementation Guide (http://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/consolidated-tex-template/acmart.pdf).
Extensions of previously-published conference papers can be submitted. The submitted manuscript should cite the prior publication in the introduction or a footnote. It should have at least 25% new material (per ACM policy). The new material should be substantive, not just the addition of proofs or a few more performance figures. The revision provides an opportunity for the author to describe the novel approach in more depth, to consider the alternatives more comprehensively, and to delve into some of the issues listed in the conference paper as future work. The added benefits of the journal paper must either be apparent from a reading of the introduction or abstract, or should be clearly and concisely explained in a separate document that accompanies the submission.
Papers accepted to ACM TSC have the opportunity to present their work at participating SIGCHI conferences. (Conference organizers may screen papers to ensure topical fit.) Presentation allows journal paper authors to get greater exposure for their work, and allows people to take advantage of the greater continuity of the journal review process while still having their work presented at a SIGCHI conference. Each paper will have the opportunity to present at only one conference within approximately a year of their paper being accepted. Note that while papers are invited for presentation, authors may elect to forego presentation without penalty. Presentation is not required for your paper to be published.