ACM Open

1 Jan 2020 — 31 Dec 2022

ACM OPEN, the new IReL-ACM agreement for 2020, continues to provide access to the ACM Digital Library, in addition to enabling all eligible corresponding authors affiliated with participating IReL institutions to publish their scholarly articles with ACM on an open access basis without needing to pay article processing charges (APC).

Participating Members

  • Dublin City University  
  • Maynooth University  
  • National University Ireland, Galway 
  • Technological University Dublin 
  • Trinity College Dublin 
  • University College Cork  
  • University College Dublin 
  • University of Limerick 

Instructions for authors

For your article submission to be included under the agreement, you must be the corresponding author and be affiliated to one of the above participating institutions.  In the article submission process you must correctly identify your institution and you must use your institutional email address, not addresses from other domains. For example: you should use, not or

The corresponding author is the author handling the manuscript and correspondence during the publication process and has authority to act on behalf of all co-authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript, and acts as the point of contact for any enquiries after the paper.

Submitting authors will be presented with three publication options:

  1. Institutionally Paid Open Access (CC-BY open access) – the default option we recommend 
  2. Closed Access with Exclusive Licence to Publish  / Licence 
  3. Closed Access with copyright transfer 

Further information