Author Representations

Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications make the following representations:

  • That the paper submitted is original, that the listed authors are the creators of the work, that each author is aware of the submission and that they are listed as an author, and that the paper is an honest representation of the underlying work.

  • That the work submitted is not currently under review at any other publication venue, and that it will not be submitted to another venue unless it has been rejected or withdrawn from this venue.

  • That they have the rights and intent to publish the work in the venue to which it is submitted, if the work is accepted. For conference papers, this includes the expected ability and intent to have an author of the paper register for and attend the conference to present the paper, if required.

  • That any prior publications on which this work is based are documented appropriately in the paper and/or in a cover letter available to reviewers. This documentation includes providing an explanation of the incremental contribution of a journal paper that extends prior results published in a conference paper. (In cases of double-blind review, this information should be supplied to the editor or program chair only.)

In cases where an author feels a particular representation cannot be made by but that submission is appropriate, the author should contact the editor or program chair prior to submission to discuss the situation and determine whether submission will be permitted.

ACM journals and conferences shall reference this policy in calls for papers and other solicitations of submissions. The reference to this policy should appear alongside other venue-specific policies. ACM journals and conferences are also encouraged to incorporate acknowledgement of these representations into the paper submission process.

Related policies: ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous SubmissionACM Policy on Withdrawal of a Work from the ACM Digital LibraryACM Policy on Authorship

Updated on May 27, 2016

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