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Tsinghua University and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 
Sign Transformative New Open Access Agreement

London: 5th July 2022: Tsinghua University and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) have agreed to a new open access (OA) publishing agreement under the ACM Open license framework. The Charlesworth Group provided essential local third-party representation to support the specific requirements of ACM and Tsinghua University. 

As the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, ACM supports the scientific community’s mission to share impactful research that shapes the world we live in. Their most recent partnership is with one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Tsinghua University is committed to global advancement and wellbeing through teaching, research and innovation. Together, ACM and Tsinghua University are improving access to research and creating opportunities for new research to be openly available.

Under the new agreement, all researchers at Tsinghua University will receive unlimited and unrestricted access to the ACM Digital Library, the world’s largest repository of computing research. The new agreement also stipulates that all research articles newly published by Tsinghua University eligible corresponding authors in any ACM publication, the affiliated authors of Tsinghua University could choose OA at the time of publication at no cost to authors. These articles will also be eligible for the full range of Creative Commons author rights.   

With approximately 250 research articles published in ACM publications annually, Tsinghua is a significant contributor to ACM’s publications worldwide. The signing of this new agreement represents another step forward towards ACM’s stated goal of becoming a fully OA research publisher.

Dou Tianfang, Library Director, Tsinghua University, commented:

The library of Tsinghua University proactively participates in the implementation of “Open Science Support Programs,” and endorses the ACM OPEN agreement on the basis of comprehensive investigation and careful evaluation.  The agreement with ACM aims to further improve the efficiency of academic exchanges and enhance the academic reputation of Tsinghua University.

ACM Director of Publications Scott Delman added:

ACM is thrilled to partner with Tsinghua University on this landmark ACM Open Agreement. Tsinghua is one of the world’s premier research institutions with a global reputation for excellence in the field of Computer Science and one of the top five most active institutions publishing articles annually in ACM’s journals, conferences and technical magazines out of more than 5,000 institutions regularly publishing with ACM. Along with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which joined ACM Open in 2021, this new agreement positions ACM for a long and robust relationship with Chinese authors at the most prestigious institutions in China and ensures maximum visibility and impact for Tsinghua-affiliated authors in the ACM Digital Library.


About Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University, established in 1911 under the name Tsing Hua Imperial College, has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 21 schools and 59 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. Tsinghua is one of the most prestigious universities in China, committed to the advancement and wellbeing of the nation and the world through teaching, research and innovation.


About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development and professional networking.


About the Charlesworth Group 

With 20 years' experience in China, The Charlesworth Group is recognised globally as China's trusted partner for sales and marketing representation, technical solutions, and consultancy for STM publishers internationally and across the Chinese academic market. Charlesworth is also a leading provider of language editing and author services through its Charlesworth Author Services division. 



Jim Ormond, ACM, 212-626-0505, ormond@acm.org

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