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PUBLICATIONS BOARD REPORT Joe Konstan SGB Publications Advisor
MUCH TO DISCUSS v Operational Issues v 2012 Computing Classification System v Social Computing Journal v ACM Press Books Proposal v Single-Column Proceedings Format v Policy Proposals, Changes, and Discussions • Prior Publication Policy Discussion • Copyright • Expanded Access
OPERATIONAL ISSUES v Ongoing review of journals, magazines, etc. v Management of editorial searches • Thanks for input and participation v A number of searches in progress
2012 CCS v 2012 ACM CCS is complete! • Mapping old categories to new in DL accomplished v Autotagging old works (non-indexed) in 2013 v Author profile tag cloud cut-over – still in progress v 2013 rollout for authors
SOCIAL COMPUTING JOURNAL v NSF and CCC have co-funded, with ACM support, a workshop on Social Computing more generally, with one planned outcome to be a proposal for an ACM-wide, crossspecialty journal or transactions in social computing v Representation from many SIGs v Workshop will be in September 2013
ACM PRESS BOOKS v Background: open niches for reviving ACM Press with tieins to digital library and electronic distribution v Status: proposals from three publishers, two considered strong; next steps by HQ v Starting program in 2013
SINGLE-COLUMN v Pubs is hiring a designer to design a visually distinctive single-column format for proceedings papers (Word and La. Te. X templates). v I will be seeking volunteers from SIGs to provide feedback; this will be an iterative process. v Deferring decision on whether we really need two new one -column templates (to distinguish posters, abstracts from papers) until we have one – and have further input on need.
PRIOR PUBLICATION v Question: Given the advent of no-page-limit conference proceedings, and the norms of some fields, does it still make sense to require a journal paper to have a significant amount of new content? • Is the conference paper already archival? • Is the value-add of the journal paper the more detailed reviewing? v Context: Policy on Publication of Proceedings as Journals v On the agenda next week. Discuss.
COPYRIGHT v Pubs Board has already approved replacing copyright transfer. v License will include all existing author rights v New rights related to: • Bundling paper with open-source software distributions • Control of permissions of software and algorithms v Author grants ACM: • Exclusive publication rights in aggregations or collections (*) • Authority to act on author’s behalf to defend copyright.
PRE/POSTCONFERENCE v SIGs now have the option to make DL proceedings open for up to one month prior to/during/after conference. • Up to two weeks in advance with notice to authors in CFP • During the conference (which may help for conferences that do not have print proceedings) • As long as a total of one month v Access through normal DL channels (free to all) v Note: Already able to provide permanent DL access to registered attendees, given their ACM IDs
AUTHOR PAYS OA v Author can choose to pay a cost per article (member discount, cost different for proceedings/journal) to make it permanently OA under CC 3. 0. v ACM working on pricing and revenue management model to: • Transparently avoid double-dipping • Ensure that the DL is fully sustainable at any adoption level v Pubs Board explicitly rejected “conference-pays” option
SMALL ITEMS v Technical support for “off-campus” access by individuals with institutional access v Publicizing open research access to metadata and full-text v Better communication of ACM’s Fair Access Policies
ONE MORE THING …
SIG ACCESS EXPERIMENT v Three Year Experiment v SIG Option (may be delegated to conference) v Most current proceedings of a conference series available for open access through Author-Izer links at one designated site: SIG site or Conference site. Next proceedings replaces prior; one-offs can be open 12 months. v Lots of tracking and analysis