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Communications of the ACM

Positioning ACM for an Open Access Future


Ronald F. Boisvert and Jack W. Davidson

Ronald F. Boisvert and Jack W. Davidson are co-chairs of the ACM Publications Board.

Credit: NIST; University of Virginia

The age of open access is upon us. Increasingly, the consensus of authors and their funding institutions is that the fruits of taxpayer-supported research should be freely available. This is a compelling argument and a noble goal. But, achieving open access is not easy.

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