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Call for Nominations Editor-In-Chief ACM Transactions On Graphics

The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC.

Nominations are invited for a three-year term as TOG EiC, beginning on January 1, 2015. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

The EiC is responsible for maintaining the highest editorial quality, for setting technical direction of the papers published in TOG, and for maintaining a reasonable pipeline of articles for publication. He/she has final say on acceptance of papers and appointment of Associate Editors. The EiC is expected to adhere to the commitments expressed in the policy on Rights and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing. For more information about the role of the EiC, see ACM's Evaluation Criteria for Editors-in-Chief.

Each nomination should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Self-nomination is encouraged, and should include a statement of the candidate's vision for the future development of TOG. The deadline for submitting nominations is November 30, 2014, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send nominations to the nominating committee chair:

  • Jessica Hodgins (jkh AT cs.cmu.edu)
The search committee members are
  • Jessica Hodgins (Carnegie Mellon University), Chair
  • Eric Haines (Autodesk)
  • John Hart (University of Illinois)
  • Holly Rushmeier (Yale University)


Author Rights: New options for ACM authors to manage rights and permissions for their work: ACM introduces a new publishing license agreement, an updated copyright transfer agreement, and a new author-pays option which allows for perpetual open access through the ACM Digital Library. For more information, visit the ACM Author Rights webpage.
ORCID

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To promote and ensure the success of this global venture, all ACM journal submission sites in Manuscript Central have been integrated with the ORCID Registry. When new users create an account in Manuscript Central, they are now asked to add their ORCID unique researcher identifier to their record. They can obtain their number via a direct link to the ORCID registration site. The ORCID ID then becomes part of the manuscript's metadata and will be passed back into ACM's Digital Library if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Please note ACM has not yet made ORCID registration a requirement for submission. However, they may choose to do so in the near future. For further information please see: http://about.orcid.org/about/what-is-orcid.

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Transactions on Graphics


ACM TOG is the foremost peer-reviewed journal in the area of computer graphics.


As illustrated below, the TOG journal has a strong synergy with ACM SIGGRAPH, the premiere conference organization in graphics. Of the six issues published by TOG each year, two are special issues containing the papers presented at the annual SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia conferences. Conversely, authors of papers published in the regular issues of TOG can present their work at either of these two conferences. Also, several paths provide reviewer continuity between the conference and the journal.

TOG papers are available online via the ACM Digital Library. Note that SIGGRAPH members have complimentary access to the two special issues/year of TOG that contain the SIGGRAPH proceedings.

According to the 2006 journal impact factor analysis by Thomson Scientific, ACM TOG is the most-cited software journal among the 82 journals indexed.

And according to the 2008 data of eigenfactor.org, among the 88 journals in the category Computer Science, Software Engineering, TOG has the top ranking in both “Eigenfactor score” and “Article influence score”, ahead of other influential journals such as Journal of the ACM, Communications of the ACM, and IEEE Computer.


Synergy between SIGGRAPH conference and TOG journal