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March 2, 2015: Kavita Bala named Editor-in-Chief of ACM TOG for a three-year term.

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 is a community-based effort to create a global registry of unique researcher identifiers for the purpose of ensuring proper attribution of works to their creators.

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.


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