Author Information for SIGPLAN Conferences
SIGPLAN commissioned the construction of a LaTeX class file for SIGPLAN conference papers. You will need the class file, the document template, and the guide. The template produces your paper in 9-point type, but contains simple options that you can use to obtain 10- and 11-point type. Your conference will specify which size is required; 9-point is the usual choice.
Please include the 'preprint' option on the \documentclass command until you submit your paper for publication. The page numbers it produces are of great help to reviewers. The document template includes the 'preprint' option.
ICFP 2013 Authors: the sigplanconf-guide.pdf is out of date regarding permission and copyright notices. Can ICFP 2013 authors instead refer to the template and the instructions they have received from Sheridan. We will update the sigplanconf-guide.pdf shortly.
Please address questions and problems with the class file to sigplan-class at acm dot org.
There is a Word template that attempts to
emulate the Latex class file; many thanks to Friedrich Steimann for
producing this. There is also a
Word template that provides support for
different point sizes (this template was commissioned by OOPSLA and
is being used for OOPSLA and Splash!). Please address questions and
problems with the Word template to email@example.com.
(ACM's site contains an older Word template.)
Please review SIGPLAN's republication policy.
ACM Author Rights
- ACM Information for Authors: Author Rights & FAQs
- ACM Author Rights & Publishing Policy
- New Options for ACM Authors to Manage Rights and Permissions
- Using/Including 3rd Party Material & Permissions
If you would like some advice on how to write submissions, here are some suggestions by
- Simon Peyton Jones: How to write a good research paper, give a good research talk, and write a good grant proposal
- Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee and Paul M. Roberts: Mathematical Writing
- Mary-Claire van Leunen and Richard Lipton: How to Have Your Abstract Rejected
- William Pugh: Advice to Authors of Extended Abstracts
- Mark Wegman: What it's like to be a POPL referee; or how to write an extended abstract so that it is more likely to be accepted
- P. R. Halmos: How to Write Mathematics
- Joel E. Cohen: To A Young Scientist
Are you a student needing additional support to present your paper at the conference? The SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee (PAC) can help you.