ACM Journals – New Master Template

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ACM has transitioned to a new authoring template. This new TeX template consolidates the previous eight individual ACM journal and proceedings templates. The templates are updated to the latest software versions, developed to enable accessibility features, and they use a new font set.

The new LaTeX package incorporates updated versions of the following ACM templates:

  • ACM Journals: ACM Small, ACM Large, ACM and TOG (also for SIGGRAPH authors publishing in TOG)
  • ACM proceedings templates: ACM Standard and SIGPLAN

All journals use acmsmall with the following exceptions:

  • acmlarge - Large single column format, used for IMWUT, JOCCH, PACMPL, POMACS, TAP, PACMHCI
  • acmtog - Large double column format, used for TOG

Note: Most proceedings authors will use the "sigconf" proceedings template. If you are unsure which template variant to use, please request clarification from your event or publication contact.

Note: A single column version is required for submission and peer review. This can be done by changing the \documentclass[...]{acmart} in this template to \documentclass[manuscript,screen]{acmart}.

Before using the 2017 ACM consolidated article template, we strongly suggest that you read the TeX User Guide. Authors who plan to use their own packages should read the longer Implementation Guide. More detailed Instructions for Authors are found at

It is important to provide the proper indexing information from the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). Accurate semantic tagging provides a reader with quick content reference; facilitates the DL search for related literature; enables several DL topic functions such as aggregated SIG and journal coverage areas; and helps ACM promote your work in other online resources.

Once your article is complete, you can use the “Submit to ACM” button at the top of the Overleaf editor bar to quickly download your paper and go straight to the appropriate ACM submission site.

For conference proceedings submissions, please refer to the submission guidelines in the relevant call-for-papers or on the event website.

For support on using these templates, or on LaTeX in general, please contact the Overleaf team -- we're happy to help.

ACM Journals – New Master Template