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ICFP 2013 Authors: the sigplanconf-guide.pdf is out of date regarding permission and copyright notices.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
(ACM's site contains an older Word template.)

Republication Policy

Please review SIGPLAN's republication policy.

ACM Author Rights


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Additional Support

Are you a student needing additional support to present your paper at the conference? The SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee (PAC) can help you.