All new web site!

As if it wasn’t already obvious to anyone who has visited our web site before, I wanted to announce that TOCHI has finally brought its web presence into the twenty-first century with the brand new site that you see before you. Our new site is substantially easier to update and edit than our previous version, which should allow us to improve our content at a faster rate and enable our special issue editors to better maintain content about their issues.

Along with the update, we have also taken a pass through the various instructions and other materials. Hopefully the content is clearer than it was previously, but if you find anything confusing, please be sure to let me know.

Key to improving the web site was George O’Brien from Goge Design Studio, who did most of the work.  If you need an updated web site, please consider sending some work George’s way.

By |September 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Editorial: TOCHI Turns Twenty

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of TOCHI, issue 21.1 features an editorial by Editor-in-Chief Shumin Zhai reviewing the state of the journal.  Read it here!

By |September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

New Updates from ACM

The following new information was passed along to us recently from ACM.  Particularly of interest are the new subsidized language services.

Language Services

ACM has partnered with American Journal Experts (AJE) to provide language editing (and translation) services to ACM authors. AJE has helped thousands of researchers around the world to present their research in polished English suitable for publication in journals such as those published by ACM. Editing is available for both Word and LaTeX files.

To take advantage of this partnership, visit and enter referral code ACM15 for a 15% discount off all AJE services. (Editing services are at author expense and do not guarantee publication of a paper.)

Please note that formatting assistance is provided at no charge to authors by Aptara, as specified on the author style guide pages: and

Guidance on Fair Use of Third-Party Material

ACM has published Fair Use Guidelines for authors whose manuscripts include third-party material. Please read them here:

ACM Policy on Author Representations

ACM has a new Author Representations Policy, which may be found at:

By |August 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Changes to ACM 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 at

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Changes to Conference Presentations

You may be aware that in past years all accepted TOCHI papers were offered the opportunity to present at the next CHI conference. We are happy to announce that this policy is now expanding to include other ACM conferences, including CSCW and UIST. This list of conferences may expand to others associated with SIGCHI.

Each paper will have the opportunity to present at only one conference. Authors will choose their preferred conference shortly after their paper is accepted. For conferences other than CHI, a liaison from the conference will evaluate the paper to judge whether it has a topical match to the conference. In the (hopefully rare) event that the liaison feels there is not a match, then the authors will still have an opportunity to present at the CHI conference.

The recently approved SIGCHI policy on TOCHI presentations can be found here.

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment