Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics(TACL) is an ACL-sponsored journal that publishes papers in all areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing. TACL has the following features:
- TACL publishes conference-length papers, but has a journal-style reviewing process (for example, the option for an action editor to recommend the “revise and resubmit” category for a paper).
- Papers appearing at TACL are eligible for various ACL-associated conferences (currently ACL, NAACL, EACL, EMNLP). Thus the model combines the benefits of a journal, with the benefits of being able to present the work at a major conference. (Presentation is optional; authors do not have to present their papers at the conference. Authors can choose which conference to present at.)
- TACL accepts submissions all year around (the 1st day of each month is a submission deadline).
- TACL is committed to fast turnaround reviewing.
NAACL 2015 acceptance deadline: papers accepted by February 13, 2015 are eligible for presentation at NAACL 2015. See the FAQ for the specifics of the policy.