TACL invites paper submissions in all areas of computational
linguistics and natural language processing. TACL has a submission
deadline on the 1st day of each month.
The next submission deadline for TACL is 1st February 2013
11.59pm Honolulu time.
(To submit follow the following steps: 1) click on the link above; 2) if you
are not already registered on the reviewing website, please register; 3) Once
you have registered, click on “New Submission” to submit your paper. Note
that once the paper has been submitted, you will not be able to submit revised
versions – to do this you will have to delete the submission and resubmit.
Submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, and relevance to computational linguistics and natural language processing.
TACL has the goal of coverage of a broad range of topics. We invite papers in the following four broad categories: theoretical computational linguistics, empirical/data-driven approaches, resources/evaluation, and applications/tools.
Presentation of Papers at the ACL and NAACL Main Conferences
Papers accepted by TACL will be eligible for a presentation at the main ACL or NAACL conferences (in the same setting as regular papers accepted at ACL/NAACL). See the FAQ
for more details. (Presentations are
optional; authors do not have to present their paper at the main ACL conference. The
authors can choose whether to present at ACL or NAACL.)
Papers should consist of 7-10 pages of content, with unlimited additional pages allowed for references.
Papers should follow a two-column format. We strongly recommend the use of the ACL 2012 LaTeX style files or Microsoft Word style files (see the links below). Submissions must conform to the official ACL 2012 style guidelines, which are contained in the style files. Submissions must be in PDF format.
As the reviewing will be blind, the paper must not include the authors’ names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”, must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
Note that the maximum page length for submissions (10 pages) is slightly longer than the maximum length for submissions to the ACL main conference (8 pages). The rationale for this is to allow authors more space in cases where this is needed, for example for details of an approach, for proofs, and so on. However, we strongly encourage authors to be concise, and we stress that we see expect to see varying page lengths depending on the nature of the paper (all papers in the range of 7-10 pages are welcome).
Dual Submission Policy
TACL does not allow dual submissions: the material in any paper submitted to TACL must not be under review at another conference or journal, at any time while it is being reviewed by TACL.
Resubmission Policy for TACL Submissions
Papers rejected from TACL will not be eligible for resubmission to TACL for a 12 month period, unless significant revisions are made (to the point where the paper is basically a new paper).
Resubmission Policy for ACL, EACL, NAACL, EMNLP Conference Submissions
In addition, papers which have been rejected by either the ACL, EACL, NAACL, or EMNLP conferences will not be eligible for submission to TACL for a 9 month period beginning at the submission deadline for the conference in question. (For example, the ACL 2012 submission deadline was January 15th, 2012; papers rejected from ACL 2012 will not be eligible for submission to TACL until October 15th, 2012.)
The exception to this rule is when major revisions have been made to the original conference submission. In this case, in addition to the TACL submission, the authors must submit a cover letter detailing the revisions that have been made to the paper, and must also submit the original conference submission. For a paper to qualify as having major revisions, it must either: 1) have significant new experiments or theoretical results over the original conference submission; or 2) have a very significant rewrite over the original conference submission, to the point where it is a very different paper.
The ACL 2012 style files for submissions: