Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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 a presentation at certain ACL-sponsored conferences. 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).
  • TACL accepts submissions all year around (the 1st day of each month is a submission deadline).
  • TACL is committed to fast turnaround reviewing.
Links: Information for authors, including submission instructionsreview process; annual reports (includes journal statistics presented to the ACL)



TACL Acceptance Deadline for ACL 2017 Presentation

Papers accepted (decision type (a)) by March 20, 2017 are eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at ACL 2017. See the section on Presentation of Accepted TACL Papers at Conferences in the author guidelines for more details.  
Posted: 2017-03-07 More...

The problem with submission uploads has been solved.

As promised in our announcement of December 22nd, we are now officially posting that submission upload to the TACL system is working again.  
Posted: 2016-12-23

[Update: the problem has been resolved]


[The problem was resolved on December 23rd, 2016

Original subject: Please do not try to submit until further notice: system problems]

There is a technical problem preventing submission uploads to the TACL system.  We are working to resolve the issue, and will post an announcement when it is fixed, but please bear in mind that in late December, system administration staff are often out of the office.

Reviewers should still be able to submit reviews via the system, action editors should still be able submit decisions, and email to still functions: we believe the issue is with correctable corruption in the directories where uploaded files are stored

Posted: 2016-12-22

Policy regarding papers withdrawn from conferences


The "Resubmission Policy for ACL, EACL, NAACL, EMNLP Conference Submissions" has been revised to clarify the status of papers withdrawn from conferences.

The short version is: "TACL considers papers that were reviewed by a conference and not accepted, such as papers that were withdrawn during an author response period before an official decision was received, to have been rejected from the conference."

See the Author Guidelines for the full version.



Posted: 2016-08-01 More...
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