Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Welcome to the TACL submission site!

Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL) is an ACL-sponsored journal published by MIT Press 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 (the 1st day of each month is a submission deadline).
  • TACL is committed to fast-turnaround reviewing.
Links: Information for authors, including submission instructionsreview processannual reports (includes journal statistics presented to the ACL); publication ethics statement.
 
 

Announcements

 

2019Q3 report

 
The latest TACL report to the ACL is available here.  It includes an update on indexing: TACL applications have now been filed with Web of Science, Scopus, and the Directory of Open Access Journals.  
Posted: 2019-07-22
 

New TACL co-Editor-in-Chief

 

Ani Nenkova has been selected to be a co-Editor-in-Chief (co-EiC) of TACL, alongside continuing co-EiCs Mark Johnson and Brian Roark. Congratulations to Ani!

Lillian Lee has been at the helm of TACL since nearly its inception and will continue as co-EiC until the end of the calendar year, but we can still express an early "thanks very much" to her for all she has done for TACL!

 
Posted: 2019-07-02
 

Search for a new TACL co-Editor-in-Chief

 
Deadline for nominations (self-nominations encouraged): May 27, 2019.  Call for nominations: https://www.aclweb.org/portal/content/call-nominations-tacl-co-editor-chief-summer-2019-summer-2022  
Posted: 2019-05-12
 

2019Q1 report

 
The latest TACL report to the ACL is available here.  It includes some time-to-decision and accept/reject statsistics, and an update on the transition to MIT Press.  
Posted: 2019-05-12
 

Clarification of EMNLP 2019 eligibility deadlines (earlier final-version recommendation)

 
The previous announcement regarding EMNLP 2019 eligibility deadlines has been edited to clarify that technical approval of the final version by the Action Editor is required by the stated deadline. This means that we recommend that final versions of accepted papers be submitted by August 22 2019 in order to make technical approval by the Action Editor feasible by September 5.

This requirement of accepted final-version submission is in addition to the previously announced condition that  the submission must be accepted (decision type (a)) by July 25, 2019.

 
Posted: 2019-05-08
 

TACL acceptance/final-version deadline for EMNLP 2019

 

To be eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at EMNLP 2019, TACL authors must satisfy both of the following conditions: first, the submission must be accepted (decision type (a)) by July 25, 2019; second, the final version must be submitted and have passed technical approval by the Action Editor by September 5, 2019. To allow ample time for the approval, we suggest submitting the final version by 10 business days prior, that is, August 22, 2019.

See the section on Presentation of Accepted TACL Papers at Conferences in the author guidelines for more details on conference presentation policy.

[Italics denote important additions made May 8, 2019]

 
Posted: 2019-03-23 More...
 
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