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)



CL and TACL seek new Editor-in-Chiefs (for TACL, one of three)


The ACL is seeking nominations for editorships of two ACL journals, Computational Linguistics (CL) and Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL).

1. Nominations for a five-year term as Editor of Computational Linguistics
Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2017
Send nominations to: Lori Levin,
Subject Line: Nomination for CL Editor
For more details:


2. Nominations for a three-year term as one of three Editors-in-Chief of Transactions of the ACL
Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2017
Send nominations to: Ido Dagan,
Subject Line: Nomination for TACL Editor-in-Chief
For more details:

Note: Acknowledgements will be sent for received nominations. If you do not receive such acknowledgement please follow up with the respective contact.

Posted: 2017-11-12 More...

TACL implements new ACL policies for Jan 1, 2018 (Dec 1 = 1st anonymity period)


The ACL has adoped new policies for *ACL conferences and TACL regarding submission and review; these are listed here.

These policies go into effect for the Jan 1st, 2018 TACL submission round.  This implies that submissions for the Jan 1st round must obey its corresponding anonymity window, which begins December 1st, 2017.

Posted: 2017-10-27

Change/clarification to policy on conference resubmissions

Revisions of papers reviewed or rejected by ACL/EACL/NAACL/EMNLP aren't eligible for submission to TACL for the 9 months starting at the conference's submission deadline.  
Posted: 2017-08-24 More...

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Posted: 2017-07-31 More...
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