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)

Announcements

 

TACL Acceptance Deadline for NAACL 2019

 
Papers accepted (decision type (a)) by February 4, 2019 are eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at NAACL 2019. See the section on Presentation of Accepted TACL Papers at Conferences in the author guidelines for more details.  
Posted: 2018-12-09
 

Links to supplementary material disallowed, even if anonymized

 

We disallow links to supplementary material in submissions, even if such links are anonymized, to avoid the possibility of tracking analytics compromising the anonymity of the reviewers.

(Upon acceptance, such links can be included in the final version.)

 
Posted: 2018-11-29
 

Self-declared archival workshops/tracks now considered archival

 
The TACL policy has been revised so that ACL-related (tracks of) workshops self-declared to be archival are now considered to be archival by TACL.  Thus, papers at such venues (or archival tracks thereof) may not be re-submitted to TACL.  
Posted: 2018-09-24
 

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If you are having problems logging in that are not resolved by password reset, please try clearing your browser's cookies.  (For some browsers, such as Chrome, it seems to suffice to clear only the TACL-site-specific cookies.) 
 
Posted: 2018-09-24 More...
 

New author accounts must be requested, turnaround 1-2 business days

 

Due to a large number of spam registrations, self-service creation of TACL accounts is no longer available.

Requests to register as an new author should be sent to support@transacl.org, and should be answered in 1-2 business days. Include the following information in your request:

First name

Last name

Desired username (The username must contain only lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens/underscores.)

An alternate username, in case the first choice is unavailable

Email address for emails from TACL to be sent to 

 
Posted: 2018-09-24
 

New formatting requirements effective immediately

 

The new submission formatting requirements are described in  the Formatting Instructions for TACL Submissions document dated August 3, 2018; template files are available on the submissions-instructions page .

Camera-readies will use the same files, but have customized instructions: see the Formatting Instructions for TACL Camera-readies document, dated August 3, 2018. 

The new files mostly adapt the ACL 2018 files, which means they impose A4 paper size, provide line numbers for submissions for ease of reviewer reference to specific document locations, and are compatible with natbib. We have discontinued supplying Word templates, and authors will need to supply LaTeX source to MIT Press for publications.

Highlights of the newly revised instructions:

  • The first section lists the most common mistakes that lead to desk rejection (submission) and publication delays as non-compliant papers are returned to the authors for correction (camera-readies).
  • Explanations and examples for correctly parenthesizing citations are supplied.
  • The new reference formatting requirements make the scholarly record more easily trackable, e.g., by requiring version numbers for arXiv preprints.
 
Posted: 2018-08-06
 
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