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

 

TACL eligibility of papers declining 'Findings' offer

 
Please note that authors that decline an offer from EMNLP for their paper to be included in the Findings of EMNLP cannot submit the paper to TACL for a 9-month period beginning at the submission deadline of EMNLP.  This is consistent with current TACL guidelines, which state that papers that "have been rejected from or reviewed by" the cited conferences must wait to be submitted to TACL.  See the author guidelines for the specifics of this policy.  
Posted: 2020-09-22
 

TACL acceptance/final-version deadline for EACL 2021

 

To be eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at EACL 2021, TACL papers must satisfy both of the following conditions: first, be accepted with a decision type (a) by December 14, 2020; and second, have their final version both submitted to TACL and approved by the Action Editor by January 18, 2021. (To allow ample time for the technical approval by the Action Editor, we suggest submitting the final version by 10 business days prior, that is, January 4, 2021.)

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

 
Posted: 2020-09-14
 

TACL acceptance/final-version deadline for EMNLP and AACL 2020

 

To be eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at either EMNLP or AACL 2020, TACL papers must satisfy both of the following conditions: first, be accepted with a decision type (a) by August 21, 2020; and second, have their final version both submitted to TACL and approved by the Action Editor by September 23, 2020. (To allow ample time for the technical approval by the Action Editor, we suggest submitting the final version by 10 business days prior, that is, Sept. 13, 2020.)

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

 
Posted: 2020-05-20
 

2020Q1 report

 

The latest TACL report to the ACL is available here. It includes an update on indexing, personnel updates, and some time-to-decision and accept/reject statistics broken down by year.

 
Posted: 2020-02-24
 

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
 

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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