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 process; annual reports (includes journal statistics presented to the ACL)

Announcements

 

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
 

2019Q3 report

 
The TACL report to the ACL for 2018Q3 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 eligibilty 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.

 
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...
 

Re-submission template updated

 
The template for creating the "pdf bundle" required for re-submissions has been updated; it includes a bugfix by Ion Madrazo.  The new template is here: resubmission-pkg.v1,1.tex,  and also linked to in the instructions for authors.  
Posted: 2019-02-26
 

TACL acceptance/final-version deadline for ACL 2019

 
To be eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at ACL 2019, TACL papers must satisfy both of the following conditions: first, be accepted (decision type (a)) by April 15, 2019; second, submit their final version to TACL by May 27th.  See the section on Presentation of Accepted TACL Papers at Conferences in the author guidelines for more details.  
Posted: 2019-02-19
 
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