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 (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/final-version deadline for EMNLP 2019

 
To be eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at EMNLP 2019, TACL papers must satisfy both of the following conditions: first, be accepted (decision type (a)) by July 25, 2019; second, submit their final version to TACL by September 5, 2019.  See the section on Presentation of Accepted TACL Papers at Conferences in the author guidelines for more details.  
Posted: 2019-03-23
 

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
 

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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