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.



New TACL co-Editors-in-Chief


Roi Reichart and Asli Celikyilmaz have been selected to be co-Editors-in-Chief (co-EiCs) of TACL, which will bring the number of co-EiCs to three (along with Ani Nenkova) when Brian Roark finishes his term at the end of 2022. Congratulations to Roi and Asli!

The temporary expansion to three co-EiCs will last until the end of Ani Nenkova's term in 2024, when TACL will revert to its standard 2 co-EiCs. The expansion is in support of initiatives that require effort beyond the regular operation of the journal.

Posted: 2022-09-14

TACL's first impact factor

We are pleased to announce that in 2021 TACL had an impact factor of 9.194.  This is the first time that an impact factor has been measured for TACL, as the journal was only recently indexed by the Web of Science.  Interested parties are referred to a recent MIT Press blog post for more information as well as a message of thanks from the co-Editors-in-chief to the TACL community as a whole.  Thanks everyone for all the hard work!  
Posted: 2022-07-07

TACL acceptance/final-version deadlines for EMNLP 2022


To be eligible for presentation (oral or poster) at EMNLP 2022, TACL papers must satisfy both of the following conditions: first, be accepted with a decision type (a) by September 22, 2022; and second, have their final version submitted to TACL by October 7, 2022.

To allow ample time for the technical approval by the Action Editor, we suggest submitting the final version by 10 business days prior to the second deadline.

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

Posted: 2022-07-07

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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