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)



Policy regarding papers withdrawn from conferences


The "Resubmission Policy for ACL, EACL, NAACL, EMNLP Conference Submissions" has been revised to clarify the status of papers withdrawn from conferences.

The short version is: "TACL considers papers that were reviewed by a conference and not accepted, such as papers that were withdrawn during an author response period before an official decision was received, to have been rejected from the conference."

See the Author Guidelines for the full version.



Posted: 2016-08-01 More...

2016Q3 report to the ACL Exec

The TACL report to the ACL for 2016Q3 is available here. It includes some journal statistics and describes some pending policy issues.  
Posted: 2016-07-27 More...

Transitioning to

TACL is shifting to using "" instead of "".  Links using the Columbia address should be automatically redirected.  
Posted: 2016-07-19 More...

Instructions changed for resubmission of (b)s


There has been a slight change to how revisions of (b) papers should be resubmitted: by email instead of system upload.  The protocol for revisions of (c) papers remains the same - via the system.

Updated instructions are at the "Revision and Resubmission Policy for TACL Submissions" section of the instructions.

Posted: 2016-07-03 More...
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