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Author Guidelines

Manuscripts for Computational Linguistics should be submitted electronically in the form of a PDF file, formatted single-spaced in accordance with our Style Guidelines, and beginning with an informative abstract of approximately 150-250 words. The title, authors' names and abstract should also be provided separately in a text file, with the contact author's email adddress clearly indicated. Manuscripts must be written in English.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission conforms to the submission guidelines.
  2. The paper is in PDF format, formatted singlespaced in accordance with our Style Guidelines.
  3. The submission is not covered by a non-disclosure agreement and is available for peer review without restriction.
  4. The authors are able, should the submission be accepted, to assign copyright to the Association for Computational Linguistics. (See our current copyright assignment form for further information.)
  5. The submission has not been published in or submitted for publication to another refereed archival publication.
  6. The submission in its present form has not appeared in any conference or workshop proceedings. (Substantially extended versions of conference papers are acceptable as submissions. Please notify us at the time of submission if this applies.)

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