IMPORTANT New ACL Author and Reviewer Guidelines

ACL conferences and TACL require that submissions be anonymized. A submission will not be considered anonymized if the authors post (or update) a non-anonymized preprint version within an anonymity period lasting from 1 month before the submission deadline until the time of notification (or withdrawal). Submissions will be rejected if not properly anonymized.

  • Anonymized preprints within the anonymity period are allowed. This is currently only possible on certain platforms but ACL may consider using such a platform for all submissions in the future.
  • Non-anonymized preprints before the anonymity period are allowed, although we encourage authors to wait to post them until after the anonymity period.
  • If a non-anonymized preprint version exists, authors must declare its existence at submission time but should not cite it and are asked not to publicize it further during the anonymity period – the submitted paper should be as anonymous as possible.

The notion of preprint is understood broadly to refer to any non-refereed paper posted online, including but not limited to preprint servers such as arXiv. Note that the rule applies only to preprints that authors post themselves, so it does not apply to (say) non-refereed proceedings volumes. The restriction on updating is to prevent authors from circumventing these rules by "flag planting" with a placeholder version over 1 month in advance.

See: New Policies for Submission, Review and Citation

Call for Demo Papers (More...)
Added a new area "Theory and Formalisms" into Research Track (More...)
NAACL 2018 Student Research Workshop (SRW) (More...)
Call for Papers - Industry Track (More...)
NAACL 2018 will be family friendly!
First Joint Call for Tutorial Proposals: ACL/COLING/EMNLP/NAACL 2018 (More...)
First Joint Call for Workshop Proposals: ACL/COLING/EMNLP/NAACL 2018 (More...)

The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1 to June 6, 2018.

Important Dates


Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline October 22, 2017
Workshop Notification of Acceptance November 17, 2017
Long Paper Deadline December 15, 2017
Author Response January 25, 2018
Short Paper Deadline January 10, 2018
Long Paper Notification February 13-14, 2018
Submission Deadline (Industry Track) February 20, 2018
Submission Deadline (Demo Paper) February 24, 2018
Short Paper Notification February 28, 2018
Acceptance Notification (Industry Track) March 25, 2018
Acceptance Notification (Demo Paper) March 31, 2018
Final Version Submission Deadline (Industry Track and Demo Paper) April 15, 2018
Tutorial
(1 day)
June 1, 2018
Main Conference
(3 days)
June 2-4, 2018
Workshops
(2 days)
June 5-6, 2018

* All deadlines are 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8) (anywhere in the world).