IJCNLP-AACL 2023 invites the submission of long and short papers featuring substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL (TACL) and by the Computational Linguistics (CL) journals.
ARR commitment and Direct submission
IJCNLP-AACL2023 accepts papers from both Softconf START (direct submission) and ARR.
Both direct and ARR submissions should follow basically the same guidelines. For ARR-unique policies, please refer to the instructions in the “Submission through ARR” section below.
ARR papers committed to IJCNLP-AACL 2023 will be handled by the Senior Area Chairs. For these papers:
- The authors should upload the ARR submission paper and the associated reviews in PDF format through the ARR commitment link. Note that the paper and reviews cannot be modified, and the submitted files should be anonymized.
- If the paper did not include a “Limitations” section in its prior submission, the authors should submit a PDF that only contains such a section.
- Optionally, the authors may provide a response to the ARR reviews and meta-reviews.
To be considered by IJCNLP-AACL 2023, all papers should have ARR reviews and meta-reviews by the commitment deadline of August 15. These papers cannot be modified after receiving reviews and meta-review to be committed. They also cannot be revised and re-submitted to ARR for a new review cycle while they are considered by IJCNLP-AACL 2023.
|Anonymity period for papers submitted through START:||April 23, 2023|
|Direct paper submission deadline:||May 23, 2023|
|Author response period:||August 2-9, 2023|
|Commitment deadline for ARR papers:||August 15, 2023|
|Notification of acceptance:||September 4, 2023|
|Withdrawal deadline:||September 11, 2023|
|Camera-ready papers due:||September 20, 2023|
|Tutorials/Workshops:||November 1, 2023|
|Main Conference:||November 2-4, 2023|
Paper Types and Formats
Long papers must describe substantial, original, completed, and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included. Long papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references and appendices.
Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is NOT a shortened long paper. Instead, short papers should have a smaller yet focused contribution with a sufficient level of detail. Short papers may consist of up to 4 pages of content, plus unlimited pages of references and appendices.
Final versions of long and short papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages for long and 5 pages for short), so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.
IJCNLP-AACL 2023 will have the following awards.
- Best Paper Award
- Outstanding Paper Award
- Area Chair’s Award
- Social Impact Award
- Resource Award
Both long and short papers must follow the ACL 2023 two-column format, using the supplied official style files. Submissions that do not conform to the required styles, including paper size, margin width, and font size restrictions, will be rejected without review.
To guarantee conformance to publication standards, we will be using the ACL Pubcheck tool. The PDFs of camera-ready papers must be run through this tool prior to their final submission, and we recommend its use also at submission time.
Paper Submission Process
IJCNLP-AACL2023 offers a hybrid submission format with respect to ACL Rolling Review (ARR). Authors will choose either submit directly through the Softconf START conference management system or ARR (but not both).
A paper may not be simultaneously under review through ARR and IJCNLP-AACL 2023. A paper that has or will receive reviews through ARR may not be (directly) submitted for review to IJCNLP-AACL 2023.
Direct Submission through the Softconf START
All authors need to have Softconf profiles (i.e., all authors need to register to Softconf), which are mandatory to identify COIs.
The papers submitted directly through the Softconf START will have the “regular” review process: a paper is reviewed by 3 reviewers, and authors are invited to write an author response and revise their paper before the camera-ready deadline if the paper is accepted.
Submission through ARR
ARR papers committed to IJCNLP-AACL 2023 will be handled by the Senior Area Chairs. For these papers, the authors need to provide the mandatory “Limitations” section as an attachment if it is missing from the ARR submission; see below.
To be considered by IJCNLP-AACL 2023, ARR papers need to be submitted to ARR and obtain all its reviews and meta-review by the commitment deadline. These papers cannot be modified after receiving reviews and meta-review to be committed. They also cannot be revised and re-submitted to ARR for a new review cycle while they are considered by IJCNLP-AACL 2023.
If you have submitted a paper to ARR but do not want to use the review result of ARR, it must be inactive in the ARR system in order for the paper to be submitted directly to IJCNLP-AACL 2023.
Paper Submission Policies
The author list for submissions should include all (and only) individuals who made substantial contributions to the work presented. The list of authors (including the order) may not be changed after submission with no exceptions.
The direct submissions may not be made available online (e.g. via a preprint server) in a non-anonymized form after April 23 11:59 PM UTC-12:00 (for arXiv, note that this refers to publication time, NOT submission time). Non-anonymous preprints that were published before the start of the anonymity period may not be updated until IJCNLP-AACL2023 notifications come out. The existence of non-anonymous preprints must be disclosed in the submission form.
Anonymization for Double-blind Review
The submissions should avoid links to non-anonymized repositories: the code should be either submitted as supplementary material or as a link to an anonymized repository (e.g., Anonymous GitHub or Anonym Share). Please avoid any links to storage services like Dropbox (which may track the reviewers downloading the resources). Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.
Citation and Comparison
See the ACL guidelines.
Supplementary Materials (Optional)
Mandatory Discussion of Limitations
Following ACL 2023, IJCNLP-AACL2023 also requires all papers to have a “Limitations” section. The “Limitations” statement can be placed after the conclusion but before the references and will not count toward the page limit.
All the papers published at IJCNLP-AACL2023 must comply with the ACL Code of Ethics. We encourage authors to include an explicit ethics statement on the broader impact of the work, or other ethical considerations. The ethics statement can be placed after the conclusion but before the references and will not count toward the page limit.
Responsible NLP Checklist
IJCNLP-AACL 2023 submissions are required to submit the Responsible NLP checklist.
The checklist templates (LaTex and Word, with a fillable PDF form as last resort) can be found here.
Multiple Submission Policy
IJCNLP-AACL 2023 precludes multiple submissions. IJCNLP-AACL 2023 will not consider any paper that is under review in a journal or another conference at the time of submission, and submitted papers must not be submitted elsewhere during the review period. In addition, we will not consider any paper that overlaps significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere, without exception.
Authors are required to honor the ethical code set out in the ACL Code of Ethics. We ask that all authors read the code, and ensure that their work is conformant to this code. Authors are encouraged to devote a section of their paper to concerns about the ethical impact of the work and to a discussion of the broader impacts of the work, which will be taken into account in the review process.
Should the reviewers still have concerns about the ethical aspects of a given submission, it may be passed on to the ethics committee for extra ethics review. IJCNLP-AACL 2023 reserves the right to reject papers on ethical grounds, where the authors are judged to have operated counter to the code of ethics or have inadequately addressed legitimate ethical concerns with their work.
Contact: ijcnlp-aacl-2023-pc [at] googlegroups.com
- Yuki Arase, Osaka University (Japan)
- Baotian Hu, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen (China)
- Wei Lu, Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore)