Mission statement

The Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (JLCL) is an Open Access journal ("gold" open access) supported by the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL). As such it requires no article processings charges (APC).


The journal publishes articles on computational linguistics and natural language processing, primarily original research papers and reports; if they are properly motivated surveys, position papers and book reviews may also be accepted. The following list of topics gives an overview of typical research fields relevant to the JLCL community:

  • Core technologies
    • Parsing (theory and technology)
    • Computational morphology
    • Machine translation and machine aided translation
    • Speech based systems and their applications
  • Quantitative and data-oriented approaches
    • Corpus linguistics
    • Quantitative linguistics
  • Application fields
    • Text technology (markup languages, text mining)
    • Computational lexicography
    • Information retrieval, knowledge management and related areas
  • Inter-/Transdisciplinary work
    • CL/NLP for Digital Humanities
    • Linguistic approaches to the Semantic Web and ontology engineering
    • Information Science ... and digital libraries
    • Diachronic and comparative linguistics
  • Issues in curriculum development and teaching

We invite submission related to any language and we particularly encourage submissions related to German and its geographical and historical varieties.

Concrete publication details

Publishing characteristics

Mostly two issues per annum: one general and open-ended call, the other in response to a specific call with a thematic focus.


English (German on request)


Dr. Adrien Barbaresi (Editor-in-chief)
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Dr. Lothar Lemnitzer


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