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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in LaTeX using the JLCL class

Author Guidelines

Types of contributions

Articles are welcome on two different tracks: open-ended general call and specific call for papers.

The following types of contributions are solicited and taken into account for publication:

  • Research reports
  • State-of the-art overviews which summarise research activities in subfields of the discipline, present and/or evaluate relevant resources and tools
  • Short description of data-sets, particularly in the context of „shared tasks“;
  • Reports about software and applications in the field of language technology. The software or application should be of relevance to the CL community and, ideally, should be usable without legal restrictions. Discussion of methodological issues of design and implementation of the software is particularly welcome.
  • Book reviews (not subject to peer-reviewing, to be reviewed only by the editors of the volume)

Submissions can be made in English and on request in German.


Papers may be submitted in either LaTeX or MS Word format, but we stongly encourage authors to use the LaTeX template.

  1. Up-to-date LaTeX template available from GitHub (download as ZIP-file)
  2. Legacy MS Word [ZIP] template

Authors are recommended to use these stylesheets from the very beginning of the manuscript creation process

Prerequisites for the publication of the accepted manuscript

Authors are responsible that their work adheres all the rules of good scientific practice and takes into account all legal and ethical issues in particular with regard to language resources used, especially:

  • Authors adhere to the guidelines and code of coduct as stated on this website
  • In the case of acceptance, authors have to revise the manuscript, if so requested, taking into account the comments and suggestions of the reviewers
  • For the final manuscript the styleguides and stylesheets which are available on the journal website must be used.
  • Non-native speakers of English are required to let their manuscript proof-read by a native speaker provided the reviews recommend it.

When handing in the final manuscript, the author(s) grant first publication rights to the journal and accept the open-access policy of the journal. Authors are permitted, without embargo, to deposit their articles (including pre-prints and post-prints) online, e.g. in institutional repositories, in pre-print servers or on their webpages, as long as they link to the published version. Authors retain the right to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the article (such as posting it to an institutional or personal repository, or publishing it as part of a book), as long as its original publication in JLCL is explicitly acknowledged.

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