We welcome two types of contributions: article submissions and proposal for special issues.

Submitting a paper

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. They are to be sent to info (at)

Please read the guidelines for authors before submitting a paper!


Papers may be submitted in either LaTeX or MS Word format:

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

Proposing a topic for a special issue

Please read the guidelines for guest editors.

The proposals is first examined by the editors and submitted for approval by the GSCL board.
In case of approval, the editors will propose a schedule for conception and publication.

Please send us a one-page outline with motivation, relevance, description, name(s) of the guest editor(s) and suggestions for reviewers.


A submission is first examined by the editors and then forwarded to at least two members of the editorial board or invited reviewers in a blind peer review process.


Immediate rejection will be decided upon by the editors if the topic or the format does not suit the requirements, regular rejection will be motivated by reviews.


Depending on the reviews articles can be accepted with or without modifications. In the latter case, the authors are expected to keep to the schedule specified by the editors.


The editors can withdraw an article at any time in case of malpractise (from a scientific point of view or in case of copyright infringement).

Standing Editorial Board

The editorial board primarily consists of members of the executive and advisory boards of the GSCL (, that is researchers from academia and the language technology industry as well as the chairpersons of the GSCL's special interest groups.