Submission Guidelines

The ACL has released policies for submission, review and citation (more information here). ACL 2022 SRW will adhere to these policies and guidelines.

Submissions should:

  • Be relevant: Submissions to ACL 2022 SRW should be relevant to the audience.

  • Be original: The content of submissions to ACL 2022 SRW (the idea, the findings, the results and the words) should be original; that is, they cannot be published material (or material accepted for publication) in another refereed, archival form (such as a book, a journal, or conference proceedings). Authors are referred to the latest ACL author guidelines for additional information on what constitutes existing publication.

Authors may present preliminary versions of their work from other venues that are not refereed or not archival (e.g. course reports, theses, non-archival workshops, or preprint servers such as Authors should list all such previous presentations in the submission form.

The first author of the papers **MUST BE** a student.

Pre-submission Mentoring Procedure

Paper drafts for pre-submission mentoring should be sent in the PDF format before January 7, 2022 via the following link:

Pre-submission mentoring is not anonymous. The mentor will not review the final submission. Papers sent for pre-submission mentoring but not re-submitted by the main deadline (see the instructions below) on February 25, 2022, will not be reviewed. It is necessary to do a *new* submission on the link below.

For details on mentoring procedure see the mentoring page.

Submission Procedure

Long papers consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus an unlimited number of pages for references and supplementary material like the appendix. Upon acceptance, papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages).

Short papers consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus an unlimited number of pages for references and supplementary material like the appendix. Upon acceptance, papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 5 pages).

Appendices should come after the references in the submitted pdf, but do not count towards the page limit. Software should be submitted as a single .tgz or .zip archive, and data as a separate single .tgz or .zip archive. Supplementary materials must be fully anonymized to preserve the two-way anonymized reviewing policy.

Authors will be allowed extra space after the 8th page (4th for short papers) for a broader impact statement or other discussions of ethics. Note that an ethical considerations section is not required, but papers working with sensitive data or on sensitive tasks that do not discuss these issues will not be accepted.

Upon acceptance, authors are encouraged to use the additional page to address reviewers’ comments.

Submissions must conform to the specifications of ACL 2022 call for papers regarding multiple submissions and preparing papers for the double-blind review process.

Paper submissions must use the official ACL 2022 style templates available here. All submissions must be in PDF format and must conform to the official style guidelines, which are contained in these template files.

Please submit using the START conference system:

Multiple Submission Policy

We follow the ARR Multiple Submission Policy (see the guidelines here). Double submission to the ACL SRW and any other venue simultaneously (including ARR) is thus not allowed.

Authors of papers accepted for presentation at ACL 2022 SRW must notify the program chairs whether the paper will be presented. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in order for them to appear in the proceedings. We will not accept for publication or presentation papers that overlap significantly in content or results with papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere.

In the case of two different submissions, the authors must ensure that these submissions do not overlap significantly (> 75%) with each other in content or results.

Reviewing Procedure

The reviewing of the papers will be double-blind, so submissions should not contain author information or self-identifying citations.

Reviewing will be managed by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs and Faculty Advisors and a team of reviewers on the Program Committee. Submissions will be matched with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for review. The final acceptance decision will be based on the results of the review.