Northern European Journal of Language Technology (NEJLT)


NEJLT is a global journal that publishes peer-reviewed language technology and computational linguistics research on all languages.

Journal scope

  • Language focus:
    • Global; no specific focus. Research on all and any languages is invited.


  • Field of study: Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing


  • Topics of interest: including but not limited to:
    • Algorithms for language processing
    • Architectures for Learning to Process Language
    • Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
    • Common-sense Knowledge Modelling
    • Computational Social Science and Social Media
    • Data-Efficient Approaches to Language Processing
    • Dialogue and Interactive Systems
    • Discourse and Pragmatics
    • Efficient NLP
    • Ethics and NLP
    • Evaluation of Language Technology
    • Formal Grammars with Application to Natural Language
    • Generation of Language
    • Information Extraction
    • Information Retrieval and Text Mining
    • Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
    • Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond
    • Language Modelling
    • Language Model Training Methods
    • Language Model Security
    • Linguistic Issues in Language Technology
    • Theory and Formalism in NLP (Linguistic and Mathematical)
    • Meta-studies on the Field of Language Technology
    • Machine Learning for NLP
    • Machine Translation
    • Model Preferences and Behaviors
    • Multimodal Processing
    • NLP Applications
    • Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation
    • Question Answering
    • Resources and Evaluation
    • Semantics: Lexical
    • Semantics: Sentence, Paragraph, and Discourse level
    • Semantics: Textual Inference and Other Areas of Semantics
    • Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining
    • Speech and Multimodality
    • Summarization
    • Syntax: Tagging, Chunking and Parsing


  • Paper types: Six different kinds of paper submission
    • Computationally-aided linguistic analysis
    • NLP engineering experiment
    • Reproduction
    • Resource
    • Position
    • Survey


  • Reviewing policies:
    • Evidence-based policies: NEJLT uses research on peer review to lead community discussion about shaping review policy
    • Full author anonymity: no editor responsible for the acceptance decision should see an author’s name or affiliation
    • Signed reviews: following e.g. the BMJ, reviews may be signed, but reviewer identity hidden during the review process
    • Include prior reviews: Accelerated review when providing recent prior reviews (<1yr) from top venues
    • Reviews must be substantial and constructive
    • Paper acceptance based on excellence alone


  • Submission format:
    • Paper: follows one of the paper types, as listed above; unlimited length
    • Letter: new result or discussion point; up to six pages


  • Publication format:
    • Free to publish, free to submit, free to read
    • DOIs issued upon article publication under the journal ISSN
    • Articles first appear at our official site supported by Linköping e-Press
    • Articles are automatically indexed and published in the ACL Anthology


NEJLT welcomes manuscripts from anywhere in the world that present excellent research in the field of language technology and natural language processing. Work on all languages is welcome. The range of papers suitable for NEJLT is just the same as that suitable at international NLP venues, for example, the ACL conference.

NEJLT is the journal of NEALT, the Northern European Association for Language Technology.

The ACL Anthology includes articles published in NEJLT since volume 7 (2021), under the venue “NEJLT”.

The journal is published by Linköping University press, for which we are grateful. The editor-in-chief of NEJLT is appointed by the Northern European Association for Language Technology. This geographical connection gives the journal its name, though the journal itself does not have a Northern European language focus.




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