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.


  • Topics of interest: including but not limited to
    • Cognitive Modeling and Psycholinguistics
    • Computational Social Science and Social Media
    • Dialogue and Interactive Systems
    • Discourse and Pragmatics
    • Ethics and NLP
    • Generation of language
    • Green NLP
    • Information Extraction
    • Information Retrieval and Text Mining
    • Interpretability and Analysis of Models for NLP
    • Language Grounding to Vision, Robotics and Beyond
    • Theory and Formalism in NLP (Linguistic and Mathematical)
    • Machine Learning for NLP
    • Machine Translation
    • NLP Applications
    • Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation
    • Question Answering
    • Resources and Evaluation
    • Semantics: Lexical
    • Semantics: Sentence 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
    • Works focusing on Northern European languages are encouraged, with the same requirements of excellence


  • 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 are signed, but reviewer identity hidden during the review process
    • Include prior reviews: Allow consideration of recent reviews (<1yr) from ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, EACL, AACL, or NeurIPS
    • 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 ~1000 words, plus two or three figures/tables


  • Publication format:
    • Free to publish, free to submit, free to read
    • Articles will be 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, for example, the ACL conference.

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

The ACL Anthology has accepted inclusion of articles published in NEJLT, with effect from 2023 for volume 7 and onward.

The journal is published by Linköping University press, for whom we are very 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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