Submission Guidelines for ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing

These guidelines describe the mechanics of submitting a paper electronically. For manuscript preparation, please see Author Guidelines.

Submission to TSLP is done electronically through Manuscript Central. Once you are at that site, you will be asked to create an account and password with which you can enter the ACM Manuscript Central manuscript review tracking system. This account is different from your ACM account that you may have. From a drop-down list of journals, choose Transactions on Speech and Language Processing and proceed to the Author Center to submit your manuscript and other accompanying files.

You will be asked to create an abstract that will be used throughout the system as a synopsis of your paper. You will also be asked to classify your submission using the ACM Computing Classification System through a link provided at the Author Center. For completeness, please select at least one primary-level classification followed by two secondary-level classifications. To make the process easier, you may cut and paste from the list. Remember, you, the author, know best which area and sub-areas are covered by your paper; in addition to clarifying the area where your paper belongs, classification often helps in quickly identifying suitable reviewers for your paper. So it is important that you provide as thorough a classification of your paper as possible.

The ACM Production Department prefers that your manuscript be prepared using either the LaTeX or MS Word format style files for manuscript preparation that can be obtained from here. For editorial review, the manuscript should be submitted as a PDF or Postscript file. Accompanying material can be in any number of text or image formats, as well as software/documentation bundles in zip or tar-gzipped formats.

Questions regarding editorial review process should be directed to an Editor-in-Chief. Questions regarding the post-acceptance production process should be addressed to the Managing Editor, Roma Simon, at

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