EMNLP 2013: Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing — October 18–21, 2013 — Seattle, USA.


Instructions for Submitting a Paper


Each long paper submission consists of a paper of up to nine (9) pages of content and any number of additional pages containing references only, together with optional supplementary material as described below.

Short papers will be presented orally or as a poster (at the discretion of the programme chairs), and will be given four (4) pages plus 2 pages for references in the proceedings.

Both long and short papers should follow the two-column format of NAACL 2013 proceedings. Please use the official NAACL 2013 style files for the paper (and ensure that your paper is Letter size). We reserve the right to reject submissions if the paper does not conform to these styles, including letter size and font size restrictions. The only accepted format for submitted papers is Adobe PDF.

As reviewing will be blind, the submission should not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...”, should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Smith (1991) previously showed ...”. Submissions that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review. Separate author identification information is required as part of the on-line submission process.

Supplementary material

The supplementary material should be supplementary (rather than central) to the paper. It may include explanations or details of proofs or derivations that do not fit into the paper, lists of features or feature templates, sample inputs and outputs for a system, pseudo-code or source code, and data. The paper should not rely on the supplementary material: while the paper may refer to and cite the supplementary material and the supplementary material will be available to reviewers, they will not be asked to review or even download the supplementary material.

The supplementary material must be in the form of a single .zip or a .tgz archive file with a maximum size of 10MB; otherwise there are no constraints on its format.

Procedure and requirements

Submission and reviewing will be on-line, managed by the START system at the following address

Submissions, together with all supplementary material, must be uploaded onto the START system by the submission deadlines; papers submitted after that time will not be reviewed. To minimise network congestion we request that authors upload their submissions as early as possible (especially if they contain large supplementary material files).

Multiple submission policy

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other meetings or publications must indicate this at submission time. To alleviate review duplication, multiple submissions are only allowed over a narrow time window, up until July 12, 2013. By this date, authors of co-submitted papers must notify the PC Chairs of their decision to either (a) withdraw the paper from EMNLP; or (b) withdraw the paper from the other venues it was co-submitted to and have it reviewed for EMNLP only.

Important dates

All deadlines refer to 11:59pm (UTC/GMT -11 hours)