International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (IJCLCLP)

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International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing (IJCLCLP) invites submission of original research papers in the area of computational linguistics and speech/text processing of natural language. All papers must be written in English or Chinese. Manuscripts submitted must be previously unpublished and cannot be under consideration elsewhere. Submissions should report significant new research results in computational linguistics, speech and language processing or new system implementation involving significant theoretical and/or technological innovation. The submitted papers are divided into the categories of regular papers, short papers, and survey papers. Regular papers are expected to explore a research topic in full details. Short papers can focus on a smaller research issue. And survey papers should cover emerging research trends and have a tutorial or review nature of sufficiently large interest to the Journal audience. There is no strict length limitation on the regular and survey papers. But it is suggested that the manuscript should not exceed 40 double-spaced A4 pages. In contrast, short papers are restricted to no more than 20 double-spaced A4 pages. All contributions will be anonymously reviewed by at least two reviewers.

Copyright: It is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from both author and publisher to reproduce material which has appeared in another publication. Copies of this permission must also be enclosed with the manuscript. It is the policy of the IJCLCLP society to own the copyright to all its publications in order to facilitate the appropriate reuse and sharing of their academic content. A signed copy of the IJCLCLP copyright form, which transfers copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) to the CLCLP society, will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for publication. The papers published by IJCLCLP will be also accessed online via the IJCLCLP officail website and the contracted electronic database services.

Style for Manuscripts: The paper should conform to the following instructions:

  1. Typescript: Manuscript should be typed double-spaced on standard A4 (or letter-size) white paper using size of 11 points or larger.

  2. Title and Author: The first page of the manuscript should consist of the title, the authors' names and institutional affiliations, the abstract, and the corresponding author's address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The title of the paper should use normal capitalization. Capitalize only the first words and such other words as the orthography of the language requires beginning with a capital letter. The author's name should appear below the title.

  3. Abstracts and Keywords: An informative abstract of not more than 250 words, together with 4 to 6 keywords is required. The abstract should not only indicate the scope of the paper but should also summarize the author's conclusions.

  4. Headings: Headings for sections should be numbered in Arabic numerals (i.e. 1.,2....) and start form the left- hand margin. Headings for subsections should also be numbered in Arabic numerals (i.e. 1.1,1.2...).

  5. Footnotes: The footnote reference number should be kept to a minimum and indicated in the text with superscript numbers. Footnotes may appear at the end of manuscript.

  6. Equations and Mathematical Formulas: All equations and mathematical formulas should be typewritten or written clearly in ink. Equations should be numbered serially on the right-hand side by Arabic numerals in parentheses.

  7. References: All the citations and References should follow the APA format. The basic form for a reference looks like:

        Authora, A. A., Authorb, B. B., & Authorc, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of  Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.

Here shows an Example.

               Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5-13.

The basic form for a citation looks like (Authora, Authorb, and Authorc, Year). Here shows an example. (Scruton, 1996).

Please visit the following websites for details.

(1)APA Formatting and Style Guide (

(2)APA Style (

No page charges are levied on authors or their institutions.

Final Manuscripts Submission: If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be asked to supply final manuscript in MS Word or PDF files to

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