Information for publishing at *ACL conferences

Detailed style guide

Each year we accompany the Latex and Word style files with a PDF document that describes how ACL papers are to be formatted. While helpful and necessary, this document does not spell out all the detailed rules that publication chairs will apply when deciding whether a given paper conforms to the style guide or not.

As a publication chair, you face a trade-off between enforcing the style rules strictly and controlling the amount of time you are willing to invest into this. This page collects some of the detailed rules that earlier publication chairs have followed. You should feel free to adopt them as you see fit.

It is probably a good idea to communicate the exact rules you are following to your book chairs, for a consistent look of the entire proceedings.

Detailed style decisions: