Information For Authors
EACL09 style files
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When and where do I send my final camera-ready paper?
The deadline is February 2nd, 2009. You may upload your paper starting December 20th via the START Conference Manager: https://www.softconf.com/eacl09/main/final.html.
Please double check that all meta-data (author names, affiliations, paper title, etc) are entered into the system correctly and exactly as they appear on the paper, especially if they contain non-ASCII characters.
How should the final copy differ from the original submission?
The paper should be improved to address the comments of the reviewers, and in any other way that you see fit. The final version should, of course, not be anonymous:
- Include the authors' names and affiliations under the title
- De-anonymize references to your own work
- Add acknowledgments where appropriate
How long can it be?
At most 8 pages of text; one additional page containing only references is permitted.
What is the format for the camera-ready copy?
The file must be in Portable Document Format (PDF) on A4 paper (210 Χ 297 millimetres, 8.3 Χ 11.7 inches). Style files and detailed formatting instructions can be found at the table, higher in this page.
If you are using LaTeX, please create the PDF file with
pdflatex. This ensures use of the proper Type 1 fonts and also takes advantage of other PDF features. (If you can't use
pdflatex for some reason, use
latex, and then turn the resulting
dvi file into
dvips -Ppdf (do not use
dvips-Pps). If A4 output is not the default for your installation of
-t a4 to specify the output format. See here for a comparison of
How do I ensure that my file is correctly formatted?
Please check the paper size by viewing your document in Acrobat Reader. The bottom of the window should show the size as "8.3 x 11.7 in" or "A4". If your are using
pdflatex to create the pdf, A4 should be the default. If it's not, you can change it as described here. If you are using
latex / dvips, see above.
If your paper uses Asian fonts, please ensure that they are encoded in the PDF file so that they can be displayed by non-Asian versions of the PDF reader. (Asian versions ship with a larger set of default fonts.) See Adobe's discussion of this issue, which unfortunately does not discuss LaTeX. Suggested diagnostics and solutions are welcomed.
What if my paper includes graphics?
Remember that you are providing a camera-ready copy. Thus, artwork and photos should be included directly in the paper in their final positions. Resolution for raster images should be at least 160 dpi. Avoid GIF or JPEG images that are low resolution or highly compressed. If images contain screen gradients, do not use screen values below 20%.
Your paper must look good both when printed (A4 / 8.3" x 11.7" size, black-and-white) and when viewed onscreen as PDF (zoomable to any size, color okay). Thus, you may want to use color high-resolution graphics, allowing onscreen readers to zoom in on a graph and study it. However, please check that the same graph or photograph is legible when printed on a black-and-white printer. For example, different lines in a graph should not be distinguished only by color, although they can also be distinguished by color.
A good test is to print the paper on your own black-and-white laser printer, and to view it in a PDF viewer at different resolutions.
Don't go overboard on resolution; keep file sizes manageable. Note that vector graphics (e.g., encapsulated PostScript) look good at any scale and take up little space (unless you are plotting many thousands of data points).
How about copyright?
When you submit the paper, you will be asked to electronically or physically sign ACL's Copyright Transfer Agreement on behalf of all authors. Authors retain many rights under this agreement.
Before signing this form, please confirm with your co-authors (and, if applicable, your and their employers) that they authorize you to sign on their behalf.
What if my paper's title or author list has changed?
Then please edit those metadata fields when you upload the camera-ready version, so that they will appear correctly in the table of contents, author index, conference schedule, etc.
My question isn't answered here ...?
Please email the publications chairs (Kemal Oflazer and David Schlangen) at firstname.lastname@example.org (NOTICE: in case you have sent an email to this address: email@example.com, please resend it to our new address: firstname.lastname@example.org). We will update this page as new issues arise.