PBML is a journal (published since 1964) with fast, fair and constructive peer review. It is recognized as a source of high quality research from the broad field of computational linguistics, both in its scientific and engineering side, including machine translation, corpus linguistics, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc. PBML is especially focused on original papers about dependency grammar and open source tools for machine translation.
PBML is traditionally published in print edition twice a year (regularly in April and October). Starting from PBML 87 (2007), all articles are published electronically as well: you can download PDF files of either the entire issues or single contributions. Starting from PBML 89 (2008), all articles have assigned DOI identifiers and they are published also via Versita/DeGruyter open access platform. ISSN of the print version is 0032-6585 and of the online version 1804-0462.
PBML invites submissions on original and unpublished research from the broad field of computational linguistics in any of its aspects. The language is restricted to English, German and French. In addition to peer-reviewed research papers, we welcome also book reviews, book notices and short notes. See Instructions for Authors for more details on contributing. Contributions and questions should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For PBML 106, you can submit also 10-page descriptions of MT-related open-source tools via MTM16 with a special deadlines schedule (abstracts July 5).
|submission deadline||notification of acceptance||publication|
|PBML 106||abstracts: June 23, 2016
full articles: June 30, 2016
|July 30, 2016||October 2016|
|PBML 107||abstracts: January 15, 2017
full articles: January 30, 2017
|March 7, 2017||April 2017|
Notifications of acceptance/rejection might be sent earlier in case of submissions received significantly before the respective deadlines.
The submitted manuscripts are processed by a reviewing procedure, involving at least two independent, anonymous and conflict-of-interest-free reviewers for each submission. At least one of reviewers is a member of the international Editorial Board. The second reviewer is appointed by the Editorial Board depending on the topic of the submitted paper. Reviewers are instructed to give detailed comments on the paper, including an assessment of the paper's strengths and weaknesses, its degree of originality and novelty, and to indicate to which subgroup of the research community the results presented in the paper are interesting.
If a contribution of any type is accepted for publication, the technical editors (copyeditors) will work with the author(s) to bring the appearance of the article to the high standard used by the journal. Cooperation of the authors is essential for timely publication within the journal schedule. Copyeditors have the right to edit the submitted LaTeX source to make sure the appearance is according to the guidelines, but substantial changes to appearance will be consulted with the authors.
The copyright and the ownership of the contributions (long articles, short articles, book reviews, short book notices, special articles, etc.) remains with the authors, except that certain distribution and other rights are transferred to the publishers and the published articles are available under Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). See the copyright release agreement (odt, doc) that the corresponding author has to sign in the name of all authors.
If you want to subscribe to PBML and receive the print edition, please contact us at email@example.com.