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The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics

The Journal of Charles University

2 Issues per year


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    All areas of computational linguistics. Please go to the journal webpage http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml.html

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    Source of high quality research from the field of computational linguistics.

    Why submit

    Fast, fair and constructive peer review.

    Rejection Rate

    • 40%

    Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

    The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

    Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:


    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts are welcome provided that they have not yet been published elsewhere and that they bring some interesting and new insights contributing to the broad field of computational linguistics in any of its aspects, or of linguistic theory. The submitted articles may be:

    • long articles with completed, wide-impact research results both theoretical and practical, and/or new formalisms for linguistic analysis and their implementation and application on linguistic data sets, or
    • short or long articles that are abstracts or extracts of Master's and PhD thesis, with the most intersting and/or promising results described. Also
      short or long articles looking forward that base their views on proper and deep analysis of the current situation in various subjects within the field are invited, as well as
    • short articles about current advanced research of both theoretical and applied nature, with very specific (and perhaps narrow, but well-defined) target goal in all areas of language and speech processing, to give the opportunity to junior researchers to publish as soon as possible;
    • short articles that contain contraversing, polemic or otherwise unusual views, supported but some experimental evidence but not necessarily evaluated in the usual sense are also welcome.

    The recommended length of long article is 12--30 pages and of short paper is 6-15 pages.
    The copyright of papers accepted for publication remains with the author. The editors reserve the right to make editorial revisions but these revisions and changes have to be approved by the author(s). Book reviews and short book notices are also appreciated.
    The manuscripts are reviewed by 2 independent reviewers, at least one of them being a member of the international Editorial Board.
    Authors receive two copies of the relevant issue of the PBML together with 10 offprints of their article.
    For a guide about how to prepare vector images with TrEd (http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/~pajas/tred/) see Preparing Images of Trees for Publishing (http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml-tred.html). 

    Technical Instuctions

    You can choose and later follow one of the following alternatives:

    • LaTeX and/or Xe(La)TeX for standard users: This is both the most preferred and for the major part of authors the easiest way which just requires the basic knowledge of writting in LaTeX. The reason why work with Xe(La)TeX (http://scripts.sil.org/) - quite new and rapidly growing TeX-like typesetting engine - is that it uses Unicode and supports advanced font technologies. So it offers easy handling and typesetting of wider range of languages, e.g. showing examples (http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml/88/art-smrz.pdf) in arabic language. However, if you don't need to typeset nothing but standard English, you can still use normal LaTeX.
    • Download the zipped file (http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/pbml/pbml-style-standard.zip). It contains directory with predefined styles and templates for all types of PBML contibutions. First, reading of README.txt and PBML_article.tex files is recommended. Then you can simply alter template files *.tex (PBML_article.tex, PBML_review.tex etc.) using (almost) all components and add-ons of LaTeX, e.g. references and BibTeX. We do our best to comment all known issues in PBML_article.tex.
    • After editing of files you can use latex (installed LaTeX is needed) or xelatex (installed Xe(La)TeX is needed) commands, e.g. latex PBML_article.tex
    • LaTeX and/or Xe(La)TeX for experienced users: This way is offered for authors who are familiar with Xe(La)TeX engine. We prepare the package in the way and the same subdirectory hierarchy how of the LaTeX packages are normally distributed. The knowledge of administrating of the engine and installing of fonts is required. Comparing with the first way, the advantage is in controlling of the format of your output file, i.e. the format of the output will be exactly the same as in official release of the PBML, including the equality of used fonts. So you can precisely control formatting of all pages, position of examples, tables etc.

    Editorial Policy

    Papers are invited on topics from the broad field of computational linguistics, both in its scientific and engineering side, including corpus linguistics. The language is restricted to English, German and French.

    In addition to full papers, short notes, reviews and book notices are accepted and published as well.

    The submitted manuscripts are processed by an anonymus reviewing procedure, involving at least two reviewers for each submission. 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.

    Please submit your manuscripts to The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics via email to:


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    Editorial Information

    Jan Hajič, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

    Editorial Board
    Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale "Antonio Zampolli", (ILC-CNR), Pisa, Italy
    Walther von Hahn, Institut für Germanistik I, Hamburg, Germany
    Jan Hajič, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    Eva Hajičová, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    Erhard Hinrichs, Universität Tübingen, Germany
    Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Philipp Koehn, University of Edinburgh, Great Britain
    Jaroslav Peregrin, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    Patrice Pognan, Institut national des Langues et Civilisations orientales, Paris, France
    Alexandr Rosen, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    Petr Sgall, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    Hans Uszkoreit, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

    Copy Editors
    Martin Popel, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
    Ondřej Bojar, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

    Editorial Assistant
    Kateřina Stuparičová, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

    Jan Hajic
    Charles University in Prague
    Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics Malostranské nám. 25
    118 00 Prague 1
    Czech Republic

    Tel.: +420221914252
    e-mail: pbml@ufal.mff.cuni.cz

    e-mail for the authors: pbml@ufal.mff.cuni.cz (Martin Popel, copy editor)

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