Decisions have been finalised, and notifications emailed to contact authors. Thanks for your patience! EMNLP will be the biggest NLP conference to date, and accordingly there was a long and complex process between submission and notification. After receiving 3677 submissions, 3359 of these went through review, of which 754 were accepted to EMNLP and 520 were accepted to Findings of EMNLP. This gives an acceptance rate of 22.4% for EMNLP and a further 15.5% for Findings. In terms of paper type, the long paper acceptance rate to EMNLP is 24.6% and 16.7% for short papers.
The new sister publication, “Findings of ACL: EMNLP 2020” will serve as an online companion publication for papers that are not accepted for publication in the main conference. Here we answer several concerns and criticisms raised in the recent ACL 2020 review meeting.
May 26th, 2020: Instructions for Reviewers (Updated: June 19th)
Instructions for how to write a high quality review for EMNLP 2020
A guest post by Jesse Dodge and Noah A. Smith about reproducibility of results in NLP
We provide some advice to reviewers, such that we can identify the best research to be presented in the conference, and provide constructive feedback in order for authors to further improve their papers.
May 9th, 2020: How to fix your reviewer profiles (Updated: June 11th)
A number of issues have come up with reviewer profiles entered into Softconf. Here we explain how to fix them.
Here we answer a whole lot of questions about the details of the submission process, including what you can do with preprints.
We announce a policy requiring authors to nominate a reviewer to submit papers
April 19th, 2020: EMNLP Episode I: A New Hope – a.k.a. “Findings of EMNLP” (Updated: May 25th)
We are creating a new sister publication, “Findings of ACL: EMNLP 2020” (hereafter Findings), which will serve as an online companion publication for papers that are not accepted for publication in the main conference, but nonetheless have been assessed by the programme committee as solid work with sufficient substance, quality and novelty to warrant publication.