ACL Rolling Review (ARR) is a centralized reviewing service targeting top-tier conferences
under the Association for Computational Linguistics.
- Built atop the OpenReview platform, ARR implements the initial stages of conference reviewing in 2 month cycles,
culminating in the release to authors of reviews and a metareview.
- Authors may submit a revision to a subsequent ARR cycle and request the same or new reviewers.
- Reviews are decoupled from acceptance decisions: as long as a paper has reviews and has not yet been accepted by a venue,
the authors can choose among participating venues, whose program committees will consider the already-reviewed papers for acceptance.
For further information about submitting, see the page for Authors.
ARR began with a 2020 proposal.
As of mid-2023, it has evolved with experience and feedback from the community.
In 2024, the ACL, EACL, and NAACL main conferences will use ARR as the sole submission system.
Other venues may adopt ARR as well. The ARR team continues to welcome input on the design of the review process.
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Review Data Collection
One of the initiatives that ARR supports is the ongoing collection of data about peer-review in NLP. Nils Dycke, Ilia Kuznetsov and Iryna Gurevych have been leading an ACL-approved initiative to collect review data on an opt-in basis. They provide a status update and invite discussion here.
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Modified Timeline December
For the December cycle, ARR will have a slightly modified timeline. Reviews will be released on January 28th given that reviewing started a bit later due to the end of the semester, the overlapping heavy load from November and the holidays. We also wanted to give a bit more time to AEs to be mindful of weekend days.
- December 15th: Submission deadline
- December 16th-24th: Reviewer/AE assignment
- December 24th-28th: SAC/AE paper check and reassignment
- December 29th-January 18th: Reviewing
- January 19th-27th: Meta-reviews and reviewer chasing
- January 28th: Review and meta-review release
We have received several questions about resubmitting to ARR. We have now modified the call for papers to address these questions, which have to do with adding/removing authors, providing responses to reviewers, and requesting new reviewers.
There is no need to withdraw any papers from ARR after reviewing is complete (in fact if you do withdraw your paper from an ARR cycle, we won’t be able to transfer that paper + reviews to any venue you “commit” to). Once you have your reviews, your paper is considered to no longer be under review to ARR.
Modified Timeline January
As in November, ARR will have a slightly modified timeline in January (ntoe that all deadlines are 11:59pm AOE):
- January 15th: Submission deadline
- January 16th-24th: Reviewer/AE assignment
- January 24th-27th: SAC/AE paper check and reassignment
- January 28th-February 15th: Reviewing
- February 16th-26th: Meta-reviews and reviewer chasing
- February 27th: Review release