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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ARR Status Report

The ACL Rolling Review (ARR) officially kicked off in early 2021, with the first call for papers in April, and the first deadline in May. This initiative was started with the promise of a unified reviewer pool, more consistent reviewing, lower average reviewer load, and faster submission to publication timelines.

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Opening for Communications Team members

We have openings for members of a new “communications team.” This role (alongside the current communications lead) would encompass website updates, social media presence, and triaging/responding to support email. To apply, contact editors at

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We have added a dates page.

  • Authors, refer to this page for a list of ARR participating venues and important dates.
  • Reviewers and action editors, refer to this page for relevant dates each month.
  • Conference and workshop organizers, refer to this page to figure out what the last ARR submission date should be for submissions to your venue. Contact us to have your venue added.
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