Athena Expands Portfolio With Journal on Natural Language Processing Research

August 22nd, 2022

Athena International Publishing has expanded its journals portfolio with the addition of the journal entitled "Natural Language Processing Research". This journal covers all disciplines of computational linguistics and natural language processing and addresses the fundamental questions in these fields. Natural Language Processing Research was acquired from its founding Editor Kan Li who will continue to act as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Natural Language Processing Research is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering all disciplines of computational linguistics, natural language processing and machine learning. It provides a platform for original high-quality papers that deepen our understanding of the fundamental questions in these fields. Articles in the journal are typically (slightly) longer than conference papers and focus on the methodological and theoretical implications of research or on applications of these areas. As such, the journal particularly welcomes contributions that are strong in terms of their methodological set-up and/or grounding in theory. In line with this vision, solid evaluation and analyses of high quality are a minimal requirement for experimental papers, in addition to regular metrics of quality that apply to all papers (position, survey, theoretical, experimental, applied) such as substance, originality and significance.

Natural Language Processing Research was launched in 2019 and has published two double issues in 2020 and 2021 with its previous publisher Atlantis Press (now acquired by Springer Nature). The journal will transfer to Athena International Publishing effective immediately with a revised editorial strategy aimed at attracting more submissions, expanding the Editorial Board and preparing for indexation in key databases. Natural Language Processing Research was acquired by Athena from its Founding Editor Kan Li (Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China) who will continue in the role of Editor-in-Chief after the transfer. The journal is expected to be re-launched and open for new submissions in September 2022.

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