The Prague Bulletin of Mathematical Linguistics
Instructions for Authors

Remember to send your LaTeX source files for both the review as well as camera-ready version.

Regular Submissions

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 theses, with the most interesting 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 controversial, polemic or otherwise unusual views, supported by 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 6–11 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 a printed copy of the relevant issue of the PBML together with the original pdf files.

PBML does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

We request authors to explicitly refer to data and tools used in the research described. If a tool or a dataset has been developed, extended or modified and used in such a research by the authors, we offer to use the LINDAT/CLARIN repository in order to make such data available and referenceable in a proper way.

Papers made available as preprints (e.g. via arXiv.org) and not published in other conference or workshop proceedings before are acceptable given that this fact is acknowledged in an email to the editors.

Technical Instructions

PBML is typeset using XeLaTeX. Preferably, submit manuscripts in PBML XeLaTeX style, see below. The templates are available either via package to download or as an overleaf template.

Contributions written in Microsoft Word are accepted only by previous arrangement.

Software Requirements

A Recent TeX Live.
The TeX distribution in your system may be outdated. The easiest solution is to install a recent TeX Live. (PBML style was tested with TeX Live 2008–2014, it does not work with 2007.)

Download PBML XeLaTeX Style (v. 5.0)

PBML XeLaTeX Style, Flat Directory Structure.

This package contains all PBML style files including a sample PBML_article.tex in a single directory.

Simply modify the sample files and follow the instructions in the included README file to compile your manuscript.

PBML XeLaTeX Style (v. 5.0) Overleaf template

Alternatively, you can use read-only Overleaf Template and create a clone which you can modify.

To clone a template, simply click the "Clone this project" link in a green box at a top of the document editing window. You can then modify the template in a same manner as the package from the previous section.

Submit Manuscripts

When submitting manuscripts to pbml@ufal.mff.cuni.cz, please make sure:

  • Submit the source files along with a PDF preview. We do not accept PDF-only submissions.
  • UTF-8 encoding of your files.
  • Include the font for any non-Latin script you use.