Current Research in NLP Journal

The NLP Research Journal contributes to the widely-acknowledged need for a research-minded approach to NLP.

The NLP Research Journal contributes to the widely-acknowledged need for a research-minded approach to NLP. The papers illustrate the welcome diversity of NLP usage and include papers by both academic and practitioner researchers, across sectors including education, health, business and psychotherapy. They report variously on NLP practice; conceptual issues; and applications of NLP as research methods.

As an ANLP Member, you get online access to the current issue of Current Research in NLP within the members only area.

Depending on your membership level, you also have access to a number of Research articles which have been published since 2008.

If you are non member or have missed a printed issue or PDF of Current Research in NLP or would like a PDF copy of a specific article, you can order your PDF or printed copy (subject to availability), from our online shop.

Current Research in NLP was first published in 2009, and contains proceedings originally presented at the first NLP Research Conference at the Surrey University. The second issue contains proceedings from the Second International NLP Research Conference held at Cardiff University in 2010 and the third issue followed the 2012 Research Conference, held at the University of Hertfordshire.


The Journal invites submissions of papers including empirical research, conceptual and theoretical discussions, scholarly reviews and critical analyses that are directly relevant to NLP. Submissions utilising either quantitative or qualitative approaches, or both, are welcomed.

Each paper is reviewed by the editor and, if judged suitable for this publication, is sent to two referees for double blind peer review.

Submission Guidelines

Guidance on format of submissions:

All papers are peer-reviewed. Acceptance depends on achieving the relevant standard and revisions may be required; the editor’s decision is final.

  • Submissions must be in English and typed in double-spacing.
  • Submissions must be in Word for Microsoft Office.
  • Word length: between 5000 and 7000 words, including abstract and figures but excluding references.
  • Please avoid using footnotes; endnotes are permissible where essential.
  • Include an abstract of up to 150 words.
  • List up to six key words.
  • Papers must use full academic referencing both in the text and in the list of references at the end of the paper. Please use the Harvard referencing system.
  • Permission to quote from or reproduce copyright material must be obtained before submission and acknowledged in the text. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources; the editor may require evidence of permissions.
  • Provide full details (names, addresses, affiliations) of all authors on a separate page. If there are multiple authors, indicate clearly the lead author for correspondence.

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