How to format your references using the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS). For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
[1]
Felicia Wu. 2014. Perspective: time to face the fungal threat. Nature 516, 7529 (December 2014), S7.
A journal article with 2 authors
[1]
Marc Feldmann and Lawrence Steinman. 2005. Design of effective immunotherapy for human autoimmunity. Nature 435, 7042 (June 2005), 612–619.
A journal article with 3 authors
[1]
Michael Worobey, Guan-Zhu Han, and Andrew Rambaut. 2014. A synchronized global sweep of the internal genes of modern avian influenza virus. Nature 508, 7495 (April 2014), 254–257.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
[1]
Andrew S. Brack, Michael J. Conboy, Sudeep Roy, Mark Lee, Calvin J. Kuo, Charles Keller, and Thomas A. Rando. 2007. Increased Wnt signaling during aging alters muscle stem cell fate and increases fibrosis. Science 317, 5839 (August 2007), 807–810.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
[1]
Orestes N. Stavroudis. 2006. The Mathematics of Geometrical and Physical Optics. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
[1]
Lennart Jansson. 2016. The Psychiatric Interview for Differential Diagnosis. Springer International Publishing, Cham.
A chapter in an edited book
[1]
André Felipe Lemos Santana, Carina Frota Alves, Higor Ricardo Monteiro Santos, and Adelnei de Lima Cavalcanti Felix. 2011. BPM Governance: An Exploratory Study in Public Organizations. In Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling: 12th International Conference, BPMDS 2011, and 16th International Conference, EMMSAD 2011, held at CAiSE 2011, London, UK, June 20-21, 2011. Proceedings, Terry Halpin, Selmin Nurcan, John Krogstie, Pnina Soffer, Erik Proper, Rainer Schmidt and Ilia Bider (eds.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 46–60.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing.

Blog post
[1]
Elise Andrew. 2013. Could a supernova be visible from Earth in the next 50 years? IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018 from https://www.iflscience.com/space/could-supernova-be-visible-earth-next-50-years/

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
[1]
Government Accountability Office. 1972. Accounting System for Research and Development, Army Natick Laboratories. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
[1]
Yi Pan. 2010. Long-Term Effects of Higher-Quality Early Childhood Education for At-Risk Children on Their Later Development and Resilience. Doctoral dissertation. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
[1]
Erin St. John Kelly. 1996. At the Nation’s Table: Buffalo;Bottling the Secret Of the Wings. New York Times, C4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [2].
This sentence cites two references [3,4].
This sentence cites four references [4,6–8].

About the journal

Full journal titleACM Transactions on Accessible Computing
AbbreviationACM Trans. Access. Comput.
ISSN (print)1936-7228
ISSN (online)1936-7236
Scope

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