How to format your references using the ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP). 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
Andrew P. Feinberg. 2007. Phenotypic plasticity and the epigenetics of human disease. Nature 447, 7143 (May 2007), 433–440.
A journal article with 2 authors
Daniela Hoeller and Ivan Dikic. 2009. Targeting the ubiquitin system in cancer therapy. Nature 458, 7237 (March 2009), 438–444.
A journal article with 3 authors
Vedran Lekic, Scott W. French, and Karen M. Fischer. 2011. Lithospheric thinning beneath rifted regions of Southern California. Science 334, 6057 (November 2011), 783–787.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Say Hwa Tan, Florine Maes, Benoît Semin, Jérémy Vrignon, and Jean-Christophe Baret. 2014. The microfluidic jukebox. Sci. Rep. 4, (April 2014), 4787.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Edward Voigtman. 2017. Limits of Detection in Chemical Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
An edited book
Renzo Brun del Re (Ed.). 2010. Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Aliakbar Gorji, Mohammad Bagher Menhaj, and Saeed Shiry. 2009. Multiple Target Tracking for Mobile Robots Using the JPDAF Algorithm. In Tools and Applications with Artificial Intelligence, Constantinos Koutsojannis and Spiros Sirmakessis (eds.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 51–68.

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 Asian Language Information Processing.

Blog post
Danielle Andrew. 2017. How Forensic Science Can Unlock The Mysteries Of Human Evolution. IFLScience.


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
Government Accountability Office. 1977. Space Transportation System: Past, Present, Future. 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
Anna Grigoryan. 2015. Feedback 2.0 in online writing instruction: Combining audio-visual and text-based commentary to enhance student revision and writing competency. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
John Hodgman. 2017. Bonus Advice From Judge John Hodgman. New York Times, MM20.

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 [2,4].
This sentence cites four references [2,4,6,8].

About the journal

Full journal titleACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing
AbbreviationACM Trans. Asian Lang. Inf. Process.
ISSN (print)1530-0226
ISSN (online)1558-3430

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