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
John T. Isaacs. 2013. Cancer. Prostate cancer takes nerve. Science 341, 6142 (July 2013), 134–135.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tom MacMillan and Tim G. Benton. 2014. Agriculture: Engage farmers in research. Nature 509, 7498 (May 2014), 25–27.
A journal article with 3 authors
Martin J. Hÿtch, Jean-Luc Putaux, and Jean-Michel Pénisson. 2003. Measurement of the displacement field of dislocations to 0.03 A by electron microscopy. Nature 423, 6937 (May 2003), 270–273.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ki Jae Kim, Seung-Wook Lee, Taeeun Yim, Jae-Geun Kim, Jang Wook Choi, Jung Ho Kim, Min-Sik Park, and Young-Jun Kim. 2014. A new strategy for integrating abundant oxygen functional groups into carbon felt electrode for vanadium redox flow batteries. Sci. Rep. 4, (November 2014), 6906.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Marvin C. McMaster. 2007. HPLC. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
K. Starke and Matthias Gaestel (Eds.). 2006. Molecular Chaperones in Health and Disease. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Mehdi M. Dastani, Koen V. Hindriks, Peter Novák, and Nick A. M. Tinnemeier. 2009. Combining Multiple Knowledge Representation Technologies into Agent Programming Languages. In Declarative Agent Languages and Technologies VI: 6th International Workshop, DALT 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 12, 2008, Revised Selected and Invited Papers, Matteo Baldoni, Tran Cao Son, M. Birna van Riemsdijk and Michael Winikoff (eds.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 60–74.

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
Elise Andrew. 2015. Seven Teeny Tiny Species Of Frog Discovered In Brazil. IFLScience. Retrieved October 30, 2018 from


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. 1994. School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide. 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
Kimberly Cummins. 2015. A Mixed Methods Study on The Leader in Me Process: How Does Fostering Student Leadership Capacity Influence Behavior, Efficacy, and Achievement? Doctoral dissertation. University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

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
George Vecsey. 2010. Diplomatic Traveling Supporter Of U.S. Team Sees the Big Picture. New York Times, B13.

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 [4,5,7,8].

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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