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
Thomas Hartung. 2009. Toxicology for the twenty-first century. Nature 460, 7252 (July 2009), 208–212.
A journal article with 2 authors
J. Paul Robinson and Mario Roederer. 2015. HISTORY OF SCIENCE. Flow cytometry strikes gold. Science 350, 6262 (November 2015), 739–740.
A journal article with 3 authors
J. P. Sethna, K. A. Dahmen, and C. R. Myers. 2001. Crackling noise. Nature 410, 6825 (March 2001), 242–250.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Susumu Tomita, Masaki Fukata, Roger A. Nicoll, and David S. Bredt. 2004. Dynamic interaction of stargazin-like TARPs with cycling AMPA receptors at synapses. Science 303, 5663 (March 2004), 1508–1511.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Feng Fu. 2015. Advanced Modelling Techniques in Structural Design. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.
An edited book
Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Jean Maruani, Erkki J. Brändas, Gerardo Delgado-Barrio, and Piotr Piecuch (Eds.). 2012. Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics: Progress in Methods and Applications. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
A chapter in an edited book
Azizi A. Aziz, Michel C. A. Klein, and Jan Treur. 2011. Intelligent Configuration of Social Support Networks Around Depressed Persons. In Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2011, Bled, Slovenia, July 2-6, 2011. Proceedings, Mor Peleg, Nada Lavrač and Carlo Combi (eds.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 24–34.

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. Dwarf Galaxies Feel The Blast From Larger Neighbours. 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. 1991. Strategic Bombers: Updated Status of the B-1B Recovery Program. 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
Sharon Lynn Ellerbrook. 2009. Exploring the efficiency and effectiveness of teacher selection tools: The effects on the total group with a focus on the gender sub-groups. Doctoral dissertation. Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO.

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
Alan Blinder, A. L. Baker, and J. David Goodman. 2014. Tracing Gun Used to Kill 2 Officers, Officials Wind Up in a Familiar Spot. New York Times, A22.

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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