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
Nicolas Gruber. 2015. Ocean biogeochemistry: Carbon at the coastal interface. Nature 517, 7533 (January 2015), 148–149.
A journal article with 2 authors
Carl A. Mears and Frank J. Wentz. 2005. The effect of diurnal correction on satellite-derived lower tropospheric temperature. Science 309, 5740 (September 2005), 1548–1551.
A journal article with 3 authors
Pinaki Chakraborty, Gustavo Gioia, and Susan W. Kieffer. 2009. Volcanic mesocyclones. Nature 458, 7237 (March 2009), 497–500.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Daeho Park, Annie-Carole Tosello-Trampont, Michael R. Elliott, Mingjian Lu, Lisa B. Haney, Zhong Ma, Alexander L. Klibanov, James W. Mandell, and Kodi S. Ravichandran. 2007. BAI1 is an engulfment receptor for apoptotic cells upstream of the ELMO/Dock180/Rac module. Nature 450, 7168 (November 2007), 430–434.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Alexei Kapterev. 2011. Presentation Secrets. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
An edited book
Julian Kitchen, Deborah Tidwell, and Linda Fitzgerald (Eds.). 2016. Self-Study and Diversity II: Inclusive Teacher Education for a Diverse World. SensePublishers, Rotterdam.
A chapter in an edited book
Yunong Zhang and Dongsheng Guo. 2015. System of Time-Varying Linear Equations. In Zhang Functions and Various Models, Dongsheng Guo (ed.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 49–60.

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 Asian Language Information Processing.

Blog post
Jake Rivett. 2017. Stephen Hawking Has Another Dire Warning For Humanity. 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. Transportation Infrastructure: Highway Program Consolidation. 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
Conor William Stahlhut. 2012. Aerodynamic design optimization of proprotors for convertible-rotor concepts. Doctoral dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD.

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
Michael J. de la MERCED. 2017. Activist Hedge Fund Picks A New Target: ComScore. New York Times, B3.

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 [4–6,8].

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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