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
Alan E. Rubin. 2012. Planetary science. Fragments of the lunar cataclysm. Science 336, 6087 (June 2012), 1390–1391.
A journal article with 2 authors
David S. Bellows and Mike Tyers. 2004. Cell biology. Chemical genetics hits. Science 306, 5693 (October 2004), 67–68.
A journal article with 3 authors
Simon Rainville, James K. Thompson, and David E. Pritchard. 2004. An ion balance for ultra-high-precision atomic mass measurements. Science 303, 5656 (January 2004), 334–338.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Lennart Randau, Bradford J. Stanley, Andrew Kohlway, Sarah Mechta, Yong Xiong, and Dieter Söll. 2009. A cytidine deaminase edits C to U in transfer RNAs in Archaea. Science 324, 5927 (May 2009), 657–659.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Werner Kunz. 2016. Species Conservation in Managed Habitats. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.
An edited book
Alexander Verl, Alin Albu-Schäffer, Oliver Brock, and Annika Raatz (Eds.). 2015. Soft Robotics: Transferring Theory to Application. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Abbas Saliimi Lokman and Jasni Mohamad Zain. 2010. Chatbot Enhanced Algorithms: A Case Study on Implementation in Bahasa Malaysia Human Language. In Networked Digital Technologies: Second International Conference, NDT 2010, Prague, Czech Republic, July 7-9, 2010. Proceedings, Part I, Filip Zavoral, Jakub Yaghob, Pit Pichappan and Eyas El-Qawasmeh (eds.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 31–44.

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. 2016. What Does Empty Space Sound Like? We Need Your Help To Find Out. 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. 2005. Space Shuttle: Status of NASA’s Efforts to Address Workforce Issues Related to the Space Shuttle’s Retirement. 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
Ivica Ico Bukvic. 2005. Tabula Rasa: An Interactive Electroacoustic Work for Flute, Piano, Cello and Live Computer. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

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 D. Shear and Diane Cardwell. 2017. Trump Advisers Wage Tug of War On Climate Deal. New York Times, A1.

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 [3,5,7,8].

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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