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
Manfred Horvat. 2011. Science in Europe. The new framework for EU research and innovation. Science 334, 6059 (November 2011), 1066–1068.
A journal article with 2 authors
Peter P. Rohde and Jonathan P. Dowling. 2015. QUANTUM OPTICS. The on-ramp to the all-optical quantum information processing highway. Science 349, 6249 (August 2015), 696.
A journal article with 3 authors
D. W. Pfennig, W. R. Harcombe, and K. S. Pfennig. 2001. Frequency-dependent Batesian mimicry. Nature 410, 6826 (March 2001), 323.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. Sternberg, A. Gal-Yam, J. D. Simon, D. C. Leonard, R. M. Quimby, M. M. Phillips, N. Morrell, I. B. Thompson, I. Ivans, J. L. Marshall, A. V. Filippenko, G. W. Marcy, J. S. Bloom, F. Patat, R. J. Foley, D. Yong, B. E. Penprase, D. J. Beeler, C. Allende Prieto, and G. S. Stringfellow. 2011. Circumstellar material in type Ia supernovae via sodium absorption features. Science 333, 6044 (August 2011), 856–859.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Herbert F. Bender. 2002. Das Gefahrstoffbuch. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG.
An edited book
Torben Bach Pedersen, Mukesh K. Mohania, and A. Min Tjoa (Eds.). 2010. Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery: 12th International Conference, DAWAK 2010, Bilbao, Spain, August/September 2010. Proceedings. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
A chapter in an edited book
Philip Moore, Cain Evans, and Hai V. Pham. 2013. Towards Integrating Emotion into Intelligent Context. In Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2011 and 2012 Workshops: Combined WISE 2011 and WISE 2012 Workshops, Sydney Australia, October 12-14, 2011 and Paphos, Cyprus, November 28-30, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, Armin Haller, Guangyan Huang, Zhisheng Huang, Hye-Young Paik and Quan Z. Sheng (eds.). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 27–40.

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
Jonathan O`Callaghan. 2015. Mystery Of How Gas Giants Formed Could Be Explained By “Planetary Pebbles.” 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. 1995. Intercity Passenger Rail: Financial and Operating Conditions Threaten Amtrak’s Long-Term Viability. 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
Luke D. Conlin. 2012. Building shared understandings in introductory physics tutorials through risk, repair, conflict & comedy. 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
Mary Williams Walsh. 2015. A.I.G.’s Chief Says Insurer Is Reducing Its Risks. 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 [2,5,6,8].

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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