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
R. Scott Hawley. 2011. Molecular biology. Hitting a tiny target in the dark. Science 331, 6019 (February 2011), 870–871.
A journal article with 2 authors
Hae-Jeong Park and Karl Friston. 2013. Structural and functional brain networks: from connections to cognition. Science 342, 6158 (November 2013), 1238411.
A journal article with 3 authors
M. Fändrich, M. A. Fletcher, and C. M. Dobson. 2001. Amyloid fibrils from muscle myoglobin. Nature 410, 6825 (March 2001), 165–166.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
G. Cooper, N. Kimmich, W. Belisle, J. Sarinana, K. Brabham, and L. Garrel. 2001. Carbonaceous meteorites as a source of sugar-related organic compounds for the early Earth. Nature 414, 6866 (2001), 879–883.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kevin Wagner and Miloš Doroslovački. 2013. Proportionate-Type Normalized Least Mean Square Algorithms. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA.
An edited book
Gary R. Lichtenstein (Ed.). 2014. Medical Therapy of Ulcerative Colitis. Springer, New York, NY.
A chapter in an edited book
Eugene Rosenberg and Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg. 2013. Microbiotas are Transmitted Between Holobiont Generations. In The Hologenome Concept: Human, Animal and Plant Microbiota, Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg (ed.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, 41–54.

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. 2013. Physicists Finally Capture High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos After 40 Years Of Trying. 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. 2009. Telecommunications: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service. 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
Autumn Luscinski. 2017. Best Practices in Adult Online Learning. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.

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
Linda V. Green. 2006. Beds of State. New York Times, 1413.

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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