I am preparing a manuscript of a paper using documentclass acmart. I am using bibliographystyle ACM-Reference-Format. But my references are neither printed in the order of citation nor in alphabetical order. Can somebody please guide me to solve this problem. I would like to print the references in the order of citation. Thanks
First of all: If the document you are writing should be published with ACM it is most likely wise to not make any changes to the ACM bibliography style without consulting with the editors. The document might not be accepted if a modified template is used.
That being said, if you don't intend to publish with ACM:
acmart documentclass uses the
natbib package for reference management by default, which uses the
ACM-Reference-Format.bst file for styling.
You might want to use an alternative style that has your desired properties, see e.g. this answer.
Furthermore, you might want to use the package
biblatex instead for reference management, which does not require changing the
You can use biblatex with acmart by passing the option