IEEE Citation Style

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What is IEEE Style?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional organization that supports various disciplines of engineering, computer science, and information technology. IEEE publishes journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards.

The IEEE guides assure standardization of citations in all of the organizations publications and is used by students in a number of disciplines.

Relevant IEEE Publications

The Guides Themselves

Citing IEEE Publications

The IEEE Reference style makes heavy use of abbreviated titles. These guides provide abbreviations for IEEE publications.

The Reference List

Reference List Tips

  • References should be provided on a separate page at the end of the paper, with the title "References" at the top of the page either on the left or centered.
  • References should be listed numerically by order appearance and not alphabetically.
  • A hanging indentation should begin on the second line of each reference. (usually 2-3 spaces)