IEEE Citation Style: Characteristics of IEEE citation style
Characteristics of IEEE citation style
The IEEE Style is a number style with two key components: In-text citations, which appear within the text (a citation number in a square bracket), and a reference list at the end of the text (which provides full details of all references cited in-text).
The citations in the reference list are numbered and appear in the same order that they appear in the text. When referring to a reference in the text of the document, put the number of the reference in square brackets, e.g: .
The IEEE citation style has 3 main features:
- The author name is first name (or initial) and last. This differs from other styles where author's last name is first.
- The title of an article (or chapter, conference paper, patent, etc.) is in quotation marks.
- The title of the book or journal is in italics.
These conventions allow the reader to distinguish between types of reference at a glance. The correct placement of periods, commas and colons, and of date and page numbers depends on the type of reference cited.
Last Updated: 05 October 2009