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IEEE Citation Style

Information for print articles

This information relates to journal articles from print sources.

  For journal articles from electronic sources, please see electronic articles.

  Only the author's initials are given, regardless of the presentation of the author's name on the journal article.

  Capitalisation practice should also be consistent.

  Capitalise only the first word of an article title, except for proper nouns or acronyms. Every (important) word in the title of a journal must be capitalised.

  You must either spell out the entire name of each journal that you reference or use accepted abbreviations. You must consistently do one or the other. Staff at the Library can suggest sources of accepted journal abbreviations.

  Do not capitalise the "v" in volume for a journal article.

  You may spell out words such as volume or December, but you must either spell out all such occurrences or abbreviate all. You do not need to abbreviate March, April, May, June or July.

  To indicate a page range use 123-9, 126-34 or 111-222. If you refer to only one page, use only 111.

IEEE Format: Journal articles

Standard format for citation:

[#] A. A. Author of article. "Title of article," Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, pp. page number/s, Month year.

Print journal examples

Journal articles:
[1] E. P. Wigner, "Theory of traveling wave optical laser," Phys. Rev., vol. 134, pp. A635-A646, Dec. 1965.

[2] J. U. Duncombe, "Infrared navigation - Part I: An assessment of feasability," IEEE Trans. Electron. Devices, vol. ED-11, pp. 34-39, Jan. 1959.

[3] G. Liu, K. Y. Lee, and H. F. Jordan, "TDM and TWDM de Bruijn networks and shufflenets for optical communications," IEEE Trans. Comp., vol. 46, pp. 695-701, June 1997.


[4] J. R. Beveridge and E. M. Riseman, "How easy is matching 2D line models using local search?" IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 19, pp. 564-579, June 1997.

[5] I. S. Qamber, "Flow graph development method," Microelectronics Reliability, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 1387-1395, Dec. 1993.

[6] E. H. Miller, "A note on reflector arrays," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, to be published.