How to format your references using the AEUE - International Journal of Electronics and Communications citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for AEUE - International Journal of Electronics and Communications. 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
Nowak MA. John Forbes Nash (1928-2015). Nature 2015;522:420.
A journal article with 2 authors
Moskovitz C, Kellogg D. Science education. Inquiry-based writing in the laboratory course. Science 2011;332:919–20.
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang X, Rickert M, Garcia KC. Structure of the quaternary complex of interleukin-2 with its alpha, beta, and gammac receptors. Science 2005;310:1159–63.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Liu B, Lin B, Tan X, Liang J, Wu S, Liu J, et al. A reduction in reactive oxygen species contributes to dihydromyricetin-induced apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Sci Rep 2014;4:7041.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lade PV. Triaxial Testing of Soils. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2016.
An edited book
Shiffman MA, Di Giuseppe A, editors. Cosmetic Surgery: Art and Techniques. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Wight C. Morphogenesis, Continuity and Change in the International Political System. In: Archer MS, editor. Social Morphogenesis, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2013, p. 85–101.

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 AEUE - International Journal of Electronics and Communications.

Blog post
Andrew E. Cute, Colourful And Not That Tasty – But The Cleaner Fish Could Save Salmon Farmers Millions. IFLScience 2015. (accessed October 30, 2018).


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. Federal Communications Commission: Use of the 28 GHz and 31 GHz Bands for Local Multipoint Distribution Service. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1997.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Lummus S. Perceptions of required leadership behaviors for nurse leaders as measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory. Doctoral dissertation. Pepperdine University, 2010.

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
Smith M, Kovaleski SF. For Officers After a Shooting, Unseen ‘Grieving.’ New York Times 2017:A11.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleAEUE - International Journal of Electronics and Communications
AbbreviationInt. J. Electron. Commun.
ISSN (print)1434-8411
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering

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