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
Taylor WR. A deeply knotted protein structure and how it might fold. Nature 2000;406:916–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Crivoi A, Duan F. Three-dimensional Monte Carlo model of the coffee-ring effect in evaporating colloidal droplets. Sci Rep 2014;4:4310.
A journal article with 3 authors
Whiting MF, Bradler S, Maxwell T. Loss and recovery of wings in stick insects. Nature 2003;421:264–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Kim D, Park D, Choi S, Lee S, Sun M, Kim C, et al. Thalamic control of visceral nociception mediated by T-type Ca2+ channels. Science 2003;302:117–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Katsilambros N, Diakoumopoulou E, Ioannidis I, Liatis S, Makrilakis K, Tentolouris N, et al. Diabetes in Clinical Practice. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Duncan B. Please God Send Me a Wreck: Responses to Shipwreck in a 19th Century Australian Community. vol. 3. New York, NY: Springer; 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Neumayer M, Zangl H, Watzenig D, Fuchs A. Current Reconstruction Algorithms in Electrical Capacitance Tomography. In: Mukhopadhyay SC, Lay-Ekuakille A, Fuchs A, editors. New Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011, p. 65–106.

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
Fang J. Researchers Create “General Intelligence” Test For Wild Birds. 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. Air Traffic Control: Computer Capacity Shortfalls May Impair Flight Safety. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Reig MA. Cross-Dialectal Variability in Propositional Anaphora: A Quantitative and Pragmatic Study of Null Objects in Mexican and Peninsular Spanish. Doctoral dissertation. Ohio State University, 2008.

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
La GORCE T. He Arrived as Reba McEntire. That Seemed to Work. New York Times 2017:ST13.

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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