How to format your references using the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine. 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
J. J. Bozell, “Chemistry. Connecting biomass and petroleum processing with a chemical bridge,” Science, vol. 329, no. 5991, pp. 522–523, Jul. 2010.
A journal article with 2 authors
D. P. Fry and P. Söderberg, “Lethal aggression in mobile forager bands and implications for the origins of war,” Science, vol. 341, no. 6143, pp. 270–273, Jul. 2013.
A journal article with 3 authors
G. R. Lampard, C. A. Macalister, and D. C. Bergmann, “Arabidopsis stomatal initiation is controlled by MAPK-mediated regulation of the bHLH SPEECHLESS,” Science, vol. 322, no. 5904, pp. 1113–1116, Nov. 2008.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. K. Sarkar et al., “Conserved factors regulate signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana shoot and root stem cell organizers,” Nature, vol. 446, no. 7137, pp. 811–814, Apr. 2007.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
M. Muccini and S. Toffanin, Organic Light-Emitting Transistors. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2016.
An edited book
P. Navard, Ed., The European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE): Research Initiatives and Results. Vienna: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
S. Ledger, L. Vidovich, and T. O’Donoghue, “The Research Approach,” in Global to Local Curriculum Policy Processes: The Enactment of the International Baccalaureate in Remote International Schools, L. Vidovich and T. O’Donoghue, Eds., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014, pp. 57–83.

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 IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine.

Blog post
J. O`Callaghan, “Scientists Are Trying to Figure Out What This Weird Rogue Object In Our Galaxy Is,” IFLScience, Mar. 15, 2017. (accessed Oct. 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, “Telecommunications: Enhanced Data Collection and Analysis Could Inform FCC’s Efforts to Complete the Digital Transition of Low-Power Television Stations and Reallocate Spectrum,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, GAO-11-790, Sep. 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M. Gary, “Home Range and Habitat Use of Juvenile Green Turtles in a Shallow Tidal Environment,” Doctoral dissertation, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2017.

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
M. Kelly, “THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Third-Party Candidate; Perot’s Vision: Consensus by Computer,” New York Times, p. 11, Jun. 06, 1992.

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 titleIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine
AbbreviationIEEE Electromagn. Compat. Mag.
ISSN (print)2162-2264
ScopeComputer Networks and Communications
Signal Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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