How to format your references using the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Industrial Electronics 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
L. J. Young, “Being human: love: neuroscience reveals all,” Nature, vol. 457, no. 7226, p. 148, Jan. 2009.
A journal article with 2 authors
A. M. Jellinek and M. Manga, “The influence of a chemical boundary layer on the fixity, spacing and lifetime of mantle plumes,” Nature, vol. 418, no. 6899, pp. 760–763, Aug. 2002.
A journal article with 3 authors
A. Moles, B. L. Kieffer, and F. R. D’Amato, “Deficit in attachment behavior in mice lacking the mu-opioid receptor gene,” Science, vol. 304, no. 5679, pp. 1983–1986, Jun. 2004.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. B. Belonoshko, N. V. Skorodumova, S. Davis, A. N. Osiptsov, A. Rosengren, and B. Johansson, “Origin of the low rigidity of the Earth’s inner core,” Science, vol. 316, no. 5831, pp. 1603–1605, Jun. 2007.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
G. Grant, The Water Sensitive City. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016.
An edited book
M. Walton-Roberts and J. Hennebry, Eds., Territoriality and Migration in the E.U. Neighbourhood: Spilling over the Wall, vol. 5. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
N. Law, A. Yuen, and R. Fox, “Pedagogical Practices, Technology Use, and Teacher Competence,” in Educational Innovations Beyond Technology: Nurturing Leadership and Establishing Learning Organizations, A. Yuen and R. Fox, Eds. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2011, pp. 89–111.

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 Industrial Electronics Magazine.

Blog post
D. Andrew, “Solar Prominence Looks Just Like The Eiffel Tower,” IFLScience, Aug. 21, 2015.


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, “FCC: Vehicle Monitoring Systems,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, OGC-98-68, Aug. 1998.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
T. Nauman, “Digital soil-landscape classification for soil survey using ASTER satellite and digital elevation data in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2009.

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. Pilon, “‘Everyone Wants to See Zara,’” New York Times, p. B13, Jul. 31, 2012.

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 Industrial Electronics Magazine
AbbreviationIEEE Ind. Electron. Mag.
ISSN (print)1932-4529
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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