How to format your references using the IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society. 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
K. Sieradzki, “Materials science. Potential solutions for creating responsive materials,” Science, vol. 332, no. 6034, pp. 1158–1159, Jun. 2011.
A journal article with 2 authors
S. Tozer and X. Morin, “Neuroscience. Young neurons sever ties to the parental niche,” Science, vol. 343, no. 6167, pp. 146–147, Jan. 2014.
A journal article with 3 authors
I. Kurth, R. E. Georgescu, and M. E. O’Donnell, “A solution to release twisted DNA during chromosome replication by coupled DNA polymerases,” Nature, vol. 496, no. 7443, pp. 119–122, Apr. 2013.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
M. Manzano, F. Sahneh, C. Scoglio, E. Calle, and J. L. Marzo, “Robustness surfaces of complex networks,” Sci. Rep., vol. 4, p. 6133, Sep. 2014.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
N. P. Cheremisinoff and A. Davletshin, A Guide to Safe Material and Chemical Handling. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
An edited book
M. Heule and S. Weaver, Eds., Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing -- SAT 2015: 18th International Conference, Austin, TX, USA, September 24-27, 2015, Proceedings, vol. 9340. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
B. G. Norton, “Facts, Values, and Analogies: A Darwinian Approach to Environmental Choice,” in The Structural Links between Ecology, Evolution and Ethics: The Virtuous Epistemic Circle, D. Bergandi, Ed. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013, pp. 63–82.

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 Journal of the Electron Devices Society.

Blog post
J. Davis, “China To Ban All Trade In Ivory By End Of 2017,” IFLScience, 03-Jan-2017. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30-Oct-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, “NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, GAO-11-239SP, Mar. 2011.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
S. Chakravarty, “Harvesting health: Fertilizer, nutrition and AIDS treatment in Kenya,” Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, New York, NY, 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
D. Bilefsky, “Royal Retirement at 95 Halts Frenzied Rumors,” New York Times, p. A10, 04-May-2017.

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 Journal of the Electron Devices Society
AbbreviationIEEE J. Electron Devices Soc.
ISSN (print)2168-6734
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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