How to format your references using the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Solid-State Circuits 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
R. van Woesik, “Comment on ‘Coral reef death during the 1997 Indian Ocean dipole linked to Indonesian wildfires,’” Science, vol. 303, no. 5662, pp. 1297; author reply 1297, Feb. 2004.
A journal article with 2 authors
G. A. Cranch and S. Foster, “Comment on ‘Probing the ultimate limit of fiber-optic strain sensing,’” Science, vol. 335, no. 6066, pp. 286; author reply 286, Jan. 2012.
A journal article with 3 authors
X. Jiang, Y. Wang, and M. Li, “Selecting water-alcohol mixed solvent for synthesis of polydopamine nano-spheres using solubility parameter,” Sci. Rep., vol. 4, p. 6070, Aug. 2014.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. Chawla, J. J. Repa, R. M. Evans, and D. J. Mangelsdorf, “Nuclear receptors and lipid physiology: opening the X-files,” Science, vol. 294, no. 5548, pp. 1866–1870, Nov. 2001.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A. Morton, K. Mengersen, M. Whitby, and G. Playford, Statistical Methods for Hospital Monitoring with R. Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2013.
An edited book
M. G. Hinchey, J. L. Rash, W. F. Truszkowski, and C. A. Rouff, Eds., Formal Approaches to Agent-Based Systems: Third International Workshop, FAABS 2004, Greenbelt, MD, April 26-27, 2004, Revised Selected Papers, vol. 3228. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3228. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
G. M. Jacobs, W. A. Renandya, and M. Power, “Focus on Meaning,” in Simple, Powerful Strategies for Student Centered Learning, W. A. Renandya and M. Power, Eds., in SpringerBriefs in Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 29–37.

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 Solid-State Circuits Magazine.

Blog post
A. Carpineti, “New Fossil Suggests More Variety Among The Oldest Extinct Penguins,” IFLScience, Feb. 23, 2017.


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, “Use of Office and Administration Space at DOD Installations,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 092739, Jun. 1970.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
K. Murillo, “An analysis of California community college budget policy key components in multicollege districts,” Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 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
M. Kelly, “After Waco’s Inferno, an Inquisition That Insists on Rational Answers,” New York Times, p. 43, Apr. 25, 1993.

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 Solid-State Circuits Magazine
ISSN (print)1943-0582
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering

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