How to format your references using the IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 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
M. Grubb, “Emissions trading: Cap and trade finds new energy,” Nature, vol. 491, no. 7426, pp. 666–667, Nov. 2012.
A journal article with 2 authors
C. M. Gourlay and A. K. Dahle, “Dilatant shear bands in solidifying metals,” Nature, vol. 445, no. 7123, pp. 70–73, Jan. 2007.
A journal article with 3 authors
T. Bánsági Jr, V. K. Vanag, and I. R. Epstein, “Tomography of reaction-diffusion microemulsions reveals three-dimensional Turing patterns,” Science, vol. 331, no. 6022, pp. 1309–1312, Mar. 2011.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
E. Mecher, F. Gallego-Gómez, H. Tillmann, H.-H. Hörhold, J. C. Hummelen, and K. Meerholz, “Near-infrared sensitivity enhancement of photorefractive polymer composites by pre-illumination,” Nature, vol. 418, no. 6901, pp. 959–964, Aug. 2002.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
C. B. Hitz, J. Ewing, and J. Hecht, Introduction to Laser Technology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.
An edited book
G. P. Rajarathnam, The Zinc/Bromine Flow Battery: Materials Challenges and Practical Solutions for Technology Advancement, 1st ed. 2016. Singapore: Springer, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
P. Boisse, R. Akkerman, J. Cao, J. Chen, S. Lomov, and A. Long, “Composites Forming,” in Advances in Material Forming: Esaform 10 years on, E. Cueto, Ed. Paris: Springer, 2007, pp. 61–79.

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 Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation.

Blog post
E. Andrew, “Everything You Need to Know About Cometary Exploration,” IFLScience, 12-Nov-2014. [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, “National Institutes of Health: Better Oversight Needed to Help Ensure Continued Progress Including Women in Health Research,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, GAO-16-13, Oct. 2015.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
J. Tse, “An explication of the Hilbert basis theorem and its relation to school mathematics,” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 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. Paulson, “Broadway Revival Set For Lauded ‘Angels,’” New York Times, p. C2, 07-Sep-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 Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
AbbreviationIEEE Trans. Dielectr. Electr. Insul.
ISSN (print)1070-9878
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering

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