How to format your references using the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. 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
E. Waxman, “Neutrino astrophysics: a new tool for exploring the universe,” Science, vol. 315, no. 5808, pp. 63–65, Jan. 2007.
A journal article with 2 authors
M. S. Sachs and A. P. Geballe, “Biochemistry. Sense and sensitivity--controlling the ribosome,” Science, vol. 297, no. 5588, pp. 1820–1821, Sep. 2002.
A journal article with 3 authors
A. Jansens, E. van Duijn, and I. Braakman, “Coordinated nonvectorial folding in a newly synthesized multidomain protein,” Science, vol. 298, no. 5602, pp. 2401–2403, Dec. 2002.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
K. Plath et al., “Role of histone H3 lysine 27 methylation in X inactivation,” Science, vol. 300, no. 5616, pp. 131–135, Apr. 2003.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
P.-E. Arduin, M. Grundstein, and C. Rosenthal-Sabroux, Information and Knowledge System. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.
An edited book
K. Knahr, Ed., Tribology in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
G. Casale and P. G. Harrison, “AutoCAT: Automated Product-Form Solution of Stochastic Models,” in Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models, G. Latouche, V. Ramaswami, J. Sethuraman, K. Sigman, M. S. Squillante, and D. D. Yao, Eds. New York, NY: Springer, 2013, pp. 57–85.

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 Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Blog post
E. Andrew, “Are Vaccines Making Viruses More Dangerous?,” IFLScience, Aug. 20, 2015. (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, “Space Funding: NASA and DOD Activities for Fiscal Years 1981 Through 1989,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, NSIAD-89-102FS, Mar. 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
M. C. Baker, “A descriptive study of the view from the top: Perspectives of experts in continuing medical education,” Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 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, “THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: The Democrats; Clinton Defends Position on Iraqi War,” New York Times, p. A13, Jul. 31, 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 Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing
ISSN (print)0894-6507
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Condensed Matter Physics

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