How to format your references using the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences. 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
A. Kramer, “Circadian rhythms. When the circadian clock becomes blind,” Science, vol.347, no. 6221, pp.476–477, Jan. 2015.
A journal article with 2 authors
I. Žutić and J. Cernĕ, “Physics. Chameleon magnets,” Science, vol.332, no. 6033, pp.1040–1041, May 2011.
A journal article with 3 authors
G. W. Hart, M. P. Housley, and C. Slawson, “Cycling of O-linked beta-N-acetylglucosamine on nucleocytoplasmic proteins,” Nature, vol.446, no. 7139, pp.1017–1022, Apr. 2007.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
P. O. Kanold, P. Kara, R. C. Reid, and C. J. Shatz, “Role of subplate neurons in functional maturation of visual cortical columns,” Science, vol.301, no. 5632, pp.521–525, Jul. 2003.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
A. I. Poltorak and P. J. Lerner, Essentials of Intellectual Property. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2011.
An edited book
T. Ryberg, C. Sinclair, S. Bayne, and M. de Laat, Eds., Research, Boundaries, and Policy in Networked Learning. Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
C. Barry and A. Torres, “‘Calling Passengers’ — An Ethical Problem in the Design of Self-Service Web Sites Amongst Low-Cost Airlines in Ireland,” in Information Systems Development: Challenges in Practice, Theory, and Education Volume 2, C. Barry, M. Lang, W. Wojtkowski, K. Conboy, and G. Wojtkowski, eds. Springer US, Boston, MA, 2009, pp.637–650.

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 IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences.

Blog post
E. Andrew, “Why Do Elephants Rarely Get Cancer?,” IFLScience,, 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, “1998 NASA Budget: Review of Selected Activities,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, NSIAD-97-252R, Sep. 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
E. C. Deise, “Frame problems, Fodor’s challenge, and practical reason,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD, 2008.

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
S. Kishkovsky, “Viktor Astafyev, Who Wrote of Rural Russia, Dies at 77,” New York Times, p.F6, 03-Dec-2001.

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 titleIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
ISSN (print)0916-8508
ISSN (online)1745-1337
ScopeComputer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
Signal Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Applied Mathematics

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