How to format your references using the IERI Procedia citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IERI Procedia. 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
S.N. Wood, Statistical inference for noisy nonlinear ecological dynamic systems, Nature. 466 (2010) 1102–1104.
A journal article with 2 authors
J. Yang, M. Reth, Oligomeric organization of the B-cell antigen receptor on resting cells, Nature. 467 (2010) 465–469.
A journal article with 3 authors
R.I. Mayberry, E. Lock, H. Kazmi, Linguistic ability and early language exposure, Nature. 417 (2002) 38.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
K. Saunders, I.D. Bedford, T. Yahara, J. Stanley, Aetiology: The earliest recorded plant virus disease, Nature. 422 (2003) 831.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
J.E. Barnett, W.B. Johnson, Ethics Desk Reference for Counselors, American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA, USA, 2015.
An edited book
E. Anderson, The Changing Dynamics of Bisexual Men’s Lives: Social Research Perspectives, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
T. Georgiev, Covariant Derivatives and Vision, in: A. Leonardis, H. Bischof, A. Pinz (Eds.), Computer Vision – ECCV 2006: 9th European Conference on Computer Vision, Graz, Austria, May 7-13, 2006, Proceedings, Part IV, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2006: pp. 56–69.

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 IERI Procedia.

Blog post
J. O`Callaghan, Martian Valleys May Have Been Formed By Ice, Not Water, IFLScience. (2015).


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, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Telecommunications Industry, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1999.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
J.M. Meyer-Barrett, Exercising Their Privilege to Borrow: A Demonstrated Understanding of the Obligation of Student Loans in a Community College, Doctoral dissertation, Lindenwood University, 2017.

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
T. Rao, Cool Ranch, New York Times. (2016) MM30.

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 titleIERI Procedia
AbbreviationIERI Procedia
ISSN (print)2212-6678

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