How to format your references using the IET Computer Vision citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IET Computer Vision. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Clack, J.A.: ‘An early tetrapod from “Romer’s Gap”’Nature, 2002, 418, (6893), pp. 72–76.
A journal article with 2 authors
Monsonego, A., Weiner, H.L.: ‘Immunotherapeutic approaches to Alzheimer’s disease’Science, 2003, 302, (5646), pp. 834–838.
A journal article with 3 authors
Marangon, D.G., Vallone, G., Villoresi, P.: ‘Random bits, true and unbiased, from atmospheric turbulence’Sci. Rep., 2014, 4, p. 5490.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Chang, C., Guo, Z., Shen, N., et al.: ‘Dynamics of inflammation resolution and symptom recovery during AECOPD treatment’Sci. Rep., 2014, 4, p. 5516.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Decreusefond, L., Moyal, P.: ‘Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Telecom Networks’ (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012)
An edited book
Lombaerde, P. de (Ed.): ‘Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment: 2006 World Report on Regional Integration’ (Springer Netherlands, 2007)
A chapter in an edited book
Iacovides, I.: ‘Water Management: Administration and Legislation’, in Koundouri, P. (Ed.): ‘Water Resources Allocation: Policy and Socioeconomic Issues in Cyprus’ (Springer Netherlands, 2011), pp. 45–63

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 IET Computer Vision.

Blog post
O`Callaghan, J.: ‘SpaceX Reveals Plan To Simultaneously Land Three Rocket Boosters On The Ground’,, accessed October 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: ‘U.S.-EC Aircraft Agreement’ (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Larson, S.E.: ‘A case of rational irrationality: Evidence of expressive interest bias in state e-commerce sales and use tax legislation’. Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, 2014

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
KATIE KELLY; Katie Kelly is the TV critic for WNBC-TV in New York: ‘When You’d Rather Keep A Low Profile’New York Times, 1987, p. 1033.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [2].
This sentence cites two references [2, 4].
This sentence cites four references [2, 4, 6, 8].

About the journal

Full journal titleIET Computer Vision
AbbreviationIET Comput. Vis.
ISSN (print)1751-9632
ScopeComputer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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