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
Grenier, I.A.: ‘Gamma-ray astronomy. A needle in a cosmic haystack’Nature, 2000, 404, (6776), pp. 344–345.
A journal article with 2 authors
Akiyama, T., Gibson, M.C.: ‘Decapentaplegic and growth control in the developing Drosophila wing’Nature, 2015, 527, (7578), pp. 375–378.
A journal article with 3 authors
Sánchez, I., Mahlke, C., Yuan, J.: ‘Pivotal role of oligomerization in expanded polyglutamine neurodegenerative disorders’Nature, 2003, 421, (6921), pp. 373–379.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Shimojima, M., Miyazawa, T., Ikeda, Y., et al.: ‘Use of CD134 as a primary receptor by the feline immunodeficiency virus’Science, 2004, 303, (5661), pp. 1192–1195.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Biegelman, M.T.: ‘Faces of Fraud’ (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013)
An edited book
Rehm, G., Uszkoreit, H. (Eds.): ‘The Serbian Language in the Digital Age’ (Springer, 2012)
A chapter in an edited book
Quang, N.P., Dittrich, J.-A.: ‘Dynamic current feedback control for fast torque impression in drive systems’, in Dittrich, J.-A. (Ed.): ‘Vector Control of Three-Phase AC Machines: System Development in the Practice’ (Springer, 2008), pp. 143–183

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.: ‘Russia Is Now Hiring Cosmonauts To Go To The Moon In 2031’,, 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: ‘Flexibility Demonstration Programs: Education Needs to Better Target Program Information’ (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Cai, S.: ‘3D Numerical Modeling of Dry/Wet Contact Mechanics for Rough, Multilayered Elastic-Plastic Solid Surfaces and Effects of Hydrophilicity/Hydrophobicity During Separation with Applications’. Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, 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
Kelly, D.A.: ‘36 Hours | Concord, Mass’New York Times, 2002, p. F4.

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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