How to format your references using the IET Power Electronics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IET Power Electronics. 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
Abbott, A.: ‘Membrane proteins: channel voyager makes waves’Nature, 2003, 426, (6968), p. 755.
A journal article with 2 authors
Stephens, B.B., Keeling, R.F.: ‘The influence of Antarctic sea ice on glacial-interglacial CO2 variations’Nature, 2000, 404, (6774), pp. 171–174.
A journal article with 3 authors
Harker, D.E., Woodward, C.E., Wooden, D.H.: ‘The dust grains from 9P/Tempel 1 before and after the encounter with Deep Impact’Science, 2005, 310, (5746), pp. 278–280.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Llano, M., Saenz, D.T., Meehan, A., et al.: ‘An essential role for LEDGF/p75 in HIV integration’Science, 2006, 314, (5798), pp. 461–464.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ezra, D., Collie, B., Smith, M.X.: ‘The Retirement Plan Solution’ (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009)
An edited book
Wong, L.-J.C. (Ed.): ‘Mitochondrial Disorders Caused by Nuclear Genes’ (Springer, 2013)
A chapter in an edited book
Angelini, P., Frati, F., Grilli, L.: ‘An Algorithm to Construct Greedy Drawings of Triangulations’, in Tollis, I.G., Patrignani, M. (Eds.): ‘Graph Drawing: 16th International Symposium, GD 2008, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 21-24, 2008. Revised Papers’ (Springer, 2009), pp. 26–37

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 Power Electronics.

Blog post
Andrew, E.: ‘Women Scientists You Need To Know’, 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: ‘Abstinence Education: Efforts to Assess the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Federally Funded Programs’ (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Greenhall, J.A.: ‘Elucidating mechanisms of accelerated neurological aging’. Doctoral dissertation, University of California San Diego, 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
Vecsey, G.: ‘Soccer Is Welcome At Home of Sox’New York Times, 2012, p. B15.

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 Power Electronics
ISSN (print)1755-4535
ScopeElectrical and Electronic Engineering

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