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
Braun, D.M.: ‘Plant science. SWEET! The pathway is complete’Science, 2012, 335, (6065), pp. 173–174.
A journal article with 2 authors
Tissenbaum, H.A., Guarente, L.: ‘Increased dosage of a sir-2 gene extends lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans’Nature, 2001, 410, (6825), pp. 227–230.
A journal article with 3 authors
Grant, A.N., Brönnimann, S., Haimberger, L.: ‘Recent Arctic warming vertical structure contested’Nature, 2008, 455, (7210), pp. E2-3; discussion E4-5.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Rauh, N.R., Schmidt, A., Bormann, J., Nigg, E.A., Mayer, T.U.: ‘Calcium triggers exit from meiosis II by targeting the APC/C inhibitor XErp1 for degradation’Nature, 2005, 437, (7061), pp. 1048–1052.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Renaud, B., Kim, K.-H., Cho, M.: ‘Dynamics of Housing in East Asia’ (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016)
An edited book
Kohl, C.-D., Wagner, T. (Eds.): ‘Gas Sensing Fundamentals’ (Springer, 2014)
A chapter in an edited book
Cernavin, O., Schröder, S., Thiele, T., Jooß, C.: ‘Ergebnistransfer nachhaltig gestalten – eine strukturelle Übersicht’, in Jeschke, S., Isenhardt, I., Hees, F., Henning, K. (Eds.): ‘Automation, Communication and Cybernetics in Science and Engineering 2015/2016’ (Springer International Publishing, 2016), pp. 37–49

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
Fang, J.: ‘Doctors have cleared second baby of HIV’, 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: ‘Telecommunications: Projects and Policies Related to Deploying Broadband in Unserved and Underserved Areas’ (U.S. Government Printing Office, 2014)

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sutherland, C.E.: ‘Positive deviance during organization change: Researchers’ social construction of expanded university goals’. Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University, 2013

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
Schwirtz, M., Turkewitz, J.: ‘Charred Body of Kidnapped Man Is Found on Long Island’New York Times, 2014, p. A4.

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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