How to format your references using the International Journal of Electronics Letters citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for International Journal of Electronics Letters. 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
Gilmore, G. (2004). Astronomy. The short spectacular life of a superstar. Science (New York, N.Y.), 304(5679), 1915–1916.
A journal article with 2 authors
Dubrulle, J., & Pourquié, O. (2004). fgf8 mRNA decay establishes a gradient that couples axial elongation to patterning in the vertebrate embryo. Nature, 427(6973), 419–422.
A journal article with 3 authors
Goda, K., Tsia, K. K., & Jalali, B. (2009). Serial time-encoded amplified imaging for real-time observation of fast dynamic phenomena. Nature, 458(7242), 1145–1149.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Goodridge, H. S., Reyes, C. N., Becker, C. A., Katsumoto, T. R., Ma, J., Wolf, A. J., Bose, N., Chan, A. S. H., Magee, A. S., Danielson, M. E., Weiss, A., Vasilakos, J. P., & Underhill, D. M. (2011). Activation of the innate immune receptor Dectin-1 upon formation of a “phagocytic synapse.” Nature, 472(7344), 471–475.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jank, W., & Shmueli, G. (2010). Modeling Online Auctions. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Cristiani, E. (2014). Multiscale Modeling of Pedestrian Dynamics (B. Piccoli & A. Tosin, Eds.; Vol. 12). Springer International Publishing.
A chapter in an edited book
Azócar Fernández, P. I., & Buchroithner, M. F. (2014). Tendencies in Contemporary Cartography. In M. F. Buchroithner (Ed.), Paradigms in Cartography: An Epistemological Review of the 20th and 21st Centuries (pp. 41–64). Springer.

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 International Journal of Electronics Letters.

Blog post
Andrew, E. (2015, July 15). No, We Aren’t Heading Into A ‘Mini Ice Age.’ IFLScience; IFLScience.


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. (2002). Research and Development: Lessons Learned from Previous Research Could Benefit FreedomCAR Initiative (GAO-02-810T). U.S. Government Printing Office.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Brown, J. R. (2010). Trajectories of parents’ experiences in discovering, reporting, and living with the aftermath of middle school bullying [Doctoral dissertation]. Indiana University.

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
de la MERCED, M. J., & Sorkin, A. R. (2017, July 31). Sale of D.C. United Is Said to Be Considered. New York Times, D4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Gilmore, 2004).
This sentence cites two references (Dubrulle & Pourquié, 2004; Gilmore, 2004).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Dubrulle & Pourquié, 2004)
  • Three authors: (Goda et al., 2009)
  • 6 or more authors: (Goodridge et al., 2011)

About the journal

Full journal titleInternational Journal of Electronics Letters
AbbreviationInt. J. Electron. Lett.
ISSN (print)2168-1724
ISSN (online)2168-1732

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