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IEEE Style Guidance
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional organization that supports the advancement of engineering, computer science and information technology. IEEE Style is the preferred set of standards used when writing in these fields.
Characteristics of IEEE Style
- IEEE refers writers to the Chicago Manual of Style for further guidance on grammar and usage.
- In-text citations include numbers in square brackets, which refer to the full citation listed in the reference list at the end of the paper
- The reference list is organized numerically, not alphabetically.
IEEE Editorial Style Manual
The authoritative source on IEEE Style and the best place to look for formats and guidelines. Always check with your professor for any specific citation requirements.
Resources for IEEE Style
Create your IEEE Article
Detailed reference source on how to prepare a paper for IEEE review and publication.
Murdoch University IEEE Style Guide
Fantastic IEEE research guide from Murdoch University. Covers the span of IEEE referencing in easy-to-use format. Includes comprehensive list of citation examples (both in-text and reference list entries ) for all material types.
Books on Technical Writing
Writing in the Technical Fields: a step-by-step guide for engineers, scientists, and technicians by
Publication Date: 1994
This guide reviews the basics of good technical writing for all types of technical documents (letters, memos, minutes, procedures, manuals, proposals, progress reports, final reports, etc.). Full text available online