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IEEE - Referencing Guide


Standard IEEE Abbreviations

Standard abbreviations may be used in your citations.

A list of appropriate abbreviations can be found below:



Editor(s) Ed.(Eds.)

et alii, et aliae (and others) - from Latin

et al.
Number No.
Page(s) p. (pp.)
Paragraph para.
Part pt.
Revised rev.
Supplement suppl.
Technical Report Tech. Rep.
Translator(s) Trans.
Volume (book) Vol.
Volumes (journal) vol.

Place Names

Well known cities may be cited without any additional information.

The names of US states and territories are abbreviated in the reference list; use the official two-letter U.S. Postal Service abbreviations.

Include country names for less well known towns and cities located outside of the USA.

The names of Australian states may be abbreviated using standard Australia Post abbreviations.

Some examples:

New York: IEEE Computer Society

Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons

Newbury Park, CA: Sage

London: Taylor & Francis

Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications

Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia

Pretoria, South Africa: Unisa

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as articles, books, and web pages.