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IEEE Editorial Style Manual

It is important to follow IEEE editorial style in all aspects of your IEEE journal article. IEEE has put together guidelines regarding editorial styles, mathematical equations, and references.

The IEEE Editorial Style Manual (PDF, 823 KB) contains a formal set of editorial guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters, including:

  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations
  • Section headings
  • Numbers, equations
  • Footnotes
  • Biographies

The IEEE Mathematics Guide (PDF, 1.2 MB) illustrates how mathematical equations should be rendered in a technical article.

The IEEE Reference Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB) outlines how to cite a variety of references in IEEE style. To cite specific IEEE periodicals, check Journal Titles and Abbreviations (PDF, 634 KB) or Magazine Titles and Abbreviations (PDF, 510 KB) as appropriate.

For spelling reference, IEEE uses Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. For guidance on grammar and usage not included in the IEEE Editorial Style Manual, consult The Chicago Manual of Style, published by the University of Chicago Press.

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