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What is an IEEE citation generator and how can it help you?

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If you need to know more about IEEE citations check out our How do I cite in IEEE style? section.

Why, when, and what do I have to cite?

The broad scientific knowledge we have today is the accomplishment of many researchers over time. To put your own contribution in context, it is important to cite the work of the researchers who influenced you.

Cited sources can provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer important definitions and data. Citing also shows that you have personally read the work.

In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your own argument, you need to provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known by everyone, or nearly everyone, and can basically concern any subject. An example for common knowledge would be "There are seven days in a week".

The number of sources you cite in your work depends on the intent of the paper. In most cases, you will need to cite one or two of the most representative sources for each key point.

However, if you are working on a review article, the aim is to present to the readers everything that has been written on a topic, so you will need to include a more exhaustive list of citations.

What is the IEEE citation style?

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The IEEE citation style is the citation standard developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is a professional organization supporting the educational and technical advancement of electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and allied disciplines. In addition to publishing journals, magazines and conference proceedings, it also makes many standards for a variety of industries.

The IEEE style includes in-text citations, numbered in square brackets, referring to a full citation in the reference at the end of your paper. While in many popular citation styles the reference list is organized alphabetically, in the IEEE style it is organized numerically.

You can learn how this works in practice in the reference list section below.

How do I cite in IEEE?

How to cite in-text in IEEE?

It is not necessary to cite sources in-text. Instead, refer to the source with a number in a square bracket.

The square brackets correspond to appropriate sources in the reference list. Place the bracketed citations within the line of text, before any punctuation, with a space before the first bracket. The in-text citation numbers start at [1] and continue in ascending order throughout the paper. If you are referring to a source you have already cited in your paper, use the previously assigned number.

Use et al. when three or more names are given for a reference cited in the text.

as shown by Brown [4]

as mentioned earlier [2], [4]–[7], [9]

Smith [4] and Brown and Jones [5]

Wood et al. [7]

How do I create a reference list in IEEE?

A numbered reference list must be provided at the end of your paper, containing the full details of all the sources you have cited in your text. All references must be listed numerically in the order they have been cited in your text, beginning with [1], and ascending. Include the bracketed number. Reference list entries do not follow an alphabetical order by author or title of sources, in contrast to many other citation styles.

The title of your reference list should simply be 'References' and either centered or aligned left at the top of the page. Each reference in the list should be a hanging indent. The bracketed number should align with the left side of the page. Author's name are listed as first initial, last name (see example below). Journal or book titles are listed in italics.

The following reference list examples are taken from the IEEE Reference Guide. For more examples, visit the IEEE Referencing Guide.



B. Klaus and P. Horn, Robot Vision. Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press, 1986.


M. M. Chiampi and L. L. Zilberti, “Induction of electric field in human bodies moving near MRI: An efficient BEM computational procedure,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 58, pp. 2787–2793, Oct. 2011, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2011.2158315.

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🎰 What does the BibGuru IEEE citation generator do?

The BibGuru IEEE citation generator helps you focus on the content of your work instead of worrying about getting your reference list done. The BibGuru IEEE citation generator is a software that creates citations and references in IEEE style. This online tool is fast, 100% accurate, with a simple and intuitive interface, and completely add free.

🔓 Does the BibGuru IEEE citation generator store all my references?

Yes, the BibGuru IEEE citation generator stores all your references. Once you are done adding all your references, you only have to copy and paste the list into your paper.

📋 Can I have different lists of references in the BibGuru IEEE citation generator?

Yes, you can have different lists of references in your BibGuru IEEE citation generator. You only need to create a 'new project' for a different list of references.

🤷 What is the IEEE format used for?

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) format is widely popular in technical fields, particularly computer sciences and engineering, but can be used in a wide variety of fields.

🎬 What is PP in the IEEE format?

In the IEEE format, page numbers are cited as "pp.", indicating which page numbers of the work you cited you have used for your citation.

⬆️ Does the IEEE style use round brackets?

The IEEE style includes in-text citations, numbered in square brackets, referring to a full citation in the reference at the end of your paper.

🚌 What type of citation system does the IEEE style use?

The IEEE style uses in-text citations, numbered in square brackets, and a reference list at the end of your paper. The reference list is simply named 'References' and organized numerically (in the order of the references being cited in the text).

☂️ Is IEEE style easy to use?

Just like most citation styles, the IEEE style is complex and has very specific rules which can sometimes be overlooked when citing manually. However, IEEE style is easy to adopt with the help of BibGuru. Our simple and intuitive interface allows you to create references fast, without having to worry about making mistakes.

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