Writing and Researching in Ieee Style

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) format is a prolifically used style for preparing research papers. IEEE format mostly deals with technical fields, hence research papers also relate with technical topics, especially computer science. Basically in the IEEE style, each citation has a number. However, citation numbers figure in the text itself within square brackets instead of the more ubiquitous superscript. Information on bibliography features in a list of references at the conclusion of the paper.

IEEE is extremely well known and publishes a large percentage of the world’s technical literature, especially relating to the fields of electronics, electrical engineering and computer science. IEEE regularly comes out with magazines, books and journals. Monographs, textbooks and guides are also available. IEEE publications tend to be highly cited.

Publishing in IEEE journals is not a simple task since it has its own formatting and reference guidelines which are rather extensive in nature. There are extensive instructions on how to prepare your article which you have to follow along with an IEEE style manual. IEEE also specifies various article templates which can be used as a reference when you write your own article. Further, IEEE also has its own rules pertaining to language, grammar and punctuation. In case your work includes graphs,- which it inevitably will- since an IEEE research paper is technical in nature, then you may refer to the graphics guide which also provides extensive instructions on formatting and presenting graphics. Further, your data will also need formatting in a particular manner. IEEE editors will not change the editorial tone of your article; rather they will format it in the house style.

Do remember that notwithstanding the merit of your article, its chances for acceptance greatly increase, if you have made efforts to format and present your paper in the IEEE style. Refer to the IEEE website www.ieee.org for more guidelines. Further, your university will also likely provide you with a set of instructions to be used in tandem with the IEEE guidelines.