IEEE style manual


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1 IEEE EDITORIAL STYLE MANUAL IEEE Editorial Style Manual This style manual provides editorial guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters. For spelling reference, IEEE Publications uses Webster’s College Dictionary , 4 th Edition. For guidance on grammar and usage not included in this manual, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style , published by the University of Chicago Press. IEEE Transactions Editing Philosophy The IEEE’s responsibility in editing papers for the Transactions is not to make any determination on or do any editing of the technical content of the papers we work with, but is instead to render the work as readable, grammatically correct, and as consistent with IEEE style as possible. Since we are concerned with style mainly in the sense of IEEE house style, we do not try to change an author’s style of writing. We do a mechanical edit to correct or question grammatical errors, obvious inconsistencies or omissions, spelling, and punctuation. Since we work with highly technical text, we also do extensive formatting of mathematical material. Parts of a Paper Paper Title In the paper title, capitalize the first letter of the first and last word and all the nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinating conjunctions ( If, Because, That, Which ). Capitalize abbreviations that are otherwise lowercase (e.g., use DC, not dc or Dc) except for unit abbreviations and acronyms. Articles ( a, an, the ), coordinating conjunctions ( and, but, for, or, nor ), and most short prepositions are lowercase unless they are the first or last word. Prepositions of more than three letters ( Before, Through, With, Without, Versus, Among, Under, Between ) should be capitalized. First Footnote The first footnote is made up of three paragraphs. This footnote is not numbered. All other footnotes in the paper are numbered consecutively. The first paragraph contains the received and (possibly) revised dates of the paper. When a paper has more than one revised date, list all the dates given. The second paragraph is made up of the authors’ affiliations. For two or more authors with different affiliations, use separate sentences and paragraphs for each, using all initials with a surname. Group the authors with the same affiliation together; list the affiliations according to the order of the authors in the byline. The third or final paragraph lists the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number, assigned by the IEEE. All financial support for the work in the paper is listed next to the first paragraph and not in the Acknowledgment at the end of the paper. Body of a Paper Abstract Every published paper must contain an Abstract. Abstracts appear in text in boldface type. By nature, Abstracts shall not contain numbered mathematical equations or numbered references.
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