The IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and they specify a system of citation in their guidance for authors writing for their publications style. It is a style which requires a number in square brackets [ ] for the in-text citations and a reference list at the end, which is in numerical order.
There is a trusty IEEE manual that you can refer to for a wide variety of advice including writing for publication in IEEE transactions and Journals. It also includes a detailed section on editing references (check out section V, page 34 onwards). You may also want to have a look at the IEEE digital toolbox, which allows a pick and mix approach to the advice you might need. The University of York’s guide to IEEE is also definitely worth checking out, as along with a really useful in-house manual, there is also an A-Z menu of how to cite and reference in the IEEE style. The University of Bath have gone for a more streamlined help sheet, which does what it says on the tin! Help!
Further afield, Murdoch University have created an IEEE library guide with examples of how you would apply the style. So with a wealth of guidance and advice, you can’t really go wrong!
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