IEEE Editorial Style Manual 2017

Follow IEEE Editorial Style.

The IEEE Editorial Style Manual (PDF, 450 KB) contains a formal set of editorial guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters. 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.

The IEEE Editorial Style Manual includes information on the consistent use of:

  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations
  • Section headings
  • Numbers, equations
  • Footnotes
  • How to cite and style references
  • Biographies