References must be listed in IEEE style only. All references should be numbered sequentially [in square brackets] in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. The reference numbers must be finalized and the bibliography must be fully formatted before submission.
The author will be responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the references.
The references should be relevant to the study and should refer to the original research sources. Self-citation and self-interest should be avoided by the authors, editors and peer-reviewers.
See below few examples of references listed in the correct IEEE style:
-  F. Bouafia, B. Serier, B. Abbes and B. Bouiadjra, "Finite element analysis of the thermal residual stresses of SiC particle reinforced aluminum composite", Comput. Mat. Sci., vol. 54, pp. 195-203, 2012.
-  E. Allen, J. Iano. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition, USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
-  L. J. Broutman and R.H. Krock, Eds., Modern Composite Materials. Addison-Wesley: Boston, 1967.
-  S. Kim, S. Pakzadt, D. Cullert, J. Demmelt, G. Fenvest, S. Glasert, and M. Turon, "Health monitoring of civil infrastructures using wireless sensor networks", In: Proceedings of International Conferences on Information Processing in Sensor Networks 2007, pp. 254-263.
-  J.K. Elwell, “Constructional building material”, U.S. Patent 20130014459, January 17, 2013.
-  N. Tassiou, "Development of Inelastic Model for Infill Walls and Analytical Study of their Influence to the Behavior of Existing RC Buildings", MSc dissertation thesis (in Greek), National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 2003.
-  F.D. K. Ching and C. Binggeli, Interior Design Illustrated, 2nd ed. Wiley: USA, 2004.[E-book] Available: Amazon.com.
-  C.C. Warnock and J.D. Quirt, “Control of sound transmission through gypsum board wall”, Construction Innovation, vol. 12, no.1, pp. 1-11, June 2007.[Online] Available from: http://www.fanc.on.ca/vlibrary/building/construction.aspshawe [Accessed: 15th Aug. 2007].
-  Citations for articles/material published exclusively online or in open access (free-to-view) , must contain the exact Web addresses (URLs) at the end of the reference(s), except those posted on an author’s Web site unless editorially essential, e.g. ‘Reference: Available from: URL’.
Some important points to remember:
- All references must be complete and accurate.
- Online citations should include the date of access.
- Journal titles should conform to the IEEE Transactions, Journals and Letters abbreviations.
- All authors of referenced papers must be cited and there must be no use of the short hand version of et al.
- Take special care of the punctuation convention as described in the above-mentioned examples.
- Avoid using superscript in the in-text citations and reference section.
- Abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications (which can only be included if prior permission has been obtained) should not be given in the reference section but they may be mentioned in the text and details provided as footnotes.
- The authors are encouraged to use a recent version of EndNote (version 5 and above) or Reference Manager (version 10) when formatting their reference list, as this allows references to be automatically extracted.