Referencing and citing


Style guides for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers referencing style.

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Popular in electronics, engineering, computer science, information technology, and mathematics, this is the referencing style of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Citing AI-generated content

As of 29 November 2023, IEEE Reference Guide does not provide specific instructions for citing and referencing AI-generated content but IEEE publishing policies require that you disclose your use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tools in an acknowledgement statement.

Students using IEEE referencing style for assignments or research projects should include a statement describing their use of GenAI tools. Until official guidance is provided by IEEE, you can also reference your use of GenAI tools in the same way you would reference Unpublished private communications, such as emails, or Software. Ask your lecturer or supervisor which option they want you to use and then use it consistently throughout your written work.

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