The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), one of the largest professional organizations in the world, oversees numerous journals and regularly publishes its own Letters, Transactions, and Proceedings of the technical conferences it sponsors.
It publishes a short guide, Information for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters Authors(1996). The guide includes a brief but concise outline of the IEEE reference style, which is a variation of the CBE Citation-Sequence (C-S) system. IEEE style, like CBE style, uses a single sequentially ordered note number to cite all references to each source mentioned in the text. The IEEE reference list, like the one in the CBE C-S system, is arranged by the order of citation in the text, not in alphabetical order. IEEE style also prohibits the use of content notes, preferring instead that supplementary explanations and examples be included in the text (often in parentheses).
Guidelines for IEEE Citation-Sequence System
Use of Endnotes or Footnotes
IEEE Numbered List of References