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QuestionI saw some restrictions regarding the references section. Can you explain more?
Solution There are several simple rules you have to follow in order for your paper to be considered for publication:

1. All references must be cited as follows:

a. For a paper:

[X] I. S. Moskowitz, P. Cotae, M. H. Kang, P. N. Safier, "Capacity Approximations for a Deterministic MIMO Channel," Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 3-10, 2011. doi: 10.4316/AECE.2011.03001

Providing DOI numbers for references is mandatory, if they are available. See the publishers web-sites.

b. For a book (you should avoid citing books, but if mandatory cite the precise chapter/section by mentioning the page(s)):

[X] R. A. Horn, C. R. Johnson, "Matrix Analysis", pp. 1023-1043, Cambridge University Press, 1985.

c. For an application note:

[X] Transmission Systems for Communications, 3rd ed., Western Electric Co., Winston-Salem, NC, 1985, pp. 4460.

d. A technical report:

[X] R. E. Haskell and C. T. Case, "Transient signal propagation in lossless isotropic plasmas," USAF Cambridge Res. Labs., Cambridge, MA, Rep. ARCRL-66-234 (II), 1994, vol. 2.

It is mandatory for all references to be correctly cited, as we will put in the online version of the papers permanent links for all of them (when available). In order to avoid delays from the moment of acceptance and the publication date, all papers must comply with this rule before being submitted for evaluation.

2. All references must be cited in the text in the order they appear. For example you have to cite the references [1], [2], [3], etc. and not [17], [4], [12], etc. For consecutive references, use [2-5] and not [2],[3],[4],[5]. Also, use [4],[6-8] and not [4],[6],[7],[8].

3. All references are cited in the text.

4. As we publish on the webpage links for every reference (where available) and the number of Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS and CrossRef citations, we require users to provide permanent identification data for references (CrossRef, Handle, PermaLink, PubMed, etc.) if possible.

IMPORTANT:

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5876295&tag=1
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148108001158
http://or.journal.informs.org/content/11/3/399.short

are NOT PERMANENT LINKS and will not be accepted!

5. Websites are not accepted as references.

6. The number of cited references is important. It is very improbable your paper is well documented and you considered the state-of-the-art in the field if you cite only 5 references for example. Even if the subject is very restrictive and the topic is about high-end technologies and/or theories, you have to connect your output with previously published results. Reviewers generally estimate a number of 20-25 quality references is a minimum for a well documented paper. For example, you have to consider that even for patents it is requested to cite previous published results dealing with a similar topic.

7. Citing of non-English language publications should be avoided. If you are a non-English language speaker, it is very improbable to find only references written in your mother tongue. It is highly recommended to search also for English language references and cite them properly. This has to be done in the preparation phase of your paper and not after you finished it.

8. Do not cite unpublished papers/works. As you cannot be sure that paper (submitted for consideration to various journals and/or conferences) will ever be published, it is not acceptable to use them as references.

9. In our opinion, you cannot cite Wikipedia as reference for a scientific paper. Information on Wikipedia - related to a certain topic, is collected from scientific sources that must be cited - see at the bottom of each Wikipedia topic. You better cite the sources used to generate the article on Wikipedia instead citing Wikipedia itself. You have also to remember anyone in the world may alter almost any article on Wikipedia, so the information there could not be used for doing scientific research.

IMPORTANT: In order to better prepare your references section for every paper - not necessary for the one you intend to submit to AECE, we may warmly recommend the program called Zotero. It is free software and may be found both as a standalone application or as a Firefox/Chrome and Word extensions. What you have to know are only the DOI numbers of the papers you wish to cite, the rest is very simple, Zotero is able to automatically generate the whole references sections for you. The next step is to simply "Paste Special / Unformatted text", select all the references section and apply the corresponding style - "[1] References" in case of AECE. You have to export the references list from Zotero in IEEE format.

Zotero may be downloaded from the web-site or from the local repository we maintain on our web-site. For the latest version of the software we encourage you to visit their web-site.

Zotero Standalone 4.0.22 for Windows (33.7 MB)

Zotero 4.0.22 for Firefox (5.4 MB)

Zotero Word for Windows Plugin 3.1.17 (7.8 MB)

Zotero Chrome Extension (external link)


Keywords: references, topic, link, doi, CrossRef, permanent, citation, zotero

Updated: 05FEB2015
 
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