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Electronics and Microelectronics: Citing Guide

Popular Citation Style

Popular Citation Style


1  APA(American Psychological Association)

APA citation style is mainly use for social science, including psychology and education. Example:

Zhang, Y. , Xiang, G. , Gu, G. , Li, R. , & Zhang, X. (2012). Nonlinear concentration-dependent electronic and optical properties of Si1–xGex alloy nanowires.The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(33), 17934–17938.

MLA(Moddern Language Association)

Mainly used for social science, including literature and linguistics. Example:

Guan, Wei-Jie et al. “Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China.” The New England journal of medicine 382.18 (2020): 1708-1720. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2002032

3  Chicago/Turabian

Mainly used for books, magazines, newspapers of social science. Example:

Zeng, Hualing, Dai, Junfeng, Yao, Wang, Xiao, Di, and Cui, Xiaodong. "Valley Polarization in MoS2 Monolayers by Optical Pumping." Nature Nanotechnology 7, no. 8 (2012): 490-93.

4  ACS(American Chemistry Society)

Mainly used for citation of chemistry. Example:

Liang, Y.;  Li, Y.;  Wang, H.; Dai, H., Strongly coupled inorganic/nanocarbon hybrid materials for advanced electrocatalysis. Journal of The American Chemical Society 2013, 135 (6), 2013-2036.

5  IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Mainly used for citation of engineering. Example:

F. Hu, Q. Hao, and K. Bao, "A Survey on Software-Defined Network and OpenFlow: From Concept to Implementation," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 2181-2206, 2014.

6  GB/T 7714-2015 Format Style of References

Catalog of Information and Reference of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Standardization Administration of China. It is used for citation style of thesis:

Djurisic A B , Chen X , Leung Y H , et al. ZnO nanostructures: growth, properties and applications [J]. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22(14):6526-6535.



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