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How to write an IEEE style blog (with URL)?

IEEE style blogs have become common in the domain of internet writing and content writing. IEEE is a popular and commonly used blog formatting style used in the digital domain across the globe. Our website provides a detailed citation guideline for using the IEEE style for formatting and referencing while writing and publishing a blog. This guideline would be useful for the novice as well as the expert bloggers. The examples provided are based on the 2016 edition of the IEEE formatting and citation style. As per the rule, if any information, fact, figure or theory included in the blog cannot be provided with a proper and valid source, then that information needs to be omitted under the IEEE format for blogs.

The printed sources used in the blog can be included without the additional verbiage and URL but the online sources should be provided with their URLs. The in-text citations should be bracketed and should be sequential, irrespective of the order in which they are shown in the List of Contents, figures or tables, respectively. In the IEEE style, of the use of seven or more than seven authors is done, then needs to be written in the List for References and/or the Bibliography.

The IEEE referencing style is commonly used for providing credits to the authors whose theories, models, facts or findings have been used in the respective blog. This referencing format is a globally accepted standard academic referencing and citation style which has been designed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. When using the IEEE citation format, there are various distinct formats provided for each type of source sued and also for the different types for contents including articles, journals, web publishing, essays, research reports etc. The IEEE referencing style is also applicable to blogs and is largely based on the formats and principles followed in the Chicago referencing and citation format. The rules of notes for writing IEEE style blogs are discussed within this guide for the IEEE format for the blog. The first principle to be followed while writing an IEEE style blog is that the basic rules, writing guidelines and patterns of the website in which the blog would be posted or published need to be adhered to. In addition to this, the date of posting of the bog and the name of the author and authors need to be mandatorily included.  The citation should be done only within a note and any specific term should be included in the Bibliography or References only if the item is highly critical to the argument and/or has been frequently used in the arguments. In order to cite a comment posted by any user on a blog apart from the actual author of the blog, then the basic pattern enlisted for blog comment entries needs to be followed. The identification of the material and content of the comment needs to be done along with the inclusion of the date of posting of the comment and in case the name of the user who has commented is found to be pseudonym or incomplete, then should be added in brackets following the posted name of the commenter. Under the IEEE style of referencing for blogs, the rule for Bibliography is also specified. As per this rule, the bibliography should not be cited until and unless any specific item is identified to be frequently cited and used and is also deemed to be critical to the topic and the associated arguments presented in the blog. All these principles of the IEEE format for a blog need to be adhered to in order to ensure that plagiarism is avoided and the credibility, authenticity, and validity of the discussion included in the blog can be established.

What are the common mistakes made in the IEEE format for the blog?

There are few commonly made mistakes which can make an IEEE style blog erroneous and incorrect. The most common mistakes which occur when blogs are cited with the use of the IEEE referencing style and which our company would ensure are never found in your work are:

  • The reference numbers are made to form a distinct column.
  • The citations are done in a numerical order on the blog.
  • Reference numbers are used multiple times within a blog.
  • The reference numbers are mentioned only within the actual content of the blog and not in the illustrations and tables mentioned in the contents list.
  • The references and citations to the graphics are not separately included but are listed in numerical order.
  • The date formats are kept same.
  • Each appendix used will have a specific bibliography.

All these errors need to be avoided in order to properly follow the IEEE format for the blog and present an academically correct IEEE style blog. We do our best to avoid all these errors and provide you with an error-free blog.

A sample template for an IEEE format for the blog which can be used for blog writing.

The following template can be used as a sample for citing blog with the use of the IEEE citation style (with URL). We strictly follow these guidelines to ensure high quality of our work.


Blue text denotes the information which will be needed to access from the source.

Black text which denotes the text which is required for the IEEE citation style (with URL)


[1] Author Initial.  Author Surname, ‘Title’, Publication Title. Year Published [Online]. Available: http://Website URL. [Accessed: 7-Feb-2018].


[1] K. Boddnar.  ‘36 Awesome Social Media Blogs Everyone Should Read’, Marketing blog. 2010 [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 7-Feb- 2018].

In-text citation in the IEEE referencing style can be done by placing the part immediately after the reference or quote to the sources provided in the blog.