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August 26, 2015

IEEEtran.bst is the official BibTeX style for authors of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions journals and

It also may have applications for other academic work such as theses and
technical reports. The alphanumeric and natbib variants extend the
applicability of the IEEEtran bibstyle family to the natural sciences
and beyond.

The IEEEtran bibstyle is a very comprehensive BibTeX style which provides
many features beyond the standard BibTeX styles, including full support
for references of online documents, patents, periodicals and standards.
See the provided user manual for detailed usage information.

The latest version of the IEEEtran BibTeX style can be found at CTAN:


as well as within IEEE's site:


Note that the packages at IEEE's site do not contain the natbib and
alphanumeric variants (e.g., IEEEtranN.bst, etc.) as these are not used
for IEEE related work. These files can be obtained on CTAN.

For helpful tips, answers to frequently asked questions, and other support,
visit the IEEEtran home page at my website:



Michael Shell

Version 1.14 (2015/08/26) changes:

  1. Added the CTLuse_url field to the IEEEtranBSTCTL control entry type
     to allow user control of the display of URLs.
     Thanks to Pablo Chacin, Bogdan Roman and Richard Kolacinski for
     suggesting this feature.

  2. Added functions bbl.a, bbl.an, bbl.and, bbl.etal and bbl.the
     as needed to better support other languages.
     Thanks to Karsten Hinz for suggesting this change.

  3. Added mention, and an example, of reports about standards to the
     Thanks to Guido R. Hiertz for providing information on this topic.

  4. Fixed missed comma in the BSTcontrol example in the documentation.
     Thanks to Oscar Gustafsson for reporting this problem.

  5. Corrected IEEE_J_MTT journal name string in IEEEabrv.bib.
     Thanks to Nicol�s Barabino, Chuanren Wu and Santiago Cogollos Borras
     for suggesting this change.

  6. Corrected IEEE_J_STARS journal name string in IEEEabrv.bib.
     Thanks to Yannick Berker for suggesting this change.

  7. Revised/enabled abbreviations for IEEE_J_DSC, IEEE_J_LT, IEEE_J_NSM, 
     IEEE_J_SC, IEEE_J_DSC and full and abbreviations for IEEE_M_C
     and IEEE_M_WC journal name strings in IEEEfull.bib and IEEEabrv.bib.

  8. Added new journal name strings to IEEEfull.bib and IEEEabrv.bib.
     Thanks to Uwe Siart and Mona Mittra for helping with obtaining the
     correct definitions. See changelog.txt for the complete list.

********************************** Files **********************************

README                 - This file.

changelog.txt          - The revision history.

IEEEtran_bst_HOWTO.pdf - The user manual.

IEEEtran.bst           - The standard IEEEtran BibTeX style file. For use
                         with IEEE work.

IEEEtranS.bst          - A version of IEEEtran.bst that sorts the entries.
                         Some IEEE conferences/publications may use/allow
                         sorted bibliographies.

IEEEtranSA.bst         - Like IEEEtranS.bst, but with alphanumeric citation
                         tags like alpha.bst. Not for normal IEEE use.

IEEEtranN.bst          - Like IEEEtran.bst, but based on plainnat.bst and
                         is compatible with Patrick W. Daly's natbib
                         package. Not for normal IEEE use.

IEEEtranSN.bst         - Sorting version of IEEEtranN.bst. Not for normal
                         IEEE use

IEEEexample.bib        - An example BibTeX database that contains the
                         references shown in the user manual.

IEEEabrv.bib           - String definitions for the abbreviated names of
                         IEEE journals. (For use with IEEE work.)
IEEEfull.bib           - String definitions for the full names of IEEE
                         journals. (Do not use for IEEE work.)

Legal Notice:
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User assumes all risk.
In no event shall the IEEE or any contributor to this code be liable for
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File list of work: IEEEtran_bst_HOWTO.pdf, IEEEtran.bst, IEEEtranS.bst,
                   IEEEtranSA.bst, IEEEtranN.bst, IEEEtranSN.bst,
                   IEEEexample.bib, IEEEabrv.bib, IEEEfull.bib

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