|Formatting IEEE Papers|
|The premise of this page is that researchers should spend their time doing research, and not fighting with a text formatter to write papers for publication. All modern formatters have macro capability. If the proper macros are written, the text formatting for all IEEE publications may be accomplished automatically. We propose that proponents of various word processing systems write macro packages for their own system. The scientific community would benefit greatly. Our entire philosophy is outlined in the paper Specification for Common IEEE Styles. The concepts of the paper have been implemented in a fully-functional LaTeX2e class file. As other people write macro packages for other text processing systems, they can be added to this page as well.|
|LaTeX2e files for formatting IEEE papers|
The class file ieee.cls is well documented in the
above paper. It is provided here, along with many examples to help
you get started writing papers with it.
|LyX files for formatting IEEE papers|
|To format IEEE papers using LyX, you will need ieee.cls from above. The paper ieeecls.pdf will also be useful. In addition, you will need:|
|Journals and Conferences Supported|
|The class file ieee.cls supports almost all IEEE journals, but some need special ``plug-in'' files to be formatted correctly. All IEEE Conferences also need plug-in files (at this point, there are only two supported conferences. Please feel free to write a plug-in for your favorite conference and mail it to me to include here!). To see if your journal or conference is supported:|
|Examples for IMTC [OBSOLETE]|
The Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference was
one of the first large-scale uses of the ieee.cls style.
An example to help you get started writing your conference paper in the
ieee.cls way, here are the required files and a short
skeleton file which you can modify to create your own paper.
|Example files showing the possible combinations of options|
To give you a quick flavor of the formatting that can be done automatically by
ieee.cls by changing only a single line in the paper,
see the following examples. The line which is changed (the document options)
is printed in the header or footer so that you can see how easy it is
to use the class. Each row of the following table contains examples for
a given main-mode of ieee.cls. Each column is the sub-mode.
Note that not all combinations are legal. Examples
are present for all the legal combinations.|
Typical IEEE Journals
Journals Requiring Plug-insThere are two societies of the IEEE which format their journals differently from the other societies. The IEEE Signal Processing Society centers figure captions instead of making them left-justified. The IEEE Computer Society has a very different format. To format them correctly, ieee.cls requires ``plug-in'' modules. Here are two examples:
Conference Formatting using Plug-insFinally, to format conference papers, ieee.cls also requires ``plug-in'' modules. Here are two examples:
|Other Important Information for LaTeX2e Paper Writing|
|Word Macro Files|