[Tex/LaTex] IEEE references in alphabetical order or numerical order


Thank you all for your time reading and replying to my question(s).

I am really confused about two major issues.
Issue One: I am writing an IEEE conference paper and I am trying to understand why the reference list comes out in alphabetical order according to (\bibliographystyle{IEEEtranS}) How to Use the IEEEtran LATEX Class. I have been all over the internet for 2 days now that IEEE ref. list should be numerically and not alphabetically ordered Guide for Initial Review. I have found that if I use (\bibliographystyle{ieeetr} instead of \bibliographystyle{IEEEtranS}) it moves all references in numerical order.

Issue Two: Why the keywords in the (\documentclass[conference, 10pt]{IEEEtran}) appear as Index-Terms and not Keywords? Based on my research I have found that is a matter of preference to use Keywords instead of Index-Terms. The solution to this problem could be simple applying (\renewcommand\IEEEkeywordsname{Keywords}). But again I am just curious.

If anyone could provide me with some guidance or a reference/bibliography to read upon I would be very appreciated.

Best Answer

The bibliography style depends solely in the conference's template, as this varies from each one. It usually is \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}, but could also take the form of \bibliographystyle{IEEEbib} or any other like the ones you mentioned (such as IEEEtranS).

You should really pay attention to your conference's specs, or if you are unsure then contact any of the organizers.

Regarding the keywords, I would keep my recommendation: stick to the template.

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