I am citing the IEEE-754 standard and it doesn't have an author. However, when I generate my PDF, the tool I am using (texnixcenter) provides a warning that there is no author. I would like to know how to get rid of this warning?

Here is the IEEE-754 standard bibtex entry that I have:

journal={IEEE Std 754-2008}, 
title={{IEEE Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic}}, 
keywords={IEEE standards;floating point arithmetic;programming;IEEE standard;arithmetic formats;computer programming;decimal floating-point arithmetic;754-2008;NaN;arithmetic;binary;computer;decimal;exponent;floating-point;format;interchange;number;rounding;significand;subnormal}, 
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    Wouldn't @manual be a more appropriate entry rather than @article? – egreg Aug 22 '13 at 22:01
  • I downloaded the bibtex entry from IEEE, so I left it as article. – Veridian Aug 22 '13 at 22:11
  • It is not an article and “IEEE Std 754-2008” is not a journal. Whatever IEEE thinks of it, classifying this entry as an article is wrong. What bibliography style are you using? – egreg Aug 22 '13 at 22:23
  • I'm using IEEEtran – Veridian Aug 22 '13 at 22:54

The bibliography item is wrongly classified. In my opinion it should be




Here's how I'd code it (without any warning):

  note={{IEEE Std 754-2008}},
  title={{IEEE} Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic},
  keywords={IEEE standards;floating point arithmetic;
            programming;IEEE standard;arithmetic formats;
            computer programming;decimal floating-point arithmetic;



Note that filecontents* is just for the example, you can use your .bib file as usual.

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  • Now the pages field disappeared – Veridian Aug 22 '13 at 23:34
  • @sphere The manual having 70 pages is not a relevant information. – egreg Aug 23 '13 at 9:46
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    K, I saw it referenced like that (1-70) or (1-55) in other papers though. – Veridian Aug 23 '13 at 10:59

I think the best solution is to use @misc:

  • The title of the standard is not "bolded"
  • It gives you the pages and the same format of the @article
  • ... and it is error-free

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