How to format your references using the Izvestiya: Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Izvestiya: Mathematics. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
Thomas G H 2015 Evolution: An avian explosion Nature 526 516–7
A journal article with 2 authors
Xiang Y and Kobilka B K 2003 Myocyte adrenoceptor signaling pathways Science 300 1530–2
A journal article with 3 authors
Wen J, Zhou S and Chen J 2014 Colorimetric detection of Shewanella oneidensis based on immunomagnetic capture and bacterial intrinsic peroxidase activity Sci. Rep. 4 5191
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Piwon N, Günther W, Schwake M, Bösl M R and Jentsch T J 2000 ClC-5 Cl- -channel disruption impairs endocytosis in a mouse model for Dent’s disease Nature 408 369–73

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
Davis J H 2011 Statistics for Compensation (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Grijs R D and González Delgado R M 2005 Starbursts: From 30 Doradus to Lyman Break Galaxies vol 329 (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands)
A chapter in an edited book
Garima Yadav, Saurabh Maheshwari and Anjali Agarwal 2016 Multi-domain Image Enhancement of Foggy Images Using Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization Method Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Cognizance in Wireless Communication & Image Processing: ICRCWIP-2014 ed N Afzalpulkar, V Srivastava, G Singh and D Bhatnagar (New Delhi: Springer India) pp 31–8

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Izvestiya: Mathematics.

Blog post
Andrew D 2016 How Listening To Music Could Help You Beat Insomnia IFLScience


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office 1995 Amtrak: Deteriorated Financial and Operating Conditions Threaten Long-Term Viability (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office)

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Saifman H P 2017 Millennial Nurse Manager Perspectives on Their Leadership Roles in the Hospital Setting: A Phenomenological Inquiry Doctoral dissertation (Boca Raton, FL: Florida Atlantic University)

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
Kelly M 1992 THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: In His Own Words; On TV, a Very Public Education for Ross Perot New York Times A18

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleIzvestiya: Mathematics
AbbreviationIzv. Math.
ISSN (print)1064-5632
ISSN (online)1468-4810
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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