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
Burns J A 2014 Solar system: Ring in the new Nature 508 48–9
A journal article with 2 authors
Fisher S E and Ridley M 2013 Evolution. Culture, genes, and the human revolution Science 340 929–30
A journal article with 3 authors
Langer P, Hogendoorn K and Keller L 2004 Tug-of-war over reproduction in a social bee Nature 428 844–7
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Büttner T F S, Kabakova I V, Hudson D D, Pant R, Poulton C G, Judge A C and Eggleton B J 2014 Phase-locking and pulse generation in multi-frequency brillouin oscillator via four wave mixing Sci. Rep. 4 5032

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Corrigan P W, Roe D and Tsang H W H 2011 Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Dusek K and Joanny J-F 2010 Polymer Characterization: Rheology, Laser Interferometry, Electrooptics vol 230 (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Watanabe Y, Yoshihama S, Mishina T, Kudo M and Maruyama H 2006 Bridging the Gap Between Inter-communication Boundary and Internal Trusted Components Computer Security – ESORICS 2006: 11th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, Hamburg, Germany, September 18-20, 2006. Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science ed D Gollmann, J Meier and A Sabelfeld (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 65–80

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 E 2015 Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet? 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 1986 The Job Training Partnership Act Performance Standards and Information Systems (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
Holliday S 2010 A case study of how DuPont reduced its environment footprint: The role of organizational change in sustainability Doctoral dissertation (Washington, DC: George Washington 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
Zernike K 2015 ‘A Crazy Shake.’ Then Metal Tearing, and Chaos New York Times A1

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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