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
Siegel J S 2012 Chemistry. Driving the formation of molecular knots Science 338 752–3
A journal article with 2 authors
Hueso R and Sánchez-Lavega A 2006 Methane storms on Saturn’s moon Titan Nature 442 428–31
A journal article with 3 authors
Lemos B, Araripe L O and Hartl D L 2008 Polymorphic Y chromosomes harbor cryptic variation with manifold functional consequences Science 319 91–3
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Kim J J, Choi Y, Suresh S and Argon A S 2002 Nanocrystallization during nanoindentation of a bulk amorphous metal alloy at room temperature Science 295 654–7

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Glisic S 2005 Advanced Wireless Communications (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Puri K 2013 Earth System Modelling - Volume 1: Recent Developments and Projects ed R Redler and R Budich (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Haltinner K 2016 Gender Bending in the Classroom: Teaching Gender Inequity Without Reifying Gender Essentialism and Heteronormativity Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America ed K Haltinner and R Pilgeram (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 45–51

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
Davis J 2015 Strange Red Streaks Spotted On Tethys 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 2007 Homeland Security: DHS Enterprise Architecture Continues to Evolve but Improvements Needed (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
Morales C J 2010 Can early-life activity behavior predict adult compliance with an exercise program in later life? Doctoral dissertation (Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach)

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
Kishkovsky S 2008 Russian Leaders Attend Patriarch’s Funeral New York Times A16

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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