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
Schübeler D 2012 Molecular biology. Epigenetic islands in a genetic ocean Science 338 756–7
A journal article with 2 authors
Klejnot J and Lin C 2004 Plant sciences. A CONSTANS experience brought to light Science 303 965–6
A journal article with 3 authors
Flytzani-Stephanopoulos M, Sakbodin M and Wang Z 2006 Regenerative adsorption and removal of H2S from hot fuel gas streams by rare earth oxides Science 312 1508–10
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Zhang S, Yu M, Deng H, Shen G and Wei Y 2014 Polyclonal rabbit anti-human ovarian cancer globulins inhibit tumor growth through apoptosis involving the caspase signaling Sci. Rep. 4 4984

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Liu H H 2011 Oracle Database Performance and Scalability (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Hlavínek P and Zeleňáková M 2015 Storm Water Management: Examples from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland (Cham: Springer International Publishing)
A chapter in an edited book
Tabbush P, Frederiksen P and Edwards D 2008 Impact Assessment in the European Commission in relation to Multifunctional Land Use Sustainability Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes ed K Helming, M Pérez-Soba and P Tabbush (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 35–54

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 2017 What Are Blood Groups and Why Do They Matter? 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 1993 Telecommunications: Interruptions of Telephone Service (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
Wen J 2012 Moving office document processing into the cloud 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
(nyt) S K 2004 World Briefing | Asia: China And Russia Plan First Joint Military Exercise New York Times A6

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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