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
Nataf H C 2000 Seismology. Inner core takes another turn Nature 405 411–2
A journal article with 2 authors
Camasso N M and Sanford M S 2015 Design, synthesis, and carbon-heteroatom coupling reactions of organometallic nickel(IV) complexes Science 347 1218–20
A journal article with 3 authors
Voog J, D’Alterio C and Jones D L 2008 Multipotent somatic stem cells contribute to the stem cell niche in the Drosophila testis Nature 454 1132–6
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Kato Y K, Myers R C, Gossard A C and Awschalom D D 2004 Observation of the spin Hall effect in semiconductors Science 306 1910–3

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Berntsen E S and Thompson J 2015 A Guide to Starting Your Hedge Fund (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Bonato A, Mitzenmacher M and Prałat P 2013 Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph: 10th International Workshop, WAW 2013, Cambridge, MA, USA, December 14-15, 2013, Proceedings vol 8305 (Cham: Springer International Publishing)
A chapter in an edited book
Giurca A and Wagner G 2005 Towards an Abstract Syntax and Direct-Model Theoretic Semantics for RuleML Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web: First International Conference, RuleML 2005, Galway, Ireland, November 10-12, 2005. Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science ed A Adi, S Stoutenburg and S Tabet (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 45–55

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 2016 What Does It Mean For Researchers, Journalists And The Public When Secrecy Surrounds Science? 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 1999 Financial Management: Briefing on the Federal Aviation Administration Property, Plant, and Equipment Accountability Review (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
Gerhart T 2013 Convex optimization techniques and their application in hyperspectral video processing 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
Schwirtz M 2017 Two Ex-Correction Officials Deny Clearing Trips to Maine New York Times A19

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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