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
Moran M 2014 WHO plans for neglected diseases are wrong Nature 506 267
A journal article with 2 authors
Wu X and Ruvkun G 2010 Cancer. Germ cell genes and cancer Science 330 1761–2
A journal article with 3 authors
Wang Z, Szolnoki A and Perc M 2013 Interdependent network reciprocity in evolutionary games Sci. Rep. 3 1183
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Currie C R, Poulsen M, Mendenhall J, Boomsma J J and Billen J 2006 Coevolved crypts and exocrine glands support mutualistic bacteria in fungus-growing ants Science 311 81–3

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gable J and Herrmann T 2016 Counselling Skills for Dietitians (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Desfray P, Filipe J, Hammoudi S and Pires L F 2015 Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development: Third International Conference, MODELSWARD 2015, Angers, France, February 9-11, 2015, Revised Selected Papers vol 580 (Cham: Springer International Publishing)
A chapter in an edited book
Quastel J and Remenik D 2014 Airy Processes and Variational Problems Topics in Percolative and Disordered Systems Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics ed A F Ramírez, G Ben Arous, P A Ferrari, C M Newman, V Sidoravicius and M E Vares (New York, NY: Springer) pp 121–71

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
O`Callaghan J 2015 NASA Set To Make Huge Announcement On Thursday Regarding Mars’ Atmosphere 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 2014 Department of Education: Status of Prior GAO Recommendations (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
Giles C L 2015 Faculty mentoring of undergraduate students: A qualitative phenomenological study Doctoral dissertation (Phoenix, AZ: University of Phoenix)

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
Stewart J B 2017 Struggling to Find the Spirit of ’86 New York Times B1

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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