How to format your references using the Russian Chemical Reviews citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Russian Chemical Reviews. 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
Grubb M 2012 Emissions trading: Cap and trade finds new energy Nature 491 666–7
A journal article with 2 authors
Braun-Munzinger P and Stachel J 2007 The quest for the quark-gluon plasma Nature 448 302–9
A journal article with 3 authors
Jeng M-S, Ng N K and Ng P K L 2004 Feeding behaviour: hydrothermal vent crabs feast on sea “snow” Nature 432 969
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Wilkie G S, Davison A J, Kerr K, Stidworthy M F, Redrobe S, Steinbach F, Dastjerdi A and Denk D 2014 First fatality associated with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 5 in an Asian elephant: pathological findings and complete viral genome sequence Sci. Rep. 4 6299

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ginena K and Hamid A 2015 Foundations of Sharī‘ah Governance of Islamic Banks (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Schatz B R 2011 Healthcare Infrastructure: Health Systems for Individuals and Populations ed R B Berlin Jr (London: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
de Vries M J and Meijers A W M 2013 Beliefs, Acceptances and Technological Knowledge Norms in Technology Philosophy of Engineering and Technology ed M J de Vries, S O Hansson and A W M Meijers (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands) pp 55–65

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 Russian Chemical Reviews.

Blog post
Andrew D 2017 From Diet To Blood Pressure – It’s Not Just Chromosomes That Help Determine The Sex Of A Baby 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 1987 Aviation Security: FAA Preboard Passenger Screening Test Results (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
Bornheimer M E 2010 The influence of leadership development programs on the community college leadership shortage: A case study Doctoral dissertation (Scottsdale, AZ: Northcentral 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
Conte L 2011 Scouting Report New York Times E5

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 titleRussian Chemical Reviews
AbbreviationRuss. Chem. Rev.
ISSN (print)0036-021X
ISSN (online)1468-4837
ScopeGeneral Chemistry

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