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
Zhang T 2015 ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS. More efficient together Science 350 738–9
A journal article with 2 authors
Rammig A and Mahecha M D 2015 Ecology: Ecosystem responses to climate extremes Nature 527 315–6
A journal article with 3 authors
Shalm L K, Adamson R B A and Steinberg A M 2009 Squeezing and over-squeezing of triphotons Nature 457 67–70
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Montoya D, Zavala M A, Rodríguez M A and Purves D W 2008 Animal versus wind dispersal and the robustness of tree species to deforestation Science 320 1502–4

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Center for Chemical Process Safety 2008 Guidelines for Chemical Transportation Safety, Security, and Risk Management (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Gohberg I 2009 Holomorphic Operator Functions of One Variable and Applications: Methods from Complex Analysis in Several Variables vol 192, ed J Leiterer (Basel: Birkhäuser)
A chapter in an edited book
Lourenço R, Lourenço N and Horta N 2015 Kernel Validation Using CEC2009 Benchmarks AIDA-CMK: Multi-Algorithm Optimization Kernel Applied to Analog IC Sizing SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology ed N Lourenço and N Horta (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 43–9

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
Luntz S 2014 Tiny Tarsier Subspecies Discovered 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 2004 Aviation Security: Improvement still Needed in Federal Aviation Security Efforts (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
Klyce L R 2008 Assessing parent-child agreement on an eating disorder symptom questionnaire Doctoral dissertation (Mississippi State, MS: Mississippi State 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
Shpigel B 2017 The Rally Before the Rally New York Times B9

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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