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
Mocumbi P 2004 Plague of my people Nature 430 925
A journal article with 2 authors
Goedert M and Spillantini M G 2006 A century of Alzheimer’s disease Science 314 777–81
A journal article with 3 authors
Locher K P, Lee A T and Rees D C 2002 The E. coli BtuCD structure: a framework for ABC transporter architecture and mechanism Science 296 1091–8
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Lenoir J, Gégout J C, Marquet P A, de Ruffray P and Brisse H 2008 A significant upward shift in plant species optimum elevation during the 20th century Science 320 1768–71

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Adam C 2016 Forensic Evidence in Court (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Kalmykov S N and Denecke M A 2011 Actinide Nanoparticle Research (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Luenberger D G and Ye Y 2008 Interior-Point Methods Linear and Nonlinear Programming International Series in Operations Research & Management Science ed Y Ye (Boston, MA: Springer US) pp 111–43

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 E 2016 Harambe The Gorilla Put Zoo In A Lose-Lose Situation – By Being Himself 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 1991 Transportation Infrastructure: Issues for Congressional Consideration During Reauthorization of Surface Transportation Programs (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
Garapati S H 2013 Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Assembly Procedures of Steel Fulcra of Bascule Bridges Doctoral dissertation (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida)

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
Barnes B 2016 ‘La La Land’ Leads the Race for the Globes New York Times C1

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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