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
Austin J 2014 Reviewing the reviewers Science 345 1206
A journal article with 2 authors
Podsiadlowski P and Justham S 2006 Astronomy. Big bang points to stellar mix-up Science 314 1551–2
A journal article with 3 authors
Tosca N J, Knoll A H and McLennan S M 2008 Water activity and the challenge for life on early Mars Science 320 1204–7
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Riller U, Poelchau M H, Rae A S P, Schulte F M, Collins G S, Melosh H J, Grieve R A F, Morgan J V, Gulick S P S, Lofi J, Diaw A, McCall N, Kring D A and IODP–IC DP Expedition 364 Science Party 2018 Author Correction: Rock fluidization during peak-ring formation of large impact structures Nature

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lacalle D and Parrilla D 2015 The Energy World is Flat (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Saha D 2016 Manufacturing Performance Management using SAP OEE: Implementing and Configuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness ed M Syamsunder and S Chakraborty (Berkeley, CA: Apress)
A chapter in an edited book
McLean J M, Athwal G S and Daneshvar P 2016 Reconstruction Techniques for Fractures of the Proximal Ulna and Radial Head Essential Techniques in Elbow Surgery ed S Antuña and R Barco (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 59–86

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 2014 Study Reveals Complexity Of Shark Sensing 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 2009 Telecommunications: Preliminary Observations about Consumer Satisfaction and Problems with Wireless Phone Service and FCC’s Efforts to Assist Consumers with Complaints (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
Fahmy C 2012 Intoxicated by music: A content analysis of the prevalence of alcohol, illicit substances, and tobacco in popular music from 2000 to 2011 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
Gurley G 2015 A Gift for Cutting Tresses and Gaining Trust New York Times ST8

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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