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
Gaherty J B 2001 Seismic evidence for hotspot-induced buoyant flow beneath the Reykjanes Ridge Science 293 1645–7
A journal article with 2 authors
Wilks J and Golovkina T 2015 Immunology. Interfering with interferons Science 347 233–4
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
Sun Y, Li P, Qiao Y and Li Y 2014 Time-dependent gas-liquid interaction in molecular-sized nanopores Sci. Rep. 4 6547

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Weiss A 2009 Getting Started in Consulting (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Liu D, Wang L and Tan K C 2009 Design and Control of Intelligent Robotic Systems vol 177 (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Bhattacharya S, Michael N and Kumar V 2013 Distributed Coverage and Exploration in Unknown Non-convex Environments Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems: The 10th International Symposium Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics ed A Martinoli, F Mondada, N Correll, G Mermoud, M Egerstedt, M A Hsieh, L E Parker and K Støy (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 61–75

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 2015 Night Sky Puts On A Meteor Shower To Celebrate Rosetta’s Closest Approach To The Sun 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 HHS’s Efforts to Promote Health Information Technology and Legal Barriers to Its Adoption (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
O’Connell A M 2008 Customer retention and leadership in the nonprofit healthcare organization 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
Saslow L 2008 Offering Fresh Weapons Against Test Anxiety New York Times LI6

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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