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
Richardson D J 2010 Applied physics. Filling the light pipe Science 330 327–8
A journal article with 2 authors
Pullum G K and Scholz B C 2001 More than words Nature 413 367
A journal article with 3 authors
Gilman R T, Nuismer S L and Jhwueng D-C 2012 Coevolution in multidimensional trait space favours escape from parasites and pathogens Nature 483 328–30
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Shlyk-Kerner O, Samish I, Kaftan D, Holland N, Sai P S M, Kless H and Scherz A 2006 Protein flexibility acclimatizes photosynthetic energy conversion to the ambient temperature Nature 442 827–30

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Lunn G and Sansone E B 2012 Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Vaseashta A and Mihailescu I N 2008 Functionalized Nanoscale Materials, Devices and Systems (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands)
A chapter in an edited book
Cocorullo G, Falco N, Fontana T, Tutino R, Bonventre S, D’Arpa F and Gulotta G 2016 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Role of Endoscopy in Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s Disease: Radiological Features and Clinical-Surgical Correlations ed G Lo Re and M Midiri (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 43–7

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 2016 Babies Cry In The Womb And 18 Other Surprising Facts I Learned When I Became A Dad 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 1996 DOD Dependents Schools: Cost Issues Associated With the Special Education Program (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
Meghani H P 2017 Med-Equip Solutions LLC: A wheelchair distributor company business plan 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
Judah B 2016 London rolls out the kleptocrats’ carpet New York Times A9

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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