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
Packer C 2010 Genetics. A bit of Texas in Florida Science 329 1606–7
A journal article with 2 authors
Vanag V K and Epstein I R 2001 Inwardly rotating spiral waves in a reaction-diffusion system Science 294 835–7
A journal article with 3 authors
Ellis A S, Johnson T M and Bullen T D 2002 Chromium isotopes and the fate of hexavalent chromium in the environment Science 295 2060–2
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Johansson L I, Armiento R, Avila J, Xia C, Lorcy S, Abrikosov I A, Asensio M C and Virojanadara C 2014 Multiple π-bands and Bernal stacking of multilayer graphene on C-face SiC, revealed by nano-Angle Resolved Photoemission Sci. Rep. 4 4157

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jones P and Burger J 2009 Configuring SAP® ERP Financials and Controlling (Indianapolis, IN, USA: Wiley Publishing, Inc.)
An edited book
Ferrando J C and López-Pellicer M 2014 Descriptive Topology and Functional Analysis: In Honour of Jerzy Kakol’s 60th Birthday vol 80 (Cham: Springer International Publishing)
A chapter in an edited book
Joblin K N 2005 Methanogenic archaea Methods in Gut Microbial Ecology for Ruminants ed H P S Makkar and C S McSweeney (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands) pp 47–53

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
Taub B 2016 Herpes Kills Your Butthole Neurons And Makes You Constipated 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 2007 Digital Television Transition: Increased Federal Planning and Risk Management Could Further Facilitate the DTV Transition (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
Zehnder D W 2003 Host-[2]Rotaxane: A Novel Molecular Machine Doctoral dissertation (Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati)

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
Vecsey G 2014 U.S. Program Can Take Heart in Germany’s Win New York Times B12

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 [1,1].
This sentence cites four references [1,1,1,1].

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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