How to format your references using the Russian Linguistics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Russian Linguistics. 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
Smaglik, P. (2002). The best of both worlds. Seattle. Nature, 417(6889), 4–5.
A journal article with 2 authors
Binder, P.-M., & Pipes, R. M. (2014). Applied mathematics: how chaos forgets and remembers. Nature, 510(7505), 343–344.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bierhaus, E. B., Chapman, C. R., & Merline, W. J. (2005). Secondary craters on Europa and implications for cratered surfaces. Nature, 437(7062), 1125–1127.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Andreev, V. P., Head, T., Johnson, N., Deo, S. K., Daunert, S., & Goldschmidt-Clermont, P. J. (2013). Discrete event simulation model of sudden cardiac death predicts high impact of preventive interventions. Scientific reports, 3, 1771.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Stevenson, O. (2008). Neglected Children and Their Families. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
An edited book
Baldini, F., D’Amico, A., Di Natale, C., Siciliano, P., Seeber, R., De Stefano, L., et al. (Eds.). (2014). Sensors: Proceedings of the First National Conference on Sensors, Rome 15-17 February, 2012 (Vol. 162). New York, NY: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Kanai, T., Takahashi, E. J., Nabekawa, Y., & Midorikawa, K. (2010). Heterodyne Interferometry Using High-Order Harmonic Generation in Mixed Gases. In K. Yamanouchi, A. Giulietti, & K. Ledingham (Eds.), Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science: Volume V (pp. 65–80). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

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 Linguistics.

Blog post
Carpineti, A. (2016, November 3). Understanding Dark Matter Using Supercomputers. IFLScience. IFLScience. Accessed 30 October 2018


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. (2000). Transit Grants: Department of Labor’s Certification Process (No. T-RCED-00-157). 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
Eldridge, Z. (2017). The Empowerment of a Forgotten Population (Doctoral dissertation). George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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
Walsh, M. W. (2016, March 23). Supreme Court Hears Plea for Help From Puerto Rico. New York Times, p. B1.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (Smaglik 2002).
This sentence cites two references (Binder and Pipes 2014; Smaglik 2002).

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: (Binder and Pipes 2014)
  • Three or more authors: (Andreev et al. 2013)

About the journal

Full journal titleRussian Linguistics
AbbreviationRuss. Linguist.
ISSN (print)0304-3487
ISSN (online)1572-8714
ScopeLanguage and Linguistics
Developmental and Educational Psychology
Linguistics and Language

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