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
Burnett, D. S. (2006). NASA returns rocks from a comet. Science (New York, N.Y.), 314(5806), 1709–1710.
A journal article with 2 authors
Koeller, K. M., & Wong, C. H. (2001). Enzymes for chemical synthesis. Nature, 409(6817), 232–240.
A journal article with 3 authors
Blum, R., Kafitz, K. W., & Konnerth, A. (2002). Neurotrophin-evoked depolarization requires the sodium channel Na(V)1.9. Nature, 419(6908), 687–693.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Kinjo, Y., Wu, D., Kim, G., Xing, G.-W., Poles, M. A., Ho, D. D., et al. (2005). Recognition of bacterial glycosphingolipids by natural killer T cells. Nature, 434(7032), 520–525.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Shahidi, A. (2014). Balanced Asset Allocation. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Bello, F., & Edwards, P. J. E. (Eds.). (2008). Biomedical Simulation: 4th International Symposium, ISBMS 2008, London, UK, July 7-8, 2008 Proceedings (Vol. 5104). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Tompkins, D. M., & Poulin, R. (2006). Parasites and Biological Invasions. In R. B. Allen & W. G. Lee (Eds.), Biological Invasions in New Zealand (pp. 67–84). 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
Luntz, S. (2014, July 7). Researchers Discover Genetic Link To Autism. 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. (1996). Scientific Research: Continued Vigilance Critical to Protecting Human Subjects (No. HEHS-96-72). 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
Johnson, T. F. (2017). The Aircraft Electric Taxi System: A Qualitative Multi Case Study (Doctoral dissertation). Northcentral University, Scottsdale, AZ.

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
Greenhouse, L. (2010, April 11). One Man, Two Courts. New York Times, p. WK11.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Burnett 2006).
This sentence cites two references (Burnett 2006; Koeller and Wong 2001).

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

  • Two authors: (Koeller and Wong 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Kinjo et al. 2005)

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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