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
Dagotto, E. (2005). Complexity in strongly correlated electronic systems. Science (New York, N.Y.), 309(5732), 257–262.
A journal article with 2 authors
Volz, J., & Rauschenbeutel, A. (2013). Applied physics. Triggering an optical transistor with one photon. Science (New York, N.Y.), 341(6147), 725–726.
A journal article with 3 authors
Farihi, J., Gänsicke, B. T., & Koester, D. (2013). Evidence for water in the rocky debris of a disrupted extrasolar minor planet. Science (New York, N.Y.), 342(6155), 218–220.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Brune, W., Ménard, C., Heesemann, J., & Koszinowski, U. H. (2001). A ribonucleotide reductase homolog of cytomegalovirus and endothelial cell tropism. Science (New York, N.Y.), 291(5502), 303–305.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kitai, A. (2011). Principles of Solar Cells, LEDs and Diodes: The role of the PN junction. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
An edited book
Ferrari, A. (2013). L’arto inferiore nella paralisi cerebrale infantile: Semeiotica e chirurgia funzionale. (S. Reverberi & M. G. Benedetti, Eds.). Milano: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Menikoff, R. (2007). Empirical Equations of State for Solids. In Y. Horie (Ed.), ShockWave Science and Technology Reference Library (pp. 143–188). 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
Andrew, E. (2015, July 9). Pregnant Women Taking Antidepressants Shouldn’t Panic About Birth Defect Claims. 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. (2005). 21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government (No. GAO-05-325SP-CD). 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
French, D. C. (2012). A Case against E-Waste: Where One Country’s Trash is (Not) Another Country’s Treasure: Developing National E-Waste Legislation to Regulate E-Waste Exportation (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
Wagner, J. (2017, August 11). Mets, Dealing Slugger, Will Add a Player They Hope Will Be One. New York Times, p. B9.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Dagotto 2005).
This sentence cites two references (Dagotto 2005; Volz and Rauschenbeutel 2013).

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

  • Two authors: (Volz and Rauschenbeutel 2013)
  • Three or more authors: (Brune et al. 2001)

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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