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
Grenier, I. A. (2000). Gamma-ray astronomy. A needle in a cosmic haystack. Nature, 404(6776), 344–345.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ganopolski, A., & Rahmstorf, S. (2001). Rapid changes of glacial climate simulated in a coupled climate model. Nature, 409(6817), 153–158.
A journal article with 3 authors
Jia, C. L., Lentzen, M., & Urban, K. (2003). Atomic-resolution imaging of oxygen in perovskite ceramics. Science (New York, N.Y.), 299(5608), 870–873.
A journal article with 8 or more authors
Noh, J.-K., Kim, S., Kim, H., Choi, W., Chang, W., Byun, D., et al. (2014). Mechanochemical synthesis of Li₂MnO₃ shell/LiMO₂ (M = Ni, Co, Mn) core-structured nanocomposites for lithium-ion batteries. Scientific reports, 4, 4847.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Charalambides, C. A. (2005). Combinatorial Methods in Discrete Distributions: Charalambides/Combinatorial. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
An edited book
Casanovas, P., Pagallo, U., Palmirani, M., & Sartor, G. (Eds.). (2014). AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems: AICOL 2013 International Workshops, AICOL-IV@IVR, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, July 21-27, 2013 and AICOL-V@SINTELNET-JURIX, Bologna, Italy, December 11, 2013, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 8929). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
A chapter in an edited book
Marsh, S., Noël, S., Storer, T., Wang, Y., Briggs, P., Robart, L., et al. (2012). Non-standards for Trust: Foreground Trust and Second Thoughts for Mobile Security. In C. Meadows & C. Fernandez-Gago (Eds.), Security and Trust Management: 7th International Workshop, STM 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 27-28, 2011, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 28–39). 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
Evans, K. (2017, February 16). Dogs And Monkeys Judge You On How You Treat Others. 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. (1995). Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor: Information on the Status and Cost of Needed Improvements (No. RCED-95-151BR). 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
Cook, A. E. (2010). Gas hydrate-filled fracture reservoirs on continental margins (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University, New York, NY.

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
Leland, J. (2017, April 7). Dance Moves, Everywhere. New York Times, p. MB8.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference (Grenier 2000).
This sentence cites two references (Ganopolski and Rahmstorf 2001; Grenier 2000).

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

  • Two authors: (Ganopolski and Rahmstorf 2001)
  • Three or more authors: (Noh et al. 2014)

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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