How to format your references using the Russian Mathematical Surveys citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Russian Mathematical Surveys. 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
Kawaler S D 2003 Astronomy. Taking the pulse of a massive star Science 300 1885–6
A journal article with 2 authors
Golder S A and Macy M W 2011 Diurnal and seasonal mood vary with work, sleep, and daylength across diverse cultures Science 333 1878–81
A journal article with 3 authors
Luo J, Zhu J and Ye H 2004 Comment on “Tubular graphite cones” Science 303 766; author reply 766
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Wang X, Ren X, Kahen K, Hahn M A, Rajeswaran M, Maccagnano-Zacher S, Silcox J, Cragg G E, Efros A L and Krauss T D 2009 Non-blinking semiconductor nanocrystals Nature 459 686–9

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Jamison D C 2005 Perl Programming for Biologists (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Sahu P K 2015 Estimation and Inferential Statistics ed S R Pal and A K Das (New Delhi: Springer India)
A chapter in an edited book
Nečasová Š and Kračmar S 2016 Representation Formula Navier-Stokes Flow Around a Rotating Obstacle: Mathematical Analysis of its Asymptotic Behavior Atlantis Briefs in Differential Equations ed S Kracmar (Paris: Atlantis Press) pp 39–48

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 Mathematical Surveys.

Blog post
Hamilton K 2017 You Are Living Inside A Massive, Musical Instrument – And Here’s What It Sounds Like 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 2000 Intercity Passenger Rail: Amtrak Will Continue to Have Difficulty Controlling Its Costs and Meeting Capital Needs (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
Swofford D M 2009 Impact of a pharmaceutical company’s leadership development program on participant leadership behavior Doctoral dissertation (Washington, DC: George Washington University)

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
Johnson G 2015 In Chernobyl, Life Finds a Way New York Times D3

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 [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleRussian Mathematical Surveys
AbbreviationRuss. Math. Surv.
ISSN (print)0036-0279
ISSN (online)1468-4829
ScopeGeneral Mathematics

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