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
Kaplan K 2009 Personnel dilemma Nature 458 372–3
A journal article with 2 authors
Paterson I and Anderson E A 2005 Chemistry. The renaissance of natural products as drug candidates Science 310 451–3
A journal article with 3 authors
Richardson J E, Melosh H J and Greenberg R 2004 Impact-induced seismic activity on asteroid 433 Eros: a surface modification process Science 306 1526–9
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Hari P, Raivonen M, Vesala T, Munger J W, Pilegaard K and Kulmala M 2003 Atmospheric science: Ultraviolet light and leaf emission of NO(x) Nature 422 134

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ziegler M 2012 Geotechnische Nachweise nach EC 7 und DIN 1054 (Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA)
An edited book
Crnkovic I, Gruhn V and Book M 2011 Software Architecture: 5th European Conference, ECSA 2011, Essen, Germany, September 13-16, 2011. Proceedings vol 6903 (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Huseynova S A, Mahmudov H and Mustafayev I I 2013 Photochemical Decomposition of Hydrogen Sulphide in the Gas Mixtures and Generation Molecular Hydrogen Black Sea Energy Resource Development and Hydrogen Energy Problems NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security ed A Veziroğlu and M Tsitskishvili (Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands) pp 47–53

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
Davis J 2017 Oxygen Levels In The Ocean Have Dropped Due To Climate Change 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 2004 Commercial Activities in Schools: Use of Student Data is Limited and Additional Dissemination of Guidance Could Help Districts Develop Policies (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
Wahl R J 2012 Agustín Barrios and musical identity: Tangos in early twentieth-century guitar repertory Doctoral dissertation (Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach)

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
Zernike K 2015 Once ‘Fixed,’ Now Pensions Haunt Christie New York Times A1

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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