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
Motani R 2002 Scaling effects in caudal fin propulsion and the speed of ichthyosaurs Nature 415 309–12
A journal article with 2 authors
Ren B-C and Deng F-G 2014 Hyper-parallel photonic quantum computation with coupled quantum dots Sci. Rep. 4 4623
A journal article with 3 authors
Hua W, Chung J and Gelles J 2002 Distinguishing inchworm and hand-over-hand processive kinesin movement by neck rotation measurements Science 295 844–8
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Biggs D, Smith R J, Adams V M, Brink H, Cook C N, Cooney R, Holden M H, Maron M, Phelps J, Possingham H P, Redford K H, Scholes R J, Sutherland W J, Underwood F M and Milner-Gulland E J 2018 Response-Ivory crisis Science 360 277–8

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Sexton D 2008 Trump University Branding 101 (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Valldorf J and Gessner W 2008 Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2008 (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Chevitarese D S, Szwarcman D and Vellasco M 2012 Speeding Up the Training of Neural Networks with CUDA Technology Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing: 11th International Conference, ICAISC 2012, Zakopane, Poland, April 29-May 3, 2012, Proceedings, Part I Lecture Notes in Computer Science ed L Rutkowski, M Korytkowski, R Scherer, R Tadeusiewicz, L A Zadeh and J M Zurada (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 30–8

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
Hale T 2017 Find Out How Much Big Pharma Drug Companies Are Paying Your Doctor 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 1991 [Comments on Recommendations in GAO Report] (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
Diorio C A 2010 The silent scream of Medusa: Restoring, or re-storying, her voice Doctoral dissertation (Carpinteria, CA: Pacifica Graduate Institute)

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 2006 justices decline terrorism case of a u.s. citizen 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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