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
Kramer A 2015 Circadian rhythms. When the circadian clock becomes blind Science 347 476–7
A journal article with 2 authors
van Ee R and Anderson B L 2001 Motion direction, speed and orientation in binocular matching Nature 410 690–4
A journal article with 3 authors
Kah L C, Lyons T W and Frank T D 2004 Low marine sulphate and protracted oxygenation of the Proterozoic biosphere Nature 431 834–8
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Chia N-Y, Chan Y-S, Feng B, Lu X, Orlov Y L, Moreau D, Kumar P, Yang L, Jiang J, Lau M-S, Huss M, Soh B-S, Kraus P, Li P, Lufkin T, Lim B, Clarke N D, Bard F and Ng H-H 2010 A genome-wide RNAi screen reveals determinants of human embryonic stem cell identity Nature 468 316–20

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bowling J 2011 Diagnostic Dermoscopy (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell)
An edited book
Chong I and Kawahara K 2006 Information Networking. Advances in Data Communications and Wireless Networks: International Conference, ICOIN 2006, Sendai, Japan, January 16-19, 2006, Revised Selected Papers vol 3961 (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Liu Y and Jayanthakumaran K 2016 People’s Republic of China (PRC): Thailand Economic Relationship After Signing of Free Trade Agreement in 2005 Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN Understanding China ed Y-C Kim (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 77–95

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
Andrew E 2015 Coca-Cola Is Funding Controversial Research That Claims Bad Diets Don’t Cause Obesity 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 1979 Evaluation and the Research Process (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
Umstead H G 2017 Determining the Value of Outdoor Adventure Education for Educational Leaders Doctoral dissertation ( Lafayette, LA: University of Louisiana)

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
Kelly S R 2012 Oil Under Our Noses New York Times A23

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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