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
Prieto G A 2012 Geophysics. Imaging the deep Earth Science 338 1037–8
A journal article with 2 authors
Shelke S A and Piccirilli J A 2014 Origins of life: RNA made in its own mirror image Nature 515 347–8
A journal article with 3 authors
Sezen U U, Chazdon R L and Holsinger K E 2005 Genetic consequences of tropical second-growth forest regeneration Science 307 891
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Pelletier L, O’Toole E, Schwager A, Hyman A A and Müller-Reichert T 2006 Centriole assembly in Caenorhabditis elegans Nature 444 619–23

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Good P I 2005 Introduction to Statistics through Resampling Methods and Microsoft Office Excel ® (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Devos A S and Blickman J G 2008 Radiological Imaging of the Digestive Tract in Infants and Children (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Feng L, Liu S, Xiao Y and Wang J 2015 Subspace Detection on Concept Drifting Data Stream Proceedings of ELM-2014 Volume 1: Algorithms and Theories Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization ed J Cao, K Mao, E Cambria, Z Man and K-A Toh (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 51–9

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
Fang J 2014 Dwarf Galaxies Produce More Than Their Fair Share Of Stars 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 1985 Use of the Public Law 94-142 Set-Aside Shows Both the Flexibility Intended by the Law and the Need for Improved Reporting (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
Zhuang S 2008 Enhancing Implicit Finite Element Sheet Forming Simulation Doctoral dissertation (Columbus, OH: Ohio State 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
Novick S M 2015 Feast of Championships New York Times LI10

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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