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
Boyd P 2004 Ocean science. Ironing out algal issues in the Southern Ocean Science 304 396–7
A journal article with 2 authors
Ferdinand N K and Opitz B 2014 Different aspects of performance feedback engage different brain areas: disentangling valence and expectancy in feedback processing Sci. Rep. 4 5986
A journal article with 3 authors
Kokoeva M V, Yin H and Flier J S 2005 Neurogenesis in the hypothalamus of adult mice: potential role in energy balance Science 310 679–83
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Yin L, Wu L, Wesche H, Arthur C D, White J M, Goeddel D V and Schreiber R D 2001 Defective lymphotoxin-beta receptor-induced NF-kappaB transcriptional activity in NIK-deficient mice Science 291 2162–5

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Al-Shuhail A A, Al-Dossary S A and Mousa W A 2017 Seismic Data Interpretation using Digital Image Processing (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Jopp F, Reuter H and Breckling B 2011 Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics: An Introduction into Ecological Modelling for Students, Teachers & Scientists (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Simons R A and Pai S H 2008 Indigenous Land Claims in Canada: A Retrospective Analysis Indigenous Peoples and Real Estate Valuation Research Issues in Real Estate ed G Small, R M Malmgren and R A Simons (Boston, MA: Springer US) pp 77–101

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 Doctor Performs Head Transplants On Mice, Says Monkeys Are Next 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 1981 Better Management Needed in Automating the Federal Judiciary (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
Rodriguez F 2009 A historical analysis of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the United States 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
Sisario B 2017 Cardi B Knocks Swift Out of the No. 1 Spot New York Times C3

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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