How to format your references using the Sbornik: Mathematics citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Sbornik: Mathematics. 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
Sarewitz D 2010 World view: Brick by brick Nature 465 29
A journal article with 2 authors
Farmer M E and Baran P S 2015 Organic chemistry: A cure for catalyst poisoning Nature 524 164–5
A journal article with 3 authors
Hansen B, Turrell W R and Østerhus S 2001 Decreasing overflow from the Nordic seas into the Atlantic Ocean through the Faroe Bank channel since 1950 Nature 411 927–30
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Dawson M R, Duda D G, Fukumura D and Jain R K 2009 VEGFR1-activity-independent metastasis formation Nature 461 E4; discussion E5

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Whitcomb C A and Whitcomb L E 2013 Effective Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills for Engineers (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Levine M 2007 Algebraic Cobordism ed F Morel (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Askounis D, Koutras C D and Zikos Y 2012 Knowledge Means ‘All’, Belief Means ‘Most’ Logics in Artificial Intelligence: 13th European Conference, JELIA 2012, Toulouse, France, September 26-28, 2012. Proceedings Lecture Notes in Computer Science ed L F del Cerro, A Herzig and J Mengin (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 41–53

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 Sbornik: Mathematics.

Blog post
Hale T 2017 The Violent World Of Mongoose Gang Wars 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 1993 Federal Research: Superconducting Super Collider’s Total Estimated Cost Will Exceed $11 Billion (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
Cashion A T 2010 Exploring Dielectric Absorption: Data Collection System Development Doctoral dissertation (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina)

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
Berkman S 2017 After Harvey Is Disciplined, The Marlins Punish His Fill-In New York Times D3

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 titleSbornik: Mathematics
AbbreviationRuss. Acad. Sci. Sb. Math.
ISSN (print)1064-5616
ISSN (online)1468-4802
ScopeAlgebra and Number Theory

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