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
Crowder R 2006 Applied physics. Toward robots that can sense texture by touch Science 312 1478–9
A journal article with 2 authors
Rubin A F and Green P 2007 Comment on “The consensus coding sequences of human breast and colorectal cancers” Science 317 1500
A journal article with 3 authors
Baarlink C, Wang H and Grosse R 2013 Nuclear actin network assembly by formins regulates the SRF coactivator MAL Science 340 864–7
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Shechter R, London A, Kuperman Y, Ronen A, Rolls A, Chen A and Schwartz M 2013 Hypothalamic neuronal toll-like receptor 2 protects against age-induced obesity Sci. Rep. 3 1254

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Malina M 2013 Delivering Sustainable Buildings (Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Leopold H 2013 Natural Language in Business Process Models: Theoretical Foundations, Techniques, and Applications vol 168 (Cham: Springer International Publishing)
A chapter in an edited book
Wei Z and Polozova A 2013 Biophysical Techniques for Protein Size Distribution Analysis Biophysics for Therapeutic Protein Development ed L O Narhi (New York, NY: Springer) pp 83–97

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
Andrews R 2016 NASA Is Using “Martian Gardens” To Learn How To Farm On The Red Planet 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 1976 Coordination of Government Research and Development (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
Wurster K W 2010 Management matter? Effects of charcoal production management on woodland regeneration in Senegal Doctoral dissertation (College Park, MD: University of Maryland, College Park)

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 The Kennedy Factor On the Roberts Court New York Times 42

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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