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
Parton R G 2001 Cell biology. Life without caveolae Science 293 2404–5
A journal article with 2 authors
Conte M H and Weber J C 2002 Plant biomarkers in aerosols record isotopic discrimination of terrestrial photosynthesis Nature 417 639–41
A journal article with 3 authors
Osi A, Butler R J and Weishampel D B 2010 A Late Cretaceous ceratopsian dinosaur from Europe with Asian affinities Nature 465 466–8
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Soberón M, Pardo-López L, López I, Gómez I, Tabashnik B E and Bravo A 2007 Engineering modified Bt toxins to counter insect resistance Science 318 1640–2

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Gilhus N E, Barnes M P and Brainin M 2010 European Handbook of Neurological Management (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell)
An edited book
Ware G W, Whitacre D M and Gunther F A 2007 Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology: Continuation of Residue Reviews vol 190 (New York, NY: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Atef M and Zimmermann H 2016 Discrete Photodiodes Optoelectronic Circuits in Nanometer CMOS Technology Springer Series in Advanced Microelectronics ed H Zimmermann (Cham: Springer International Publishing) pp 59–65

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
Luntz S 2015 Galaxies Die By Suffocation 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 1996 NASA Personnel: Challenges to Achieving Workforce Reductions (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
Reese N E 2015 The Ecomorphology of White-tailed Deer Lower Limb Bones Through the Holocene in Central North America Doctoral dissertation (Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois 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
Kelly S 2003 METRO FARE New York Times 146

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

Other styles