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
Bernstein R 2015 Improving student advising Science 350 710
A journal article with 2 authors
Sobel H W and Suzuki Y 2008 Obituary: Yoji Totsuka (1942-2008) Nature 454 954
A journal article with 3 authors
Mizukami T, Wallis S R and Yamamoto J 2004 Natural examples of olivine lattice preferred orientation patterns with a flow-normal a-axis maximum Nature 427 432–6
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Bignami G F, Caraveo P A, De Luca A and Mereghetti S 2003 The magnetic field of an isolated neutron star from X-ray cyclotron absorption lines Nature 423 725–7

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bolstad W M 2009 Understanding Computational Bayesian Statistics (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Luk¿ A 2009 Quantum Aspects of Light Propagation ed V Perinová (Boston, MA: Springer US)
A chapter in an edited book
Liberty J, Japikse P and Galloway J 2014 Binding Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C# ed P Japikse and J Galloway (Berkeley, CA: Apress) pp 79–97

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
Andrew E 2015 Finding An Affordable Way To Use Graphene Is The Key To Its Success 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 1970 Need To Improve Administration of Fees and Charges of Regulatory Agencies (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
Lazor D L 2010 “Festen”: A celebration (of the imagination!) 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
Poniewozik J 2017 Riding a Wave, and Treading Water New York Times C1

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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