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
Knowles M T 2000 How metrics could have saved UK car industry Nature 405 13–4
A journal article with 2 authors
Smethurst D P and Williams H C 2001 Power laws. Are hospital waiting lists self-regulating? Nature 410 652–3
A journal article with 3 authors
Zimmet P, Alberti K G and Shaw J 2001 Global and societal implications of the diabetes epidemic Nature 414 782–7
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Gil L, Fuentes-Utrilla P, Soto A, Cervera M T and Collada C 2004 Phylogeography: English elm is a 2,000-year-old Roman clone Nature 431 1053

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Hu J C 2011 Asset Securitization (2 Clementi Loop, #02-01, Singapore 129809: John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd.)
An edited book
Dashefsky A and Sheskin I 2014 American Jewish Year Book 2013: The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities vol 113 (Cham: Springer International Publishing)
A chapter in an edited book
Menchetti P P M and Bini W 2014 Percutaneous Treatment in Lumbar Disc Herniation Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Lumbar Spine ed P P M Menchetti (London: Springer) pp 83–105

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 2014 Cone Snail Pain Killers Could be 100 Times As Effective As Morphine 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 2009 Higher Education and Disability: Education Needs a Coordinated Approach to Improve Its Assistance to Schools in Supporting Students (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
Chow B J 2016 Forming Infrastructural Materials by Mechanical Compaction of Lunar and Martian Regolith Simulants Doctoral dissertation (La Jolla, CA: University of California San Diego)

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
Feeney K 2008 Chalkboard Special: Soup New York Times NJ8

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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