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
Butler D 2003 Commission lays foundations for rise in research spending Nature 423 6
A journal article with 2 authors
Okawa Y and Aono M 2001 Nanoscale control of chain polymerization Nature 409 683–4
A journal article with 3 authors
Zhou T, Gao Y and Wang Z D 2014 Topological quantum phase transitions and edge states in spin-orbital coupled Fermi gases Sci. Rep. 4 5218
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Fischer S E J, Butler M D, Pan Q and Ruvkun G 2008 Trans-splicing in C. elegans generates the negative RNAi regulator ERI-6/7 Nature 455 491–6

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Werner M 2015 Global Displacements (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd)
An edited book
Bauer S and Hartmann G 2008 Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs) and Innate Immunity vol 183 (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer)
A chapter in an edited book
Zawadzki P 2010 Improved Estimation of Success Probability of the Shor’s Algorithm Computer Networks: 17th Conference, CN 2010, Ustroń, Poland, June 15-19, 2010. Proceedings Communications in Computer and Information Science ed A Kwiecień, P Gaj and P Stera (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 49–57

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 Only A Small Portion of Human Genome Drives Evolution 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 1979 Proposed Relocation of the Offices of the Social Security Administrator and Staff (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
Wilson P 2015 A Case Study of the Efficacy of Middle College on Educational Advancement Doctoral dissertation ( St. Charles, MO: Lindenwood 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
Vecsey G 2013 A Bit of Sunshine Returns at Last for Fans in the Twilight of an Era New York Times D5

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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