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
Korb J 2014 Engineering. Robots acting locally and building globally Science 343 742–3
A journal article with 2 authors
French S W and Romanowicz B 2015 Broad plumes rooted at the base of the Earth’s mantle beneath major hotspots Nature 525 95–9
A journal article with 3 authors
LaDeau S L, Kilpatrick A M and Marra P P 2007 West Nile virus emergence and large-scale declines of North American bird populations Nature 447 710–3
A journal article with 99 or more authors
Ahn D-G, Kourakis M J, Rohde L A, Silver L M and Ho R K 2002 T-box gene tbx5 is essential for formation of the pectoral limb bud Nature 417 754–8

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McMaster M C 2005 LC/MS (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)
An edited book
Liberty J 2014 Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C# ed P Japikse and J Galloway (Berkeley, CA: Apress)
A chapter in an edited book
Benselim M S and Seridi-Bouchelaghem H 2012 Extended UML for the Development of Context-Aware Applications Networked Digital Technologies: 4th International Conference, NDT 2012, Dubai, UAE, April 24-26, 2012. Proceedings, Part I Communications in Computer and Information Science ed R Benlamri (Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer) pp 33–43

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 2017 508-Million-Year-Old Fossil “Ice Cream Cone With Tentacles” Finally Classified 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 2007 NASA: Issues Surrounding the Transition from the Space Shuttle to the Next Generation of Human Space Flight Systems (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
Cruz S 2014 Keeping families together: A grant proposal 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
Stolberg S G and Nixon R 2015 Another City, Another Death in Public Eye New York Times A1

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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