References are arranged on a separate page in the order of quoting, they must be organized according to the rules of the list of references in English (References) and GOST RF 7.0.5–2008 “Bibliography Reference”. In articles on Medicine authors should follow the recommendations of the National Library of Health. The editors do not limit the number of cited sources. The main requirements for the cited sources: relevance of the problem under consideration, accuracy of composing, structuring, and citation. It is recommended to cite at least 15–20 references in original articles, 5–10 in brief reports. For reviews and lectures we allow a larger volume of sources and references in concurrence with the editors of the journal.

Each reference is given as a completely separate unit on a new line under the sequence number. All works are listed in the order of citation (in order of the quoting in the text).  The surnames of authors must be preceded by initials (the surnames of foreign authors are given in the original transcription). In the text, every reference should be quoted at least once with indices in the form: [1], [2], …, etc. It is not recommended to include dissertations in the list of references, since it is difficult to study them, as well as abstracts of materials of conferences and congresses (except collections with full-text articles). The list of references should not include unpublished works. It is possible to cite references to unpublished ones with the note “In press”, if they are accepted for publication.

All Russian references should be given in their original form and translated (transliterated) into English (the translated version is given in square brackets after the Russian, indicating “In Russian”).  If a reference to a Russian text is provided, transliteration (according to the system of the US Library of Congress) and translation (the text is enclosed in square brackets) are strictly required:

The bibliographic description of a book or journal article includes:

the surname and initials of the author(s);

publication title;

publisher's imprint (place of publication, publisher, year of publication, volume, number, pages);

doi (if available).

If you refer to a group of authors (up to 6 authors) all of them should be given (initials after surnames, initials in English references contain no dots). If a group of authors includes more than 6 people, only first six authors are mentioned and for the rest use “et al.”. The names of foreign authors in the text are given in their original forms.

If editors or redactors are book authors it is necessary to indicate (“ed.”), after the last surname of the  list of editors. Please put (“ed.”) in brackets.


Examples of links:


Journal article: Platonov FA, Tyryshkin K, Tikhonov DG, Neustroyeva TS, Sivtseva TM, Yakovleva NV et al. High incidence of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Neurogenetics. 2016; 17 (3): 179-85. doi: 10.1007 / s10048-016-0481-5.

Journal article in Russian: Gogolev A.I. Reflection of the origins of the Hunnish time in the Yakut culture. Bulletin of the North-Eastern Federal University. M.K. Ammosov. 2014; 11 (1): 60-65. [Gogolev AI. Reflection of Hunnish time sources in Yakut culture. Bulletin of M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, 2014; 11 (1): 60-65 (in Russian)].

When referring to a chapter from a book, authors and the title of the chapter are first mentioned, followed by a dot with a capital letter put “B”: (“In” :), and then indicate the name of the book and its output.

Book: Kobalava Z.D., Villevalde S.V., Efremtseva MA Basics of cardiorenal medicine. Ed. J.D. Kobalava, V.S. Moses. M .: GEOTAR-Media; 2014. 256 p.

Chapter in the book: Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

Electronic resources: Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: