Recommendations for references compilation and formating

In the INTRODUCTION section, an overview of the world's scientific publications is presented. It confirms the absence of a solution to the problem in literary sources and indicates predecessors on whose studies the work is based. The literature review should be a critical analysis of scientific publications. It must justify (motivate) the need for research, done by the author of the article. From the literature review the formulation of the study’s relevance follows. In this section, the author describes the research subject and lists its parameters in numerical and/or logical values. The aim and objectives of the research are formulated.

A representative list of literature characterizes the relevance and qualitative level of research conducted by the author. These recommendations are compiled in accordance with global trends and contribute to greater openness of scientific publications as well as improve the performance of articles and their authors in databases.

Recommendations on completeness and representativeness

  1. Volume. It is recommended to include in the list of references scientific articles, monographs, conference proceedings, electronic resources with a date of reference. The list of references should include at least 15 scientific publications available to a wide range of English-speaking readers.
    Available publications are:
    1.1. Scientific publications indexed in Scopus or Web of Science databases. Such publications should be at least 12.
    1.2. Open access scientific publications in English in peer-reviewed scientific sources.
    1.3. Open access scientific publications and patents in a language other than English in peer-reviewed scientific sources and have English-language metadata (source name, title of the article, author's data, abstract, key words, list of references) links to the publication.
    1.4. Interstate or normative English-language documents used in many states.
    It is strongly recommended not to include textbooks, teaching aids, lecture notes and other educational literature in the article.
  2. Relevance. For a representative review of the literature it is necessary that the sources were relevant. Especially for research papers the majority of works (2/3) having been published no more than 5 years ago.
  3. Geography. According to the requirements of the journal, the literature review should confirm the lack of a solution to the stated goal in the world literature, and therefore recommend that you have in the references not only your country but also foreign publications. The recommended volume is not less than half of the total number of sources in the literature list. Foreign sources are publications published in a foreign journal (not your country). The language of publication in this case is irrelevant.
  4. Self-citation. Within the limits of self-citation it is not recommended to have more than 5 sources, the authors or co-authors of which are the authors of the article.

Requirements for the list formating

References in the text within round brackets to include the surname, year of publication and the page of the quotation (Smith, 2009, p. 250);

If the name of the scientist quoted by the author is found in the text, there is no need to reiterate it in brackets (2009, p. 250). Or: Johnson (2005) wrote…

References must be organized according to 7 th APA standards, which are available for perusal on the APA Website: Or:

It is highly appreciated to use DOI, if it is available.

For the correct format of References, we recommend using the free software Mendeley.

You can find information and guides for using Mendeley.

To use the program you need to install:

Examples of reference list formating:

  • article

Almazova, N.I., Eremin, Yu.V., & Rubtsova, A.V. (2016). Productive linguodidactic technology as an innovative approach to the problem of foreign language training efficiency in high school. Russian linguistic Bulletin, 3 (7), 50-54. 10.18454/RULB.7.38
Rubtsova, A.V. , Almazova, N. I., & Eremin, Yu.V. (2018). Innovative Productive Method Of Teaching Foreign Lan-guages To International Students. 18th PCSF 2018 Professional Culture of the Specialist of the Future. The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences, Vol. LI, 438-446.

  • conference proceedings

Klochkova, E., Volgina, A., Dementyev, S., & Klochkov, Y. (2016). Human Factor in Quality Function Deployment. In I.Frenkel & A. Lisnianski (Eds.) Second International Symposium on Stochastic Models in Reliability Engineering, Life Science and Operations Management (SMRLO) (pp. 466-468). IEEE. 10.1109/SMRLO.2016.81

  • web recourse

Wells, P. (2009, July 28). Our universities can be smarter. Maclean’s.