Russian Bibliography Standards

Here you can download official texts of Russian standards (GOSTs) that regulate different issues related to the styling of bibliographic references and lists in academic publications (two of these standards, GOST 7.11 and GOST 7.80, are also applicable in the other countries—members of the Commonwealth of Independent States).  All the texts are in Russian:

Among the standards listed above, GOST R 7.0.100 is the central one, it contains the basic rules for styling of the bibliographic records.  GOST R 7.0.12,  GOST 7.11, and GOST 7.80 can be seen as its extensions. However, GOST R 7.0.100 is designed mostly for library catalogues, so for the authors of academic (and not only academic) publications, the main standard is GOST R 7.0.5 which contains more simple rules.  One should only take into account that this standard refers not to GOST R 7.0.100, but to GOST 7.1-2003, that is now out-dated.  Rules containing in GOST R 7.0.5 must be enough in most cases.  There is no need to learn the other standards thoroughly, but they can be useful as a reference source.  GOST R 7.0.108 is formally an extension to GOST R 7.0.5, but actually, it contains detailed rules for styling the bibliographic descriptions of online resources and can be seen as a replacement of an out-dated standard GOST 7.82-2001.

Publication and distribution of the texts of standards is still a disputable question in Russia.  According to the current legislation, the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart) is to publish all the standards on its official website, but in fact, most of the standards are still accessible there only for a fee.  As a result, searching a text of a standard in the Internet may often be quite an uneasy task.  Until Rosstandart refuses to do its own work, the Internet users have to do it instead.

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