How to format your references using the Al-Jami'ah - Journal of Islamic Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Al-Jami'ah - Journal of Islamic Studies (AJIS). 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
Yoho, Rachel, ‘How science fairs shaped my career’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 349, no. 6255, 2015, p. 1578.
A journal article with 2 authors
Frank, Thomas and Rainer W. Friedrich, ‘Neurobiology: Individuality sniffed out in flies’, Nature, vol. 526, no. 7572, 2015, pp. 200–1.
A journal article with 3 authors
Saalmann, Yuri B., Ivan N. Pigarev, and Trichur R. Vidyasagar, ‘Neural mechanisms of visual attention: how top-down feedback highlights relevant locations’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 316, no. 5831, 2007, pp. 1612–5.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Ostoja Starzewski, K.A. et al., ‘Scope of olefin polymerization nickel catalysts’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 288, no. 5472, 2000, pp. 1749–51.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Franssen, Jean-Marc and Paulo Vila Real, Fire Design of Steel Structures, Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2016.
An edited book
Mobasher, Bamshad et al. (eds.), Advances in Web Mining and Web Usage Analysis: 6th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the Web, WebKDD 2004, Seattle, WA, USA, August 22-25, 2004, Revised Selected Papers, vol. 3932, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Yang, Jingwei et al., ‘Towards RTOS: A Preemptive Kernel Basing on Barrelfish’, in Advanced Parallel Processing Technologies: 10th International Symposium, APPT 2013, Stockholm, Sweden, August 27-28, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, ed. by Chenggang Wu and Albert Cohen, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013, pp. 47–61.

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 Al-Jami'ah - Journal of Islamic Studies.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen, ‘Teenager On Work Experience Discovers An Exoplanet’, IFLScience, IFLScience, 15 Jun 2015, https://www.iflscience.com/space/teenager-work-experience-discovers-exoplanet/, accessed 30 Oct 2018.

Reports

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, Federal Communications Commission: Federal Advisory Committees Follow Requirements, but FCC Should Improve Its Process for Appointing Committee Members, no. GAO-05-36, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
Bobadilla, Julia, ‘Helping at-risk youth through a preventative program’, Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
Barron, James, ‘When a Brooklyn Graveyard Can’t Expand Outward, It Looks Within’, New York Times, 22 Jun 2017.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference Rachel Yoho, ‘How science fairs shaped my career’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 349, no. 6255 (2015), p. 1578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.349.6255.1578..
This sentence cites two references Rachel Yoho, ‘How science fairs shaped my career’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 349, no. 6255 (2015), p. 1578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.349.6255.1578; Thomas Frank and Rainer W. Friedrich, ‘Neurobiology: Individuality sniffed out in flies’, Nature, vol. 526, no. 7572 (2015), pp. 200–1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature15636..

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: Thomas Frank and Rainer W. Friedrich, ‘Neurobiology: Individuality sniffed out in flies’, Nature, vol. 526, no. 7572 (2015), pp. 200–1.
  • Three authors: Yuri B. Saalmann, Ivan N. Pigarev, and Trichur R. Vidyasagar, ‘Neural mechanisms of visual attention: how top-down feedback highlights relevant locations’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 316, no. 5831 (2007), pp. 1612–5.
  • Four or more authors: K.A. Ostoja Starzewski et al., ‘Scope of olefin polymerization nickel catalysts’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 288, no. 5472 (2000), pp. 1749–51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.288.5472.1749.

About the journal

Full journal titleAl-Jami'ah - Journal of Islamic Studies
ISSN (print)0126-012X
ISSN (online)2338-557X
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