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
Laughlin, Gregory, ‘Astronomy: A Mars-sized exoplanet’, Nature, vol. 522, no. 7556, 2015, pp. 290–1.
A journal article with 2 authors
Winograd, Isaac J. and Eugene H. Roseboom Jr, ‘Nuclear waste. Yucca Mountain revisited’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 320, no. 5882, 2008, pp. 1426–7.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bland-Hawthorn, Joss, Alex Harwit, and Martin Harwit, ‘Astronomy. Laser telemetry from space’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 297, no. 5581, 2002, p. 523.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
Koss, Michael J. et al., ‘A population of luminous accreting black holes with hidden mergers’, Nature, vol. 563, no. 7730, 2018, pp. 214–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Broome, John, Weighing Goods, Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017.
An edited book
Sonnenberg, Henrik, Lean Innovation: A Fast Path from Knowledge to Value, ed. by Claus Sehested, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Misztal, Pawel K., ‘Measuring Rapid Changes in Plant Volatiles at Different Spatial Levels’, in Deciphering Chemical Language of Plant Communication, ed. by James D. Blande and Robert Glinwood, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 95–114.

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
O`Callaghan, Jonathan, ‘NASA Considers Possible Landing Sites For 2020 Mars Rover’, IFLScience, IFLScience, 9 Feb 2017, https://www.iflscience.com/space/nasa-considers-possible-landing-sites-for-2020-mars-rover/, 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, Student Loan Insurance Fund, no. HRD-80-12, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Sun, Zaodi, ‘A qualitative study of Chinese parents’ beliefs, involvement and challenges in support of their children’s English language development in China’, Doctoral dissertation, Long Beach, CA: California State University, Long Beach, 2013.

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
Sisario, Ben, ‘Taylor Swift’s Single Breaks Spotify Record’, New York Times, 28 Aug 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference Gregory Laughlin, ‘Astronomy: A Mars-sized exoplanet’, Nature, vol. 522, no. 7556 (2015), pp. 290–1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/522290a..
This sentence cites two references Gregory Laughlin, ‘Astronomy: A Mars-sized exoplanet’, Nature, vol. 522, no. 7556 (2015), pp. 290–1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/522290a; Isaac J. Winograd and Eugene H. Roseboom Jr, ‘Nuclear waste. Yucca Mountain revisited’, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 320, no. 5882 (2008), pp. 1426–7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1156399..

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

  • Two authors:
  • Three authors:
  • Four or more authors: Michael J. Koss et al., ‘A population of luminous accreting black holes with hidden mergers’, Nature, vol. 563, no. 7730 (2018), pp. 214–6.

About the journal

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