How to format your references using the Journal of Israeli History citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Israeli History. 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.
EndNoteDownload the output style file
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
Wang, L. L. “Obituary. Wang Ying-Lai (1907-2001).” Nature 412, no. 6842 (July 5, 2001): 38.
A journal article with 2 authors
Holman, Matthew J., and Norman W. Murray. “The Use of Transit Timing to Detect Terrestrial-Mass Extrasolar Planets.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 307, no. 5713 (February 25, 2005): 1288–91.
A journal article with 3 authors
Opher, M., E. C. Stone, and T. I. Gombosi. “The Orientation of the Local Interstellar Magnetic Field.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 316, no. 5826 (May 11, 2007): 875–78.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Ewald, Sarah E., Bettina L. Lee, Laura Lau, Katherine E. Wickliffe, Guo-Ping Shi, Harold A. Chapman, and Gregory M. Barton. “The Ectodomain of Toll-like Receptor 9 Is Cleaved to Generate a Functional Receptor.” Nature 456, no. 7222 (December 4, 2008): 658–62.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Klepinger, Linda L. Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006.
An edited book
Witrant, Emmanuel, Emilia Fridman, Olivier Sename, and Luc Dugard, eds. Recent Results on Time-Delay Systems: Analysis and Control. 1st ed. 2016. Vol. 5. Advances in Delays and Dynamics. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Williams, W. Martin, Jeffrey M. Giddings, John Purdy, Keith R. Solomon, and John P. Giesy. “Exposures of Aquatic Organisms to the Organophosphorus Insecticide, Chlorpyrifos Resulting from Use in the United States.” In Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in the United States, edited by John P. Giesy and Keith R. Solomon, 77–117. Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014.

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 Journal of Israeli History.

Blog post
Luntz, Stephen. “Stem Cell Therapy Success In Monkeys.” IFLScience. IFLScience, May 17, 2014.


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 Agencies’ Contracting for Research and Development in the Private, Profitmaking Sector.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 24, 1977.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Shimizu, Keisuke. “The Procurement System of the Japanese Space Agency: Present Challenges, Future Promise.” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 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
Pilon, Mary. “Russia Is Persuaded To Alter Statement To Call for Inclusion.” New York Times, September 15, 2013.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Israeli History
AbbreviationJ. Isr. Hist.
ISSN (print)1353-1042
ISSN (online)1744-0548
Cultural Studies
Political Science and International Relations

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