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
Townes, Charles H. “Making Waves.” Nature 432, no. 7014 (November 11, 2004): 153.
A journal article with 2 authors
Milo, Ron, and Robert L. Last. “Achieving Diversity in the Face of Constraints: Lessons from Metabolism.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 336, no. 6089 (June 29, 2012): 1663–67.
A journal article with 3 authors
Koschowitz, Marie-Claire, Christian Fischer, and Martin Sander. “Evolution. Beyond the Rainbow.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 346, no. 6208 (October 24, 2014): 416–18.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Gray, J. E., G. H. Holroyd, F. M. van der Lee, A. R. Bahrami, P. C. Sijmons, F. I. Woodward, W. Schuch, and A. M. Hetherington. “The HIC Signalling Pathway Links CO2 Perception to Stomatal Development.” Nature 408, no. 6813 (December 7, 2000): 713–16.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ziska, Lewis H., and Jeffrey S. Dukes. Weed Biology and Climate Change. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
An edited book
Du, Ding-Zhu. Connected Dominating Set: Theory and Applications. Edited by Peng-Jun Wan. Vol. 77. Springer Optimization and Its Applications. New York, NY: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
Yao, Shuanbao, Dilong Guo, and Guowei Yang. “The Influence of Pantograph Aerodynamic Characteristics Caused by Its Shroud.” In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on High-Speed and Intercity Railways: Volume 2, edited by Yi-Qing Ni and Xiao-Wei Ye, 41–52. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.

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
Andrew, Elise. “Do Kids Born By C-Section Have A Higher Risk Of Chronic Disease? A New Study Looks At The Evidence.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 12, 2015.


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. “School Dropouts: Education Could Play a Stronger Role in Identifying and Disseminating Promising Prevention Strategies.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 1, 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Avila, Brissa. “Comparison of Paternal and Maternal Involvement in a Government Funded Home-Based Intervention Program: A Multivariate Analysis of Parent Gender, Child Gender and Age of the Child.” Doctoral dissertation, 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
Nechepurenko, Ivan, and Ben Hubbard. “On Trip to Moscow, King Seeks Warmer Relations.” New York Times, October 5, 2017.

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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