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
Yartsev, Michael M. “Eppendorf. Space Bats: Multidimensional Spatial Representation in the Bat.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 342, no. 6158 (November 1, 2013): 573–74.
A journal article with 2 authors
Ikegami, Tsuyoshi, and Gowrishankar Ganesh. “Watching Novice Action Degrades Expert Motor Performance: Causation between Action Production and Outcome Prediction of Observed Actions by Humans.” Scientific Reports 4 (November 11, 2014): 6989.
A journal article with 3 authors
Grevemeyer, I., R. Herber, and H. H. Essen. “Microseismological Evidence for a Changing Wave Climate in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.” Nature 408, no. 6810 (November 16, 2000): 349–52.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Wang, Wei, Linliang Yin, Laura Gonzalez-Malerva, Shaopeng Wang, Xiaobo Yu, Seron Eaton, Shengtao Zhang, Hong-Yuan Chen, Joshua LaBaer, and Nongjian Tao. “In Situ Drug-Receptor Binding Kinetics in Single Cells: A Quantitative Label-Free Study of Anti-Tumor Drug Resistance.” Scientific Reports 4 (October 14, 2014): 6609.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Matthews, Clifford. Engineers’ Data Book. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2012.
An edited book
Bardakcioglu, Ovunc, ed. Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Khanna, Ashish K., and Ehab Farag. “Anesthesia for Spine Osteotomy Surgery.” In Spinal Osteotomy, edited by Yan Wang, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, and Lawrence Lenke, 37–56. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2015.

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. “Sea Level Rise Predicted To Be Larger Than Originally Thought.” IFLScience. IFLScience, August 27, 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. “Electronic Government: Proposal Addresses Critical Challenges.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 18, 2002.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Errett, Russell. “Acid Mine Drainage In The Big Muddy River Watershed.” Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University, 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
Winerip, Michael, and Michael Schwirtz. “Even as Many Eyes Watch, Brutality at Rikers Persists.” New York Times, February 22, 2015.

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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