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
Painter, P. R. “Rivers, Blood and Transportation Networks.” Nature 408, no. 6809 (November 9, 2000): 159; discussion 160.
A journal article with 2 authors
Haushofer, Johannes, and Ernst Fehr. “On the Psychology of Poverty.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 344, no. 6186 (May 23, 2014): 862–67.
A journal article with 3 authors
Paraschiv-Ionescu, Anisoara, Eric Buchser, and Kamiar Aminian. “Unraveling Dynamics of Human Physical Activity Patterns in Chronic Pain Conditions.” Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 2019.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Coureux, Pierre-Damien, Amber L. Wells, Julie Ménétrey, Christopher M. Yengo, Carl A. Morris, H. Lee Sweeney, and Anne Houdusse. “A Structural State of the Myosin V Motor without Bound Nucleotide.” Nature 425, no. 6956 (September 25, 2003): 419–23.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Ng, Kwok K. Complete Guide to Semiconductor Devices. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.
An edited book
Tanaka, Keisuke, and Yuji Suga, eds. Advances in Information and Computer Security: 10th International Workshop on Security, IWSEC 2015, Nara, Japan, August 26-28, 2015, Proceedings. 1st ed. 2015. Vol. 9241. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Yanovsky, Vladimir, Stephen M. Rumble, and Michael Brudno. “Read Mapping Algorithms for Single Molecule Sequencing Data.” In Algorithms in Bioinformatics: 8th International Workshop, WABI 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 15-19, 2008. Proceedings, edited by Keith A. Crandall and Jens Lagergren, 38–49. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2008.

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
Andrews, Robin. “Vast Magma Chambers Detected Beneath Mount St. Helens.” IFLScience. IFLScience, November 5, 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. “Telecommunications: Survey of State Public Utility Commissions (GAO-11-13SP, October 2010), an E-Supplement to GAO-11-11.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, October 28, 2010.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hall, Kathleen Nevin. “Facilitating Physically Active Identity Development in Older Women.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, 2010.

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
Hubbard, Ben. “Doctor-Turned-Artist Reveals Holy City’s Hidden Side.” New York Times, December 2, 2016.

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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