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
Brown, J. K. M. “Evolution. Little Else but Parasites.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 299, no. 5613 (March 14, 2003): 1680–81.
A journal article with 2 authors
Grewal, Shiv I. S., and Sarah C. R. Elgin. “Transcription and RNA Interference in the Formation of Heterochromatin.” Nature 447, no. 7143 (May 24, 2007): 399–406.
A journal article with 3 authors
Irwin, D. E., S. Bensch, and T. D. Price. “Speciation in a Ring.” Nature 409, no. 6818 (January 18, 2001): 333–37.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zhou, Dong, Roderick J. Tan, Lili Zhou, Yingjian Li, and Youhua Liu. “Kidney Tubular β-Catenin Signaling Controls Interstitial Fibroblast Fate via Epithelial-Mesenchymal Communication.” Scientific Reports 3 (2013): 1878.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Black, Rex. Pragmatic Software Testing. Indianapolis, Indiana: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.
An edited book
Li, Xu-Guang. Analytic Curve Frequency-Sweeping Stability Tests for Systems with Commensurate Delays. Edited by Silviu-Iulian Niculescu and Arben Cela. SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Müller, Anne. “MALT Lymphoma: Clinicopathologic Features and Molecular Pathogenesis.” In The Biology of Gastric Cancers, edited by Timothy C. Wang, James G. Fox, and Andrew S. Giraud, 91–133. New York, NY: Springer, 2009.

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. “Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?” IFLScience. IFLScience, February 9, 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. “GAO Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Highway Trust Fund Excise Taxes.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 25, 2000.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Polderman, Maria Catharina. “Textile Factories and Subsistence Plots: Rural Women’s Livelihoods and Unique Transition Experiences in Bulgaria.” Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, 2006.

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
(nyt), Sophia Kishkovsky. “World Briefing | Europe: Ukraine: Bribery Case Against Acting Premier Is Dropped.” New York Times, January 29, 2005.

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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