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
Livingston, J. D. “An Electromagnetic Personality.” Nature 407, no. 6803 (September 28, 2000): 453.
A journal article with 2 authors
Shelke, Sandip A., and Joseph A. Piccirilli. “Origins of Life: RNA Made in Its Own Mirror Image.” Nature 515, no. 7527 (November 20, 2014): 347–48.
A journal article with 3 authors
Bragg, Arthur E., Molly C. Cavanagh, and Benjamin J. Schwartz. “Linear Response Breakdown in Solvation Dynamics Induced by Atomic Electron-Transfer Reactions.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 321, no. 5897 (September 26, 2008): 1817–22.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Zoorob, M. E., M. D. Charlton, G. J. Parker, J. J. Baumberg, and M. C. Netti. “Complete Photonic Bandgaps in 12-Fold Symmetric Quasicrystals.” Nature 404, no. 6779 (April 13, 2000): 740–43.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Koperski, Jeffrey. The Physics of Theism. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
An edited book
Prain, Vaughan, Peter Cox, Craig Deed, Debra Edwards, Cathleen Farrelly, Mary Keeffe, Valerie Lovejoy, Lucy Mow, Peter Sellings, and Bruce Waldrip, eds. Personalising Learning in Open-Plan Schools. Rotterdam: SensePublishers, 2015.
A chapter in an edited book
Roumelis, George, Michael Vassilakopoulos, Antonio Corral, and Yannis Manolopoulos. “The K Group Nearest-Neighbor Query on Non-Indexed RAM-Resident Data.” In Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management: First International Conference, GISTAM 2015, Barcelona, Spain, April 28-30, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, edited by Cédric Grueau and Jorge Gustavo Rocha, 69–89. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

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
Fang, Janet. “Crabs Are Gobbling Up Our Mangrove Restoration Efforts.” IFLScience. IFLScience, June 23, 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. “Automatic Data Processing Policies, Procedures, and Practices at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, June 9, 1971.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Williams, Aldrenna P. “Reentry of Substance Abusing Female Ex-Offenders from Prison to an Urban Community.” Doctoral dissertation, George Washington University, 2012.

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
Goldstein, Matthew, and Ben Protess. “Outline Fails to Mention Loophole for the Very Rich.” New York Times, April 27, 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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