How to format your references using the Journal of Jewish Studies citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Jewish Studies (JJS). 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Chatenoud, L. ‘Immunology. Teaching the Immune System “Self” Respect and Tolerance’. Science 344.6190 (2014): 1343–4.
A journal article with 2 authors
Matsukawa, Y., and S.J. Zinkle. ‘One-Dimensional Fast Migration of Vacancy Clusters in Metals’. Science 318.5852 (2007): 959–62.
A journal article with 3 authors
Levey, D.J., R.S. Duncan, and C.F. Levins. ‘Animal Behaviour: Use of Dung as a Tool by Burrowing Owls’. Nature 431.7004 (2004): 39.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Batterham, R.L., D.H. Ffytche, J.M. Rosenthal, F.O. Zelaya, G.J. Barker, D.J. Withers, and S.C.R. Williams. ‘PYY Modulation of Cortical and Hypothalamic Brain Areas Predicts Feeding Behaviour in Humans’. Nature 450.7166 (2007): 106–9.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Bilbao, S. Wave and Scattering Methods for Numerical Simulation. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2005.
An edited book
Lyden, P.D., ed. Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Stroke. Second Edition. Current Clinical Neurology. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2005.
A chapter in an edited book
Reussner, R., and V. Firus. ‘Basic and Dependent Metrics’. Pages 37–8 in Dependability Metrics: Advanced Lectures. Edited by I. Eusgeld, F.C. Freiling, and R. Reussner. 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 Jewish Studies.

Blog post
Fang, J. ‘New Species Of Snail Named For Marriage Equality’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 14 October 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/new-hermaphrodite-snail-named-marriage-equality/.

Reports

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. [Comments on Montana’s Entitlement to Restoration of Rehabilitation Funds]. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 23, 1989.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Gopalappa, C. ‘Three Essays on Analytical Models to Improve Early Detection of Cancer’. Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, 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
Vecsey, G. ‘Old Pro Matsui Comes Through At the New Park’. New York Times, 5 November 2009.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by name and year in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference L. Chatenoud, ‘Immunology. Teaching the Immune System “Self” Respect and Tolerance’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 344 (2014), pp. 1343–4..
This sentence cites two references L. Chatenoud, ‘Immunology. Teaching the Immune System “Self” Respect and Tolerance’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 344 (2014), pp. 1343–4; Y. Matsukawa and S.J. Zinkle, ‘One-Dimensional Fast Migration of Vacancy Clusters in Metals’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (2007), pp. 959–62..

Here are examples of in-text citations with multiple authors:

  • Two authors: Y. Matsukawa and S.J. Zinkle, ‘One-Dimensional Fast Migration of Vacancy Clusters in Metals’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (2007), pp. 959–62.
  • Three authors: D.J. Levey, R.S. Duncan, and C.F. Levins, ‘Animal Behaviour: Use of Dung as a Tool by Burrowing Owls’, Nature 431 (2004), pp. 39.
  • 4 or more authors: R.L. Batterham et al., ‘PYY Modulation of Cortical and Hypothalamic Brain Areas Predicts Feeding Behaviour in Humans’, Nature 450 (2007), pp. 106–9.

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Jewish Studies
ISSN (print)0022-2097
ISSN (online)2056-6689
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