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
Collins, T. ‘Essays on Science and Society. Toward Sustainable Chemistry’. Science 291.5501 (2001): 48–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clementz, M.T., and J.O. Sewall. ‘Latitudinal Gradients in Greenhouse Seawater δ(18) O: Evidence from Eocene Sirenian Tooth Enamel’. Science 332.6028 (2011): 455–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
Green, S.P., C. Jones, and A. Stasch. ‘Stable Magnesium(I) Compounds with Mg-Mg Bonds’. Science 318.5857 (2007): 1754–7.
A journal article with 10 or more authors
Zwierlein, M.W., A. Schirotzek, C.H. Schunck, and W. Ketterle. ‘Fermionic Superfluidity with Imbalanced Spin Populations’. Science 311.5760 (2006): 492–6.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
El-Reedy, M.A. Project Management in the Oil and Gas Industry. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.
An edited book
Conrad, K., ed. Absolute Hospital Medicine Review: An Intensive Question & Answer Guide. 1st ed. 2016. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Bussolati, G., F. Maletta, S. Asioli, L. Annaratone, A. Sapino, and C. Marchiò. ‘“To Be or Not to Be in a Good Shape”: Diagnostic and Clinical Value of Nuclear Shape Irregularities in Thyroid and Breast Cancer’. Pages 101–21 in Cancer Biology and the Nuclear Envelope: Recent Advances May Elucidate Past Paradoxes. Edited by E.C. Schirmer and J.I. de las Heras. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. New York, NY: Springer, 2014.

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
Andrew, E. ‘Watch a Clam “Lick” Salt Off a Table’. IFLScience. IFLScience, 27 November 2014. https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/watch-clam-lick-salt-table/.

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. Education Programs: Major Issues Affecting Postsecondary Education, School-to-Work, and Youth Employment Programs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 15, 1997.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Hernandez, L. ‘A Culturally Sensitive Mentorship Program for Foster Youth: A Grant Proposal’. Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2009.

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
Sisario, B. ‘Future Hits No. 1 on Billboard Chart’. New York Times, 27 February 2017.

In-text citations

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

This sentence cites one reference T. Collins, ‘Essays on Science and Society. Toward Sustainable Chemistry’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 291 (2001), pp. 48–9..
This sentence cites two references T. Collins, ‘Essays on Science and Society. Toward Sustainable Chemistry’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 291 (2001), pp. 48–9; M.T. Clementz and J.O. Sewall, ‘Latitudinal Gradients in Greenhouse Seawater δ(18) O: Evidence from Eocene Sirenian Tooth Enamel’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 332 (2011), pp. 455–8..

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

  • Two authors: M.T. Clementz and J.O. Sewall, ‘Latitudinal Gradients in Greenhouse Seawater δ(18) O: Evidence from Eocene Sirenian Tooth Enamel’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 332 (2011), pp. 455–8.
  • Three authors: S.P. Green, C. Jones, and A. Stasch, ‘Stable Magnesium(I) Compounds with Mg-Mg Bonds’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 318 (2007), pp. 1754–7.
  • 4 or more authors: M.W. Zwierlein et al., ‘Fermionic Superfluidity with Imbalanced Spin Populations’, Science (New York, N.Y.) 311 (2006), pp. 492–6.

About the journal

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