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

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. 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
Triendl, Robert. “Back to Basics.” Nature 420, no. 6914 (November 28, 2002): 7.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clark, Andrew G., and Philipp W. Messer. “Evolutionary Genomics. Conundrum of Jumbled Mosquito Genomes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 347, no. 6217 (January 2, 2015): 27–28.
A journal article with 3 authors
Mignot, Tâm, John P. Merlie Jr, and David R. Zusman. “Regulated Pole-to-Pole Oscillations of a Bacterial Gliding Motility Protein.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 310, no. 5749 (November 4, 2005): 855–57.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Nagaoka, Tadahiro, Ayumu Inutsuka, Khadiza Begum, Khandakar Musabbir Bin hafiz, and Masashi Kishi. “Vangl2 Regulates E-Cadherin in Epithelial Cells.” Scientific Reports 4 (November 6, 2014): 6940.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Chase, Charles W. Next Generation Demand Management. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2016.
An edited book
Nesterenko, Mikhail V. Thin Impedance Vibrators: Theory and Applications. Edited by Victor A. Katrich, Yuriy M. Penkin, Victor M. Dakhov, and Sergey L. Berdnik. Vol. 95. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. New York, NY: Springer, 2011.
A chapter in an edited book
Lajiness, Michelle J. “Nonsurgical Therapy; Catheters; Devices.” In The Underactive Bladder, edited by Michael B. Chancellor and Ananias C. Diokno, 69–81. 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 Modern Jewish Studies.

Blog post
Hale, Tom. “Here Are The Answers To Some Of The Weirdest Google Searches.” IFLScience. IFLScience, July 28, 2016.


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. “HEW’s Refund Policies of Basic Grants and Other Student Aid Programs.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 11, 1976.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bartenhagen, Jessica. “Transitioning Organizations for Sustainability: Exploring the Intersection of Sustainability, Worldview, and Organization Development.” Doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine 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
Kelly, Michael. “THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Undeclared Candidate; Seeking Better Image, Perot Shifts Campaign.” New York Times, July 8, 1992.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text

About the journal

Full journal titleJournal of Modern Jewish Studies
AbbreviationJ. Mod. Jew. Stud.
ISSN (print)1472-5886
ISSN (online)1472-5894
Sociology and Political Science
Cultural Studies
Political Science and International Relations

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