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
Sachs, Jeffrey D. “Seeking a Global Solution.” Nature 430, no. 7001 (August 12, 2004): 725–26.
A journal article with 2 authors
Jones, Warren, and Ami Klin. “Attention to Eyes Is Present but in Decline in 2-6-Month-Old Infants Later Diagnosed with Autism.” Nature 504, no. 7480 (December 19, 2013): 427–31.
A journal article with 3 authors
Frank, Filipp, Nahum Sonenberg, and Bhushan Nagar. “Structural Basis for 5’-Nucleotide Base-Specific Recognition of Guide RNA by Human AGO2.” Nature 465, no. 7299 (June 10, 2010): 818–22.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Cvetkovic, Aleksandar, Angeli Lal Menon, Michael P. Thorgersen, Joseph W. Scott, Farris L. Poole 2nd, Francis E. Jenney Jr, W. Andrew Lancaster, et al. “Microbial Metalloproteomes Are Largely Uncharacterized.” Nature 466, no. 7307 (August 5, 2010): 779–82.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Daries, Hayley. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2012.
An edited book
Šimko, Jakub. Semantic Acquisition Games: Harnessing Manpower for Creating Semantics. Edited by Mária Bieliková. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2014.
A chapter in an edited book
Ben-Daya, Mohamed. “Failure Mode and Effect Analysis.” In Handbook of Maintenance Management and Engineering, edited by Mohamed Ben-Daya, Salih O. Duffuaa, Abdul Raouf, Jezdimir Knezevic, and Daoud Ait-Kadi, 75–90. London: 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 Modern Jewish Studies.

Blog post
Carpineti, Alfredo. “First Scientific Paper Published From New Horizons Mission.” IFLScience. IFLScience, October 15, 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. “Impacts of Closing Meigs Field Airport.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 16, 1996.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Banks, Gennay Monique. “The Revolution Will Not Be Gender-Ized.” 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
Brantley, Ben. “Sam Shepard, Roaming Utterly Wild.” New York Times, September 26, 2017.

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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