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
Rubinsztein, David C. “The Roles of Intracellular Protein-Degradation Pathways in Neurodegeneration.” Nature 443, no. 7113 (October 19, 2006): 780–86.
A journal article with 2 authors
Rauch, Wolfgang, and Manfred Kleidorfer. “Water Treatment. Replace Contamination, Not the Pipes.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 345, no. 6198 (August 15, 2014): 734–35.
A journal article with 3 authors
Fine, Paul V. A., Italo Mesones, and Phyllis D. Coley. “Herbivores Promote Habitat Specialization by Trees in Amazonian Forests.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 305, no. 5684 (July 30, 2004): 663–65.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Karol, K. G., R. M. McCourt, M. T. Cimino, and C. F. Delwiche. “The Closest Living Relatives of Land Plants.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 294, no. 5550 (December 14, 2001): 2351–53.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Harrington, Peter J. Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry for Synthesis. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
An edited book
Williams, Claire G., ed. Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifers. Vol. 9. Managing Forest Ecosystems. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Boccara, Claude, and Rémi Carminati. “Near-Field Optics: From Experiment to Theory.” In Nanoscience: Nanotechnologies and Nanophysics, edited by Claire Dupas, Philippe Houdy, and Marcel Lahmani, 121–56. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2007.

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
Fang, Janet. “Why Do Birds Crash Into Planes?” IFLScience. IFLScience, January 8, 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. “Technology: America’s Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, April 4, 1995.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bujarbarua, Vikram. “Production Optimization Using an In-Situ Steam Generator in a Rejuvenated Heavy Oil Field.” Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, 2015.

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
Qiu, Linda. “Dubious Defense for Voting Against Storm Relief in 2013.” New York Times, August 30, 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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