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
Hoag, Hannah. “Ontario.” Nature 434, no. 7033 (March 31, 2005): 676–77.
A journal article with 2 authors
Oppenheim, Jonathan, and Stephanie Wehner. “The Uncertainty Principle Determines the Nonlocality of Quantum Mechanics.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 330, no. 6007 (November 19, 2010): 1072–74.
A journal article with 3 authors
Shih, William M., Joel D. Quispe, and Gerald F. Joyce. “A 1.7-Kilobase Single-Stranded DNA That Folds into a Nanoscale Octahedron.” Nature 427, no. 6975 (February 12, 2004): 618–21.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Clutton-Brock, T. H., S. J. Hodge, G. Spong, A. F. Russell, N. R. Jordan, N. C. Bennett, L. L. Sharpe, and M. B. Manser. “Intrasexual Competition and Sexual Selection in Cooperative Mammals.” Nature 444, no. 7122 (December 21, 2006): 1065–68.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Kampen, Thorsten U. Low Molecular Weight Organic Semiconductors. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2010.
An edited book
Hild, Ed. Pro SharePoint Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2007. Edited by Susie Adams. Berkeley, CA: Apress, 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
Lange, Troels, Tamsin Meaney, Eva Riesbeck, and Anna Wernberg. “Mathematical Teaching Moments: Between Instruction and Construction.” In Early Mathematics Learning: Selected Papers of the POEM 2012 Conference, edited by Ulrich Kortenkamp, Birgit Brandt, Christiane Benz, Götz Krummheuer, Silke Ladel, and Rose Vogel, 37–54. 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 Modern Jewish Studies.

Blog post
Andrew, Elise. “White House Requests $30 Million For Europa Mission.” IFLScience. IFLScience, February 3, 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. “District of Columbia: D.C. Public Schools Inappropriately Used Gas Utility Contract for Renovations.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 28, 2001.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Fortenbery, Nicole Renee. “Regulation of Natural Killer Cells: SHIP-1, 2B4, and Immunomodulation by Lenalidomide.” Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, 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
Wagner, James. “Harvey, Walker and Lagares Join the Mets’ Lengthy Injured List.” New York Times, June 15, 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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