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
Selman, J. R. “Materials Science. Poison-Tolerant Fuel Cells.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 326, no. 5949 (October 2, 2009): 52–53.
A journal article with 2 authors
Fehr, Ernst, and Bettina Rockenbach. “Detrimental Effects of Sanctions on Human Altruism.” Nature 422, no. 6928 (March 13, 2003): 137–40.
A journal article with 3 authors
Schrater, P. R., D. C. Knill, and E. P. Simoncelli. “Perceiving Visual Expansion without Optic Flow.” Nature 410, no. 6830 (April 12, 2001): 816–19.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Högbom, Martin, Pål Stenmark, Nina Voevodskaya, Grant McClarty, Astrid Gräslund, and Pär Nordlund. “The Radical Site in Chlamydial Ribonucleotide Reductase Defines a New R2 Subclass.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 305, no. 5681 (July 9, 2004): 245–48.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Merritt, Carey. Process Steam Systems. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2015.
An edited book
Tymieniecka, Anna-Teresa, ed. Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology on the Perennial Issue of Microcosm and Macrocosm. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2006.
A chapter in an edited book
Hens, Thorsten, and Marc Oliver Rieger. “Two-Period Model: State-Preference Approach.” In Financial Economics: A Concise Introduction to Classical and Behavioral Finance, edited by Marc Oliver Rieger, 141–220. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.

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. “The US-Russian Space Station Mission Is A Study In Cooperation.” IFLScience. IFLScience, May 1, 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. “Critical Infrastructure Protection: Progress Coordinating Government and Private Sector Efforts Varies by Sectors’ Characteristics.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, October 16, 2006.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Valdovinos, Giuliana. “Entre Familia (among Family): A Parent Training and Social Support Program for Latino Families. A Grant Proposal.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 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
Kishkovsky, Sophia. “Moscow Talking of Arson As Fire Toll Climbs to 36.” New York Times, November 25, 2003.

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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