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
Stuessy, Tod F. “Evolutionary Biology: Sympatric Plant Speciation in Islands?” Nature 443, no. 7114 (October 26, 2006): E12; discussion E12-3.
A journal article with 2 authors
Pontzen, Andrew, and Fabio Governato. “Cold Dark Matter Heats Up.” Nature 506, no. 7487 (February 13, 2014): 171–78.
A journal article with 3 authors
Johnson, Catherine L., Catherine G. Constable, and Lisa Tauxe. “Geophysics. Mapping Long-Term Changes in Earth’s Magnetic Field.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 300, no. 5628 (June 27, 2003): 2044–45.
A journal article with 11 or more authors
Lee, Byoung-Sun, Seung-Yeol Jeon, Haedong Park, Geunsung Lee, Ho-Sung Yang, and Woong-Ryeol Yu. “New Electrospinning Nozzle to Reduce Jet Instability and Its Application to Manufacture of Multi-Layered Nanofibers.” Scientific Reports 4 (October 24, 2014): 6758.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
Coulson, Jim. Sustainable Use of Wood in Construction. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
An edited book
Ghoshal, Uday C., ed. Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Motility and Its Disorders. New Delhi: Springer India, 2016.
A chapter in an edited book
Grancharova, Alexandra, and Tor Arne Johansen. “Explicit MPC of Constrained Nonlinear Systems with Quantized Inputs.” In Explicit Nonlinear Model Predictive Control: Theory and Applications, edited by Tor Arne Johansen, 111–25. Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2012.

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. “How Poo-Sniffing Detective Dogs Can Save Elusive, Rare Gorillas.” IFLScience. IFLScience, February 25, 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. “Department of Homeland Security: Oversight and Coordination of Research and Development Should Be Strengthened.” Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, September 12, 2012.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Ware, Sharon C. “Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women: A Modifiable Lifestyle Risk Factor.” Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Long Beach, 2014.

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
Vecsey, George. “For Outsiders, Overuse Isn’t a Worry.” New York Times, June 30, 2014.

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

Other styles