How to format your references using the Bangladesh Journal of Child Health citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Bangladesh Journal of Child Health. 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.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
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
Schiermeier Q. Insurers left reeling by disaster year. Nature. 2003 Jan 9;421(6919):99.
A journal article with 2 authors
Clardy J, Walsh C. Lessons from natural molecules. Nature. 2004 Dec 16;432(7019):829–37.
A journal article with 3 authors
Dong X, Wang Y, Xia Y. Re-building Daniell cell with a Li-ion exchange film. Sci Rep. 2014 Nov 5;4:6916.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Xu Q, Liu F, Liu Y, Cui K, Feng X, Zhang W, et al. Broadband light absorption enhancement in dye-sensitized solar cells with Au-Ag alloy popcorn nanoparticles. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2112.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
McPhee P. A Companion to the French Revolution. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2012.
An edited book
Moot R. The Logic of Categorial Grammars: A Deductive Account of Natural Language Syntax and Semantics. Retoré C, editor. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012. X, 300 p. 69 illus. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6850).
A chapter in an edited book
Nadkarni V. Challenges to Interstate Security: China and India in the Twenty-First Century. In: Noonan NC, Nadkarni V, editors. Challenge and Change: Global Threats and the State in Twenty-first Century International Politics. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan US; 2016. p. 71–103.

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 Bangladesh Journal of Child Health.

Blog post
Andrew E. Parasite Causes Cannibalism In Shrimp [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2015 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from:


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. Aviation Fees: Review of Air Carriers’ Year 2000 Passenger and Property Screening Costs. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2005 Apr. Report No.: GAO-05-558.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
McLean MR. Analyzing the relationship of geographic mobility and institutional prestige to career advancement of women in academic medicine pursuing midcareer-, senior-, or executive-level administrative positions: Implications for career advancement strategies [Doctoral dissertation]. [Washington, DC]: George Washington University; 2010.

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 S. Engels Would Gasp, and Locals Gripe, at a Golden Mile. New York Times. 2006 Dec 18;A4.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (1).
This sentence cites two references (1,2).
This sentence cites four references (1–4).

About the journal

Full journal titleBangladesh Journal of Child Health
AbbreviationBanglad. J. Child Health
ISSN (print)0257-3490

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