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
Butler D. Safety doubts force rethink of embattled comet mission. Nature. 2003 Jan 16;421(6920):198.
A journal article with 2 authors
Merritt S, Clauset A. Environmental structure and competitive scoring advantages in team competitions. Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 29;3:3067.
A journal article with 3 authors
Qvarnström A, Pärt T, Sheldon BC. Adaptive plasticity in mate preference linked to differences in reproductive effort. Nature. 2000 May 18;405(6784):344–7.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
Lashuel HA, Hartley D, Petre BM, Walz T, Lansbury PT Jr. Neurodegenerative disease: amyloid pores from pathogenic mutations. Nature. 2002 Jul 18;418(6895):291.

Books and book chapters

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

An authored book
First MB, Tasman A. Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2006.
An edited book
Zhu YT, Varyukhin V, editors. Nanostructured Materials by High-Pressure Severe Plastic Deformation. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2006. XIV, 312 p. (NATO Science Series, II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; vol. 212).
A chapter in an edited book
Flum H, Cinamon RG. An Interdisciplinary View Of Social Constructionist Vocational Psychology. In: McIlveen P, Schultheiss DE, editors. Social Constructionism in Vocational Psychology and Career Development. Rotterdam: SensePublishers; 2012. p. 45–57.

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. Gene Breakthrough Brings Glaucoma Drugs A Step Closer [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. Federal Research: Guidance for Equipment Acquired Under Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1999 Mar. Report No.: RCED-99-73.

Theses and dissertations

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

Doctoral dissertation
Bottorff EA. The community college baccalaureate: A study of capital costs in Florida [Doctoral dissertation]. [Boca Raton, FL]: Florida Atlantic University; 2011.

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
Schwirtz M. Rikers Inmate Spent Brief Escape Hiding in Bushes. New York Times. 2017 Jul 27;A23.

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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